Current club: Eslövs AI
First club: Hovmantorp GoIF
Playing hand/style: Right-handed, shakehand, offensive
Equipment: Stiga Carbonado (blade), Mantra H (rubber)
Biggest success: Winning the 2015 World Cadet Challenge in teams and mixed doubles together with Adriana Diaz (Puerto Rico). On top of that, I was runner-up in singles and third in boys doubles with Medardas Stankevicius (Lithuania), and was named the best player of the entire competition.
Goal: Become one of the best players in the world and reach the top ten.
What do you think it takes to get there?: It takes hard training. Small steps all the time and reaching milestones along the way, such as making the men’s team after having made the junior team, and then qualifying for the European and world championships.
What do you do on, a day-to-day basis, that other people don’t?: How will this help you succeed?: I practice well, build myself up mentally and always stay focused on the task at hand. It’s also important to strike a good balance between school, friends and my table tennis. Last season, I had an operation and that was a big thing, but it was necessary, and it has caused me to be more meticulous in my planning.
How close to your goal do you think you will be in five years time?: Hopefully, I will have made the men’s national team and be able to fight for medals in the singles events. Are there any other people involved who help you in planning for this? My dad helps me a lot with my planning. Peter Andersson and Peter Sartz help me with the technical details, and they really care about me. I have a lot of respect for their knowledge.
How will you follow the world championships 2018 in Halmstad?: Of course, I will be there to watch and learn from the best. It would be fun if I could make the team, I hope that I will.
Lastly, do you have an idol or role model in table tennis?: No, I don’t have an idol, I try to learn from all the players at the top.