28 Jun 2018

In an era of professional table tennis where countries such as China and Japan are looking to bring younger players into prominent positions in their national teams, Poland may very well have a young star of its own to get excited about with the emergence of Natalia Bajor.

by Simon Daish

Natalia Bajor has certainly been gaining plenty of attention on the Polish table tennis scene, especially after winning the 2018 Polish National Championships Women’s Singles title on her 21st birthday and understandably she has labelled last season as her strongest performance to date.

“Yes, [last season] was definitely the best season of my career. I won the title of Polish Champion in the singles and also received medals at the European Youth Championships… I feel that I have evolved as a player.” Natalia Bajor

Looking at the statistics, it’s easy to see why Bajor is creating exciting headlines for the future of Polish table tennis: not only is she the highest ranked player from her country in the Under 21 Women’s Singles list at No.23 but also comes in as the fourth highest ranked female Polish player in the seniors table.

The young Polish star is beginning to face the difficult task of making the transition from the junior categories to senior table tennis but Bajor isn’t fazed about the change and is ready to embrace the challenge of competing at the highest level.

“It was not so difficult for me to transition to junior girls, because I competed with many of the girls before… from juniors to seniors it is more difficult but there is no other way and you have to take up this challenge. That is why it is so important for me to play in as many tournaments as possible, because then I will gain experience and later it will get easier.” Natalia Bajor

Source: Polish Table Tennis Federation

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