Allen Lin

Hometown Detroit
Nickname NA
Best Shot Forehand Loop
Age 27
Weight You guess!
Sign Pisces
Theme Song Secret - Jay Chou


Allen began professional Table Tennis training at age 12 in Michigan. He has been playing competitively for the past 15 years and is the current 3 time men’s singles state champion of Virginia and current 2-time doubles state champion.

After playing competitively for many years, he went on coaching and playing exhibitions for the past 10 years. He’s also been the head coach at Michigan State University and George Washington University. Allen also currently works with the US Patent and Trademark Office and enjoys skiing, singing, travelling, playing basketball and competitive badminton in his free time.

  • 2009-2014 – Head coach at Michigan State University
  • 2016-2017- Head coach at George Washington University
  • 2016-2018 – Men’s singles state champion of Virginia
  • 2018 – Doubles state champion of Virginia

When and why did you start playing ping pong?

I started playing competitively when I was 12. My family wanted me to get involved in competitive sports and I had always loved playing ping pong with friends so I decided to start professional training.

What has ping pong taught you the most?

What it means to be an athlete. The hard work and the mindset of what it takes to be an athlete at high level is something I will take with me for the rest of my life.

Where do you see ping pong going?

I see it getting more and more popular!!

What do you love most about ping pong?

That it needs the body of an athlete and mind of a chess player