Jakub Dyjas is a Polish national player and one of LMC’s old hands. He was 17 when he joined us and has been training at Ochsenhausen for six years. For four years now he has been in the 1st team at TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen. In 2015 he was still seeded 135th in the world, today he is seeded 60th (status: August 2019).
Jakub is under contract to DONIC, who have even named a bat after him: the Donic Dyjas Ultra Power. We talked to him.
Why do you love table tennis? In 3 words!
Emotion, Adrenalin, Details
What do you particularly like about LMC? What could be better?
In my opinion it is the best place to improve your table tennis between the age of 16-23 years. Maybe some more players with a different style of playing, for instance defencee, pimples, penholders…
What has been your biggest success in table tennis so far?
My biggest success was two medals in 2016 at the European Championships in Budapest.
Will Tokyo 2020 be on your list next year?
Of course, I hope I will get there. I need to increase my ranking and to perform well at the qualification tournaments for the Olympic Games.
What are your further sporting goals for 2020?
I also want to perform well in tournaments and the league and win the Polish Championships.
„Of course, I hope I will get there. I need to increase my ranking and to perform well at the qualification tournaments for the Olympic Games.“
Something more personal
Apart from table tennis – do you have any other talents?
I’m pretty good at tennis.
Where do you see yourself in five and 15 years’ time?
If I stay healthy, I will try to compete on tour and help my national team to achieve some good results.
What do you do when you don’t happen to have a bat in your hand?
I intend to stay in the sport, maybe as a coach for the national team or in another role in the federation.
Whether fictional or real, if you could be a famous personality, who would you be?
I would like to be Roger Federer who is the best athlete in the world in my opinion and to know how he feels.