Félix Lebrun is ranked 5th in the world table tennis. The 17-year-old uses a unique racket grip known as the penholder.

The movement of the wrist is fluid, faster than a so-called orthodox grip. “Chinese” players have a wider range of techniques with extremely varied effects given to the ball, particularly when serving, the strong point of the youngest of the LeBrun brothers. The ITTF, the international table tennis federation, decided to expand the size of its balls from 38 to 40mm in diameter.