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“Weird” Chinese Style in Table Tennis

October 18, 2019

Hi, welcome back to the channel of EmRatThich. Today I want to present some
“Weird table tennis styles” that can be seen only in China. This is the 2017
Stiga Tournament organized at Xi An station. This tournament is only for the
amateur players. Let’s feel the “Amateur” level in China and Have fun!


  • Reply 梁宏鳴 July 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I thought in table tennis, chinese style is the world standard no matter how it looks like?

  • Reply ulyssis li July 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    this is a tournament for amateuer in Xi'an city.

  • Reply Leeman Harrington July 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    1:09 dude's missing an arm and could still whoop your ass

  • Reply Kevin Zhu July 26, 2017 at 4:09 am

    You guys call this dude coach? Real coach would not say that's weird propbably he didn't watch a lot of TT games. I would say these people in the video have some experience but not experienced. Just like when you see ordinary brazilians playing soccer on the Rio's streets, you would say they play much better than many countries' national team.

  • Reply PongGod July 27, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Not sure what's supposed to be so "weird" about these players' styles. I see much weirder stuff all the time in the US.

  • Reply Troy Wong August 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Can you pls stop calling yourself coach if your vision is so narrow? If you can't point out what is weird with their forms what's the point making judgement? 💩💩

  • Reply Saiful Islam August 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    great video…..btw can i know da source of da background music

  • Reply Nino Ding August 4, 2017 at 2:42 am


  • Reply drusha1 August 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    penhold. nothing new here.

  • Reply Tommy August 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    they all look normal but you sound weird

  • Reply Zhenyi Zhu August 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    What is weird for u? Stupid

  • Reply 罗前进 August 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Actually,things changed. At present,most people they love basketball very much instead of table tennis.

  • Reply uknow who u messing with August 12, 2017 at 4:52 am

    fucking Idoit,read more books you dumbass

  • Reply acoi badz August 14, 2017 at 7:09 am

    weird? that was fantastic play

  • Reply Babak Rad August 15, 2017 at 11:25 am

    If this is amateur then I always have a dance with my racket… I have lost my total confidence…

  • Reply 肖博诣 August 16, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    1:45 I can't even score a single point against that dude with only one arm…

  • Reply Ernest Li August 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Lol that's not even weird, you r the weird one.

  • Reply Buck Rogers August 19, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Don't be fucking ignorant. This style of holding the bat has been in fashion since, what, table tennis was invented? Some players prefer this style (maybe because they grew up with it). Others prefer the "chopper" hold. There is nothing weird about it. In fact, it offers a very speedy backhand reply. Do your research before calling anything weird.

  • Reply Asmobia August 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Chinese doesn't speak good English; they clearly don't understand what AMATEUR means, look at this guys, they play like Olympic champions.

  • Reply Stanley Sun August 21, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Come on. This is common style in Asia not Chinese only.

  • Reply shingcheng wang August 21, 2017 at 10:29 am


  • Reply john rambo August 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Oh no,that's not weird in CN,everybody even a kid knows that style bro

  • Reply WEI GUO August 21, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    It is not weird …

  • Reply Keith Tian August 22, 2017 at 2:39 am

    whats wrong with ur english

  • Reply Yang Yew August 22, 2017 at 3:17 am

    "Weird" video caption in 2017!!! RACIST PEOPLE FEEL ASHAMED FOR YOU

  • Reply Chen Melvin August 23, 2017 at 6:43 am

    why is it even weird? its just another way of holding. the bat is diff as well. handle is shorter.

  • Reply akyeren August 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Nice BGM, really takes me back to the sweet 90s.

  • Reply Jiangster August 24, 2017 at 7:05 am

    2:12 you're suppose to serve behind the table, right?

