A 14-time Swedish National Champion and the youngest Swede to ever qualify for the Senior World Championships, Malin is quite possibly the most decorated player to ever grace SPiN’s tables.
As a house pro at SPiN New York, she regularly makes her opponents look foolish with her offensive style and effective attacking game. Featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Timeout New York, Malin is SPiN’s go-to celebrity trainer, teaching the likes of Rafael Nadal, Justin Bieber, Oscar Isaac and Andy Murray how the game is played (and won).
As a former professional player in Germany and Spain, and now a recognizable icon at SPiN New York, she is a regular Friday night participant in the Dirty Dozen, which she’s won more times than she’s lost.
When and why did you start playing ping pong?
I started when I was about 4 years old. My older brothers were already good players and they used to come home with medals every weekend which made me a little jealous. I used to steal the medals and hide them under my pillow. My mom would find them and get really mad at me so I decided I should probably learn how to play so I could win my own.
What has ping pong taught you the most?
That if you can get great at ping pong, you can conquer the world.
Where do you see ping pong going?
I see pro football players looking back at their careers and thinking, “I wish I would have gone for ping pong instead.”
What do you love most about ping pong?
I love that everyone can play and that, at least for me, I get the chance to meet the coolest (and weirdest) people on the planet.