WHO IS XUSHAOFA?
Xu Shaofa is highly regarded internationally as one of the most influential sports figures in the history of table tennis. China's state-owned CCTV named him one of the Top 5 Most Influential People in Sports of All-Time.
As a player, Xu Shaofa is best known for having shook the sport by unveiling the high-toss serve and spin (an essential technique widely used to this date) at the World Championships in 1975.
From 1982 - 1991, Xu Shaofa was the Head Coach of the Chinese National Table Tennis Team. Mr. Xu led the Chinese to their first Olympic win in 1984, marking the beginning of the golden era of table tennis. Before his retirement, Xu Shaofa quietly recruited a group of promising junior players to introduce a new (and controversial) form of play. It was using these techniques developed during their formative years that Liu Guoliang and Kong Linghui became top players in the world in subsequentyears.
Since then, Xu Shaofa has made it his life's mission to promote and develop the the sport, both in front and behind the scenes. He founded the most successful televised table tennis championship series in in China and also introduced the concept of sports agents for the first time in the 1990's.
After 5 years in the making, it is with this tireless dedication and unmatched love for the sport that Xu Shaofa presents one of the most important innovations in the 120-year history of table tennis: the seamless poly table tennis ball.
About XUSHAOFA SPORTS
Founded over 20 years ago, the Xushaofa brand has been committed to growing the sport of table tennis worldwide through innovation and youth sponsorship. Our mission is to develop technologically advanced products at accessible prices so that players can achieve their highest potential and advance table tennis for the next generation.