Table Tennis: The Top 5 Women's Table Tennis Players in the World
The top 5 women’s table tennis players in the world have found themselves in such an elite group because of their tremendous work ethic, love for the game of table tennis, and ability to overcome adversity. At eTableTennis.com, in addition to being asked about the top men’s ping pong players, we are also asked by customers about the best women’s table tennis players. Although there are many women ping pong players who are extremely talented and have a chance of becoming one of the top women’s table tennis players, the eTableTennis.com team has decided to narrow the list down to 5 uber-talented ping pong players. The five ping pong players have worked extremely hard to get to where they are, and deserve the recognition they receive.
Despite there being at least ten women who one could make a case for, we have decided to limit our list to five very elite ping pong players. Our list considers International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) ranking, overall skill level, and influence within the table tennis community, so with that said, here are the top 5 women’s table tennis players in the world in no particular order:
5’5” Feng Tianwei of Singapore is an exceptional ping ping player who uses a right-handed shakehand grip. Tianwei made her international table tennis debut in 2007 in the ITTF Pro Tour Volkswagon Korean Open, and quickly solidified herself as one of the top women’s ping pong players in the world. Possessing excellent table tennis footwork and quick hands, Feng Tianwei went on to become the 2nd best women’s table tennis player in the world by September 2010 and was also named by Best Player of the Year by the Singapore Table Tennis Association. Despite turning 30 this past August, Tianwei hasn’t slowed down one bit and is currently ranked as the #4 women’s ping pong player by the International Table Tennis Federation.
23 year old Kasumi Ishikawa is a Japanese table tennis player who has an excellent chance to eventually become the #1 women’s ping pong player in the world at some point in the future. Ultilizing a left-handed shakehand grip, Ishikawa is known for the tremendous top spin she puts on ping pong balls. Despite only standing 5’2”, Kasumi Ishikawa possesses a powerful table tennis stroke, incredible reflexes, and terrific loops, which are three attributes that have made her one of the top 5 women’s table tennis players in the world today.
Arguably the top women’s table tennis player in the world, China’s Ding Ning may finish her table tennis career as the best woman to ever play the game of ping pong. Standing 5’8”, Ning possesses a left-handed shakehand grip, a long reach, and plays with tremendous energy and body control. As a result of her superior table tennis skills, the 26 year old Ning has won many gold medals during her table tennis career including two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and one at the 2016 World Table Tennis Championships. Known for her reverse tomahawk serve, Ding Ning current holds the #1 ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation, and will likely hold that position for the foreseeable future.
China’s Zhu Yuling is a 5’3” ping pong player with an extreme work ethic. Utilizing a right-handed shakehand grip, the 22 year old Yuling began playing table tennis at the age of 5 and blossomed into one of the best women’s ping pong players in China very quickly. By the age of 15, she was made a member of China’s National Team due to her superior talent and terrific work ethic. Yuling is know for practicing for up to nine hours per day to perfect her table tennis skills, and doing so has paid off handsomely. She has been ranked as high as #2 in the world and is currently ranked as the #4 women’s table tennis player in the world. Keep an eye on her because with her skills, work ethic, and youth, it’s possible for her to one day earn the #1 table tennis player ranking.
Despite only being 16 years old, Japan’s Mima Ito is a force to be reckoned with and has the potential to eventually become the top women’s table tennis player in the world. With a right-handed shakehand grip player style, Ito has always been an incredibly advanced ping pong player for her age. When she was just 10 years old, Mima Ito because the younger ping pong player to ever win a match at Japan’s Senior Table Tennis Championships. The following year, at the age of 11, Ito was so talented that she was able to beat a table tennis player who was ranked #50 in the world. Mima Ito played in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games for Japan’s table tennis team and won the bronze medal. She’s currently ranked as the 8th best women’s table tennis player in the world, but due to having such amazing talent at only 16 years old, the team at eTableTennis.com believes that she has the potential to eventually become the top women’s ping pong player and can drastically increase the popularity of the women’s table tennis game.
Hopefully, eTableTennis.com has done a good job of informed you of the names and background information on the top 5 women’s ping pong players in the world. At eTableTennis.com, not only do we like to keep our visitors aware of the top ping pong players in the world, but we also have a great selection of table tennis products including ping pong tables, ping pong paddles, table tennis balls, and table tennis nets. Please view our collections: Ping Pong Tables, Table Tennis Paddles, Ping Pong Balls, and Table Tennis Nets.
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