  • Reply Zefanya Lt August 24, 2017 at 7:13 am

    reporting this video for clickbaiting, this doesn't look amateur at all

  • Reply 無敵小孩 August 24, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Weird but awsome

  • Reply Thomas Li August 25, 2017 at 5:47 am

    it's pretty standard and normal

  • Reply - Caesar August 25, 2017 at 6:41 am

    well they are amateurs. I'm from china and I've seen my dad and some other people at his age playing at the same level as shown in the video. China invented table tennis so no surprise their people lead in the sport. Chinese might not win strength battles but definitely mind games and games that require agility. China invented TT so I wouldn't say their style is weird

  • Reply samz hwang August 25, 2017 at 10:03 am

    the handling is not weird it's old school style, check back 70's 80s' ping pong world tournament and you will see it. you sure they are amateur?lol

  • Reply jeanpaulkassdale August 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I watched this full video for some obscure reason…

  • Reply Richard Wang August 26, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Geez, all those illegal serves.

  • Reply Donke August 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Nothing's more weird than your voice

  • Reply Sam Paul August 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    It's just the same as basketball in America. Even amateurs are good.

  • Reply Bruce August 27, 2017 at 3:15 am

    If you call them amateur then I'm at infant level

  • Reply Anh Lê August 31, 2017 at 1:32 am

    It not weird for me, some people in my country also use this style

  • Reply f0rest liu August 31, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    there is nothing weird to me

  • Reply mohawk548 September 3, 2017 at 4:57 am

    I hold the bat , leave the handle to play .

  • Reply Babak Rad September 4, 2017 at 7:50 am

    If these guys are amateur then I am nothing!

  • Reply rvsd44 September 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    what's "weird" abt this tourney?

  • Reply Injured TableTennisPlayer September 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I fail to see the weirdness in their play. Of course chinese are good at table tennis. Their national sport. Chinese amateur basketball, tennis, baseball and football players would marvel at US amateurs in those sports. The same as most would marvel at India cricket and field hockey. European and South America soccer. Etc.

  • Reply Cute Hamster September 13, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Everyone of these players would probably beat the best player of my club (1675 QTTR) and I myself would have no chance at all lol (1054 QTTR)

  • Reply Shoaib Shaikh September 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

    These Amateur players are way better than the pros of many countries 😀

  • Reply Miles Enriquez October 5, 2017 at 1:48 am

    The only weird thing on this video is the Title.

  • Reply ray8uk October 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    the title might as well have put "racist" in the title.

  • Reply Tan Günaydın November 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    türk gücü bi kalp alırım reiz

  • Reply Bo Zhang December 2, 2017 at 2:56 am

    You edited all the weird ones out… There were at least a dozen pips players in this tournament.

  • Reply James Parrilla December 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Wait these are amateurs?

  • Reply Ιορδάνης Αρβανιτιδης December 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I am number 200 in greece and I say for sure I can easily beat all of these guys …they are unskilled …. ma lin and whang hao were some well respected chinese style players

  • Reply KAF128 December 19, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Don't think they're that weird ! We see some in the UK. Most are quite stylish – they seem to have good touch/feel – nice clip !

  • Reply SimonSHDs December 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    they are no amatures….

  • Reply Ning LI December 26, 2017 at 6:48 am

    This is a national competition for amateurs in China. the video shown is the match in Xi'an zone, a southwestern division of this national competition.

  • Reply wan yithaaan December 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    respect to the 1:08 guy

  • Reply lynfieldpenis January 1, 2018 at 10:26 am

    the one armed guy is OP

  • Reply Thoeun Kong January 4, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    The match starting at 5:15 seems like a fun match to watch

  • Reply 30all January 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I don't see any weirdness at all. some of them are semi-pro obviously

  • Reply Janusz Jablonowski January 13, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Why so many dislikes?

  • Reply Eiji Muroya January 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    The only weird thing I see in this video is this tournament mixed all categories that shouldn't compete together.

  • Reply NightWolf OfDoom January 17, 2018 at 8:07 pm


  • Reply NightWolf OfDoom January 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Why you. Raciest to Chinese people

  • Reply ImEasyAs January 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

    When you feel like you've reached "amateur level" … and then you see "China's Amateur level" 🙁 … I feel like a beginner again.

