The best ping pong players of all-time have taken the game many people play in their garage and turned it into art. They are Olympic gold medalists, world champions, and Hall of Famers. The top table tennis players ever come from all over the world, representing countries as diverse as China, Sweden, and Hungary.
Modern players such as Ma Long and Li Xiaoxia have helped establish China's table tennis dominance on the world stage, with many of the best players in ping pong hailing from China over the years. But it was not always that way, with Hungarian players like Viktor Barna and Zoltan Mechlovits ruling the table tennis world in the 1930s and 1940s.
Sweden's Jan-Ove Waldner could have claim to the greatest ping pong player of all time title, with his six world championship gold medals and multiple Olympic medals. But women's players like China's Deng Yaping and Denmark's Angelica Rozeanu cannot be left out of the discussion.
So who deserves to be called the best ping pong player ever? Who shouldn't be near the top of the list? Is there anyone missing who should be named here? Vote below and check back to see how the rankings shake out. Then head over and ponder some of the top pool players and top darts players of all-time.