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Shui-Ling "Lily" Yip[1] is a Chinese-born American table tennis player and coach.

Lily Yip
Full nameShui-Ling Yip
Nationality United States
Born (1963-08-22) August 22, 1963 (age 55)
Playing styleChinese penhold, short pips out
Shui-Ling Yip
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Yip began playing table tennis in Guangzhou at the age of 7 and went on to become a member of the Guangdong provincial team at age 15.[2] She moved to the US in 1987 and obtained American citizenship in 1991.[3] She studied computer science at Middlesex County College.[4]

She competed in women's singles and doubles at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.[5] Between 1991 and 2003, Yip participated in three Pan American Games, winning two gold and four silver medals. She also played in nine World Championships and three World Team Cups.

At the US National Championships, Yip was the runner-up in women's singles four times and won the women's doubles title four consecutive times (1992-1995). In 2005, Yip and her son Adam Hugh became national champions in mixed doubles. In 2006, Yip and her daughter Judy Hugh won the women's doubles title at the US Open.[6]

In 2004, Yip was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame.[7] She was named USATT National Coach of the Year in 2004, 2010 and 2013.[8] Yip resides in Warren Township, New Jersey and is the director of the Lily Yip Table Tennis Center in Dunellen, New Jersey, one of 7 "National Centers of Excellence" recognized by USA Table Tennis.[9]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ USA Table Tennis Hall of Famer Profile: Lily Yip
  2. ^ "Lily Yip, Pingpong Powerhouse". The Star-Ledger. February 24, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "USATT Hall of Fame Profile". Archived from the original on December 23, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Yip (continued)", Asbury Park Press, February 2, 1993. Accessed April 4, 2017. "In the rest of her time, she's enrolled at Middlesex County College, studying computer science."
  5. ^ "Sports-Reference". Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Shust, Joseph "Former two-time Olympian from Warren Township an advocate for ping pong in America", Echoes-Sentinel, December 3, 2012. Accessed January 17, 2014
  7. ^ "USATT Hall of Fame Profile". Archived from the original on December 23, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  8. ^ "USATT Coach of the Year Program". Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  9. ^ "National Centers of Excellence". Retrieved January 15, 2014.