  • Reply Dielonthug February 3, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    That dude with one arm should compete in the paralympics.

  • Reply Evil Hatsune miku February 10, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    No no your are worng

  • Reply Meurth February 11, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    total clickbait title, doesn't make any sense whatsoever. you're just showing random rallies…

  • Reply WorgAgate44 February 12, 2018 at 2:57 am

    They are amateurs but they are better than the national team of my country

  • Reply PAINT'D_GOLD February 14, 2018 at 5:36 am

    Penhold Grip. i use the same grip

  • Reply darryl kassle February 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Nothing weird about this. I have seen the same styles in Australia. Its universal amongst amatuers i would in fact say. It may be weird in the sense that the technique is not professional but thats all.

  • Reply TheJeremy0226 February 17, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    They are so good lol

  • Reply Tuấn Anh Nguyễn February 18, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Chào ng ae VN :)))

  • Reply Mike Williams February 18, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    So ignorant! The penhold style favoured by the Chinese dominated table tennis for decades and was adopted by many western players. But as the West improved the handshake style which allows for an easier backhand reasserted itself and was adopted by many Chinese and other Asian players.

  • Reply Bullhamster February 27, 2018 at 12:24 am

    some illegal serves going on there

  • Reply carlkevin froa March 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Maybe the one arm guy is weird

  • Reply Choong Choong Chang March 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    There is nothing weird about this style. I have been playing this way for more than 30 years already

  • Reply Dee & Shinna March 10, 2018 at 9:42 am


  • Reply 胡俊涛 March 16, 2018 at 9:14 am

    1:50 好腿

  • Reply Asterisk Chan March 17, 2018 at 3:04 am

    I. Play. With. That style

  • Reply Miraclemeditations March 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    I wonder why would so many people (204 at this time) give this a thumbs-down? It looks like good quality TT to me.

  • Reply mendebil March 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I bet it's illegal to come in a blue shirt 😛 😛 😛

  • Reply Aayu Ghimire March 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    in nepal.. we also play like thid

  • Reply I Oppxi I April 6, 2018 at 4:55 am

    It’s called pen hold

  • Reply ALL STAR PRINT LAB April 8, 2018 at 6:52 am

    How tf is this amateur??? These players are insane!!

  • Reply zz Z May 1, 2018 at 3:35 am

    How stupid u r to use a title like that

  • Reply Ooo Iii May 5, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    ‘piao liang’ means nice shot in case u wondering 😃

  • Reply Big1boi1denis May 23, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Man I never knew this but this is always the way I've played table tennis

  • Reply Nexis June 5, 2018 at 7:02 am

    ignorance is weird u dumb shit

  • Reply Mark Wang June 7, 2018 at 7:08 am

    you call penhold as" weird" ? you sure you can use your normal style to defeat those kids or grandpas?

  • Reply kyle bao June 22, 2018 at 3:41 pm


  • Reply Cathy Meaw July 16, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I like how they don't classify the players into age or gender group. And seems like all Chinese were born with table tennis skills.

  • Reply Lewis Hamilton August 26, 2018 at 10:41 am

    XU XIN ???

  • Reply d8v1dee February 20, 2019 at 5:53 am

    one arm man good. now i know there is something i can be good at even if disaster strikes

  • Reply Jewshua Does Random Things February 27, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I thougtht penhold was dying off.

  • Reply daniel cadena garcia March 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    You jave to be kidding! Thats more like intermediate level

  • Reply Ledherman LP April 29, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Amateur this is advanced level in austria

  • Reply Jack Wong May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    what is weird about this video?

  • Reply Asif Zuzara June 2, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Ther are not ameture player

  • Reply sandy moonstone June 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    🍎 我喜欢乒乓。💗

  • Reply jo yohan September 27, 2019 at 2:24 am

    This is amateur.. ?? Me a noob then.. 😭

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