Personal: Maggie Tian started to play table tennis at age of 6. She had been training and playing professionally since 9 years old before she retired from the Liaoning provincial team in 2008. Came to US in 2009 and has been coaching full-time since.

Birthplace: Liaoning, China
Current Residence: Milpitas, CA
Home Club: ICC Table Tennis Center

Number of Active Years Coaching and Coaches Stations:

  •  Full-time coach for 9 years
  • Coach of the US Girls Cadet Team at the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge
  • One of the US National Team Coaches, May 2016 – May 2017
  • Full-time coach at ICC, 2015 – present
  • Full-time coach at Zhou Xin Table Tennis Academy in Fremont, CA, 2014 – 2015
  • Full-time coach at ICC, 2009 - 2014


Coaching Achievements:

  •  2017 Cadet World Challenge Silver Medal for Girls Team – first time ever for USA
  • 2017 El Salvador Junior and Cadet Open – Junior Girls Team Gold and Junior Girls Singles Gold

What is your most memorable experience/result as a coach?

“I’ve been working with literally hundreds of young players, along with other coaches, in this country since 2009. There were many memorable experiences and results. If I have to pick one, it has to be seeing Ariel Hsing and Lily Zhang make the 2012 Olympics in the same year.”