Major League Table Tennis Announces Picks for 2023 Draft

29 August 2023

Major League Table Tennis (MLTT) has unveiled the outcomes of its inaugural draft, revealing a remarkable selection of 64 players from 24 different countries. These players have been officially drafted into 8 formidable teams, each representing a city across the United States.

The historic first overall pick was secured by the Carolina Gold Rush, led by head coach Alex Yang, who chose the talented 28-year-old French player Enzo Angles. Subsequent picks were Daniel Gorak to the Florida Crocs, Jinxin Wang to the Princeton Revolution, Amy Wang to the Texas Smash, Damien Provost to the Chicago Wind, Wenzhang Tao to the Bay Area Blasters, Nikhil Kumar to the Seattle Spinners, and Jiwei Xia to the Portland Power.

This draft marks the launch of the first-ever professional table tennis league in the USA. MLTT introduces an innovative team-based format that combines singles, doubles, and a groundbreaking Golden Game where players alternate every 4 points in a race to 21. The Texas Smash made a significant statement by selecting Amy Wang as their first pick, making her the 4th overall choice. This format defies traditional norms, highlighting that skill transcends gender and promising fans thrilling and unforgettable gameplay.

Commissioner Flint Lane shared his excitement, stating, "The launch of MLTT isn't just another sports league. We're propelling the Olympic sport of table tennis from its conventional boundaries to the forefront of mainstream sports. The MLTT organization, coaches, and players are enthusiastic about this new venture, and we invite fans worldwide to tune in for some exhilarating action."

As the United States' inaugural professional table tennis league, MLTT is set to reshape the sports landscape and deliver unparalleled entertainment. The action-packed season is set to kick off on September 15 in the picturesque city of Daytona Beach, Florida.

For a comprehensive list of drafted players, teams, and detailed insights into the innovative format, you can visit

Tickets for the opening match and the entire season are now available at

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