Director and Founder of PongPlanet Club, James is also a high-level USATT Certified Coach. Before moving to the US, James was a professional table tennis player and an elite member of the Sichuan table tennis team. In December 2005, James joined the Palo Alto Table Tennis Club as a full-time coach. As a professional player, he reached the Top 20 in the United States. Over the years, he has evolved into an effective coach, incorporating the style, technique and methodology learned during his own training years in China. Top that with his personal experience as a highly ranked professional player. James is proficient in Mandarin and English, and possesses a warm, patient, encouraging attitude that works very well with little kids as well as grown-ups, whether beginners or advanced professionals.
Career Records (partial list)
•2007 Sacramento Open- 1st Place
• 2007 Chinese American Athletic Tournament- Men’s singles 1st Place, Men’s Doubles
1st Place, Men’s Team 1st Place
• 2007 Western Open – 2nd Place
• 2006 US Open Team Championships at Reno, NV – 3rd Place (ChengDu Team)
• 2005 International friendly competitions in Japan- 1st Place
• 2002 Provincial Sports Games of Sichuan- 1st place in Men’s Doubles, 2nd in Men’s Team.
• 2001 China National Junior tournament- Men’s Singles 7th place
• 2002 Selected to China Junior National Team Training Camp