Xu Xin

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Birth DateJan. 8, 1990 (age 27)
GenderMale
GripPenhold
Teams
Chinese National Team
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Shanghai
Country China

Equipment

Forehand Rubber DHS NEO Skyline 3 TG3
Backhand Rubber STIGA Calibra LT
Blade STIGA Intensity NCT

Top Achievements

2013 World Cup Men Singles Champion
2013 World Tour Grand Finals Champion
2012 World Tour Grand Finals Champion

Xu Xin was born in Jiangsu China and started playing table tennis at the age of 5. Since then, the sport has already been a part of Xu Xin's life. While studying in his primary years, Xu Xin never left training. 

One interesting part of Xu Xin growing up is that he learned to do things using his left hand. In using chopsticks and writing, Xu Xin used his left hand. As expected, he played table tennis as a left handed person after one trainer discovered his capabilities as a lefty and made him play as such.   

Xu Xin was a hardworking student, balancing studies and the sport very well. Xu Xin has consistently been in the top 2 in his class. At the age of 10, Xu Xin got in the Jiangsu Provincial Sports School. February 24, 2002, Xu Xin was brought by the veteran coach Tang Zhixian to Shanghai.  

Xu Xin's life in Shanghai wasn't easy. He lived and trained in a non-air-conditioned environment. Just like any other champion, Xu Xin endured the hardships knowing that he will soon enjoy the fruits of his labour. 

February 2007, Xu Xin was selected to join the National Team but it was only in October of that same year where he got into the main team. Xu Xin was coached by Qin Zhijian who happened to be a left-handed penhold player like him. 

Xu Xin's first major achievement was the East Asian Games Men's Singles in 2009. In 2010, Xu Xin clinched his first ever World Tour title in Kuwait. Xu Xin has taken part in the World Championships for a number of times already. His biggest contribution came in 2014 where h first played in the finals of the World Team Championships. 

Xu Xin News Feed

  • Xu Xin: The Best Player For The Olympic Team Competition

    Xu Xin: The Best Player For The Olympic Team Competition

    China As one of the few players right now who are using the penhold style and doing well with it, Xu Xin holds a special feature against other players. This is also the very reason why he was chosen to be ...
  • Xu Xin Accepts Olympic Position

    Xu Xin Accepts Olympic Position

    China The lineup of the Chinese Team for the Olympic Games is one of the most anticipated things in table tennis. Just before this weekend, the ITTF released a post that made the lineup of the Chinese Team much clearer. It ...
  • Zhang Jike Got Wang Hao’S Support (Videos)

    Zhang Jike Got Wang Hao’S Support (Videos)

    China The former member of the Chinese National Team, a world champion and three-time Olympic finalist, Wang Hao, is still concerned with the National Team especially that the Olympic Games is coming nearer. For him, both Zhang Jike and Xu Xin ...
  • Japan & Korea Open Crucial For Chinese Players (Video)

    Japan & Korea Open Crucial For Chinese Players (Video)

    China The long wait was over after the Chinese Team revealed their lineup for the Olympic Games this week. The players included in the list were not unexpected but their roles in the competition is yet to be identified. According to ...
  • China Announced Olympic Lineup

    China Announced Olympic Lineup

    China The Chinese Team has revealed their cards yesterday and they will be having their best players in the upcoming Olympic Games. Big names like Zhang Jike, Xu Xin, Ding Ning and Liu Shiwen were all included in the lineup for ...
  • Xu Xin In A Long Relationship (Video)

    Xu Xin In A Long Relationship (Video)

    China Chinese players have been very discreet when it comes to their personal lives, either because they are too focused on their craft or they simply doesn’t have time to unwind. However, one of their core members is doing fine in ...
  • Xu Xin Disappoints Liu Guoliang In The Olympic Qualifier

    Xu Xin Disappoints Liu Guoliang In The Olympic Qualifier

    China As one of the core members of the Chinese Men’s Team, Xu Xin is running for his qualification for the Olympic Games and eventually he played in the Olympic Qualifier. However, he was not so successful in the competition after ...
  • Xu Xin: No Problem In The Olympics

    Xu Xin: No Problem In The Olympics

    China The Olympic lineup of the Chinese Team is not as easy to complete compared to other teams considering the large number of strong talents in their team. Xu Xin, luckily for him is one of the contenders but there is ...
  • Timo Boll: Zhang Jike A Big Question In The Olympics

    Timo Boll: Zhang Jike A Big Question In The Olympics

    World The Chinese Team is the team to beat in the Olympic Games and right now, the team hasn’t finalised their lineup yet. Although Ma Long is already reported, the team still needs two more players. With this, Timo Boll, the ...
  • Xu Xin: I Had Better Condition Than Zhang Jike (Videos)

    Xu Xin: I Had Better Condition Than Zhang Jike (Videos)

    China Last Saturday, Xu Xin stood victorious in the Asian Cup after winning the Men’s Singles title. In the finals, he met and overcame the Grand Slam champion and compatriot Zhang Jike in a 6-game match. It was a successful defence ...
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