August 16, 2017

Nicholas Lum at the WHW&C. (Photo: Claude Sibenaler)

Australia’s Nicholas Lum is currently in Luxembourg, representing Oceania at the 2017 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge.

Lum earned his spot at the event when he went undefeated at the 2017 ITTF-Oceania Hopes Week & Challenge in April.

ITTF Education & Training sat down with the rising star to find out a little bit more about what makes the Aussie tick.



Bio: Nicholas Lum

I started playing table tennis when I was seven-years old.

I discovered table tennis when I saw my dad playing at a club with his coach.

When I’m not playing table tennis my hobby is chess.

What keeps me playing is the motivation to improve my skill.

My favourite training time is after school.

My biggest strength is my forehand.

My goal in table tennis is to represent Australia in the Olympics.

My hero is Ma Long.

I balance table tennis and School by not only focusing on table tennis but also on studies and family.

My favourite food is Curry Laksa.

Back home I always have in the fridge candy and chocolate.

The best things in life right now is probably my table tennis skill.

Interview courtesy of ITTF Education & Training