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    Posted: 12/30/2021 at 3:27pm
do you know any pro player who started playing tt at 15 years old or more?
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Define Pro.  Also define the word "Start." 

Most of the time, players who achieve a high level who claim to have started late have a funny definition of the word "start."  "Yea, I started at age 20.  I mean I played all my life but I only started playing 6 hours a day once I hit 20." 

Personally I define "start" as the first time you pick up a racket to play.  I haven't heard of anyone who achieved a world ranking of over 200 who "started" past age 15.  When I trained in China one of the national team coaches told me that if Waldner started at age 16, with perfect coaching, he would have only been a province level player.  To make a province team by starting at 16, you would have to be the most naturally talented player of all time in ideal circumstances. 
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Hugo Calderano is example, but if he would use Zhang Jike Blue Dragon he won't never pick his level
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Calderano started practicing at age 8.  He started training full time at age 14. 
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Wong started playing table tennis aged six against his brother. He joined a club at age nine.
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   Table tennis is a direct road to beggary.

The most likely destiny for a table tennis player is miserity and beggary. This is the reason that I entered Technical Universtity, table tennis earning nothing for me.
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Originally posted by igorponger igorponger wrote:

   Table tennis is a direct road to beggary.

The most likely destiny for a table tennis player is miserity and beggary. This is the reason that I entered Technical Universtity, table tennis earning nothing for me.

If you are good, Germany and their  even low league gives you good money, next you learn language and they give you very good job, next you training kids, you have very good job, and CEO of your company  watch your games so you have very good money because you are face of club and you live in small cities, local star 
but table tennis and their marketing is very bad, they had very good quality of games and they broke their own formula with new balls, so table tennis started to be less exciting =less money, less people, less sponsors,
After all, you must get a lot of "high level sessions" which cost a lot of money and even with sessions you won't be even provintional level player because it always someone who have more talent and better quality, physical, natural resistant  to stress and all kind "pro life of habits"

OK. For me the worst part of table tennis is looking on guys who gives everything on sport
- diet
- job
- social life
and see how their life is going down and they gets nothing, and after all I know guys who were top tier young talents, and they grown up and they get money from playing table tennis and their last worry about life
is
table tennis
so  Wannabe ProS needs more distance to own plans because you live like MONK and you calculate everything just to go to table everyday and next match you must win every points, too much stress for this type of renouncement
University? I didnt show up it f**ked my flow up
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