On January 20, 2023, Beijing time, there was good news from National Table Ping, that is, all the main players have a confirmed head coach. Li Feng, the head coach of national table tennis, confirmed in an interview that through the two-way selection of athletes and coaches, the national table tennis coach group was officially released. With Wang Hao and Ma Lin promoted to head coaches, many main players changed head coaches, such as Fan Zhendong's head coach became Liu Heng, Chen Meng's head coach became Zhong Jinyong, Wang Chuqin held hands with Xiao Zhan, and the young Cui Qinglei was in charge of Ma Long, interestingly, Ma Long was 1 year older than the new coach.
Entering the new season, Guoping first carried out coach competition, Li Falcon became the head coach of Guoping, Wang Hao served as the head coach of the men's team, Ma Lin served as the head coach of the women's team, and Xiao Zhan was responsible for mixed doubles. This adjustment had an impact on the main players, because Xiao Zhan became the leader of the mixed doubles team, and his cooperation with Wang Manyu officially ended. From the current employment point of view, Wang Chuqin and Sun Yingsha are the most likely to compete in the mixed doubles event at the Paris Olympics, so Li Falcon announced that Xiao Zhan, the leader of the mixed doubles team, is in charge of Wang Chuqin.
In addition, Wang Hao and Ma Lin were promoted to head coaches, no longer in charge of a player alone, Fan Zhendong, Chen Meng and others will change the head coach. In the end, Liu Heng was in charge of Fan Zhendong, and this group also had powerful players such as Lin Gaoyuan, Zhou Kai, Niu Guankai, and Cao Wei. Ma Long, who has not had a head coach before, held hands with Cui Qinglei, and everyone knows that Cui Qinglei is a young coach, he is even 1 year younger than Ma Long, which is indeed interesting. In addition to Ma Long, Cui Qinglei's subordinates also include Xiang Peng, Sun Wen, Yu Ziyang, and Sai Linwei, and their responsibilities are also very heavy.
Liang Jingkun's head coach is still Liu Zhiqiang, and the group also includes Yuan Licen, Liang Yancang, Liu Dingshuo and Yan Sheng. Chen Zhenjiang is responsible for young players such as Lin Shidong, Zhao Zihao, Zeng Beixun, Liu Yebo, Wang Chence, Xu Haidong, and Sun Xun is in charge of Zhou Qihao, Xue Fei, Chen Yuanyu, Xu Yingbin, Xu Chenhao, and Quan Kaiyuan. It should be said that the men's team has sorted out more clearly, and the young player Xiang Peng can get the guidance of Ma Long and Cui Qinglei, which is quite happy.
On the women's side, the five main players have head coaches, and they are different head coaches. Chen Meng is in charge of Zhong Jinyong, and this group also includes Zhang Rui, Wang Xiaotong, and Han Feier. Wang Manyu's head coach became Xu Hui, and this group also included Qian Tianyi, He Zhuojia, Chen Yi, and Zhang Binyue. Sun Yingsha's head coach is still Qiu Yike, and Qu Man, Yang Huijing, Sun Mingyang, and Li Yake are also managed by Qiu Yike. Wang Yidi's head coach became Li Dacheng, and Guo Yuhan, Yang Yiyun, Liu Weishan, and Wu Yangchen were also under Li Dacheng. As for Chen Xingtong, Ma Junfeng is still in charge, and there are Fan Siqi, Shi Xunyao, Zhu Sibing, and Qi Fei in the same group.
At this point, all the main players of the national table tennis have a head coach, and from the perspective of preparing for the Paris Olympic Games, the national table tennis has finally stabilized at the coaching level, which is of course good news. According to Li Falcon, there will definitely be a period of running-in between the coach and the players, and there may be some adjustments during this period. According to the plan, National Table Tennis will assemble in Beijing on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year for a one-month closed training to prepare for the Singapore Grand Slam and the Durban World Table Tennis Championships!