Information Times. Table tennis players from around the world dream to play the sport just like the Chinese players. For them, cutting the gap in terms of techniques and mental stability could be a great achievement. Fortunately, there is the Chinese Super League which serves as a venue for these players to interact closely with the leaders in table tennis.
After Jorgen Persson was confirmed to play in the upcoming season of the Super League, another world-class foreign name is being reported to join the league. It is the 19-year old and the beauty of the Japanese table tennis team, Kasumi Ishikawa.
The new season of the Chinese Super League is set to commence on October and each club has been busy in negotiating contract signings as the deadline for foreign aid registrations under the Chinese Table Tennis Association is on September 20.
According to reports, the reigning champion in the women division, Shandong Luneng may welcome the Japanese table tennis beauty Kasumi Ishikawa to their team as her participation is not yet finalised. Shandong Luneng Club executive deputy general manager Sun Jian said: "there is the intention but the contract hasn't been signed yet."
After the London Olympics, in order to improve her own skills, Kasumi Ishikawa actually targeted to participate in the Chinese Super League in order to narrow her gap from the Chinese players.
Kasumi Ishikawa has never played in the Chinese Super League before however she has already been training with the Luneng Club before. This makes each party to have a certain degree of respect to each other. Kasumi Ishikawa eventually decided to join the Luneng Club and be her first ever team in the Super League.
"The Luneng Club now has Li Xiaoxia, Zhang Jike and Zhang Chao. Our club will be introducing foreign aides to enrich the team together. Ishikawa is the most suitable candidate." Sun Jian added.
Although Ishikawa is a Japanese player, Sun Jian believes that there will be no problems in terms of communication. "Kasumi Ishikawa speaks Chinese very well so there will be no problems with communication." Sun Jian concluded.
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