|Full name||Mark Hazinski|
April 20, 1985 |
Mishawaka, Indiana, United States of America
|Playing style||Offensive Attacker (Shakehand), Right|
Mark "Haz" Hazinski is an American professional table tennis player. He was born on April 20, 1985 in South Bend, Indiana and grew up in Mishawaka, Indiana. Hazinski started playing table tennis at the age of nine and is the youngest player to make the US Men's National Table Tennis Team at the age of 15. He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in doubles with teammate Ilija Lupulesku.
Hazinski was coached by Danny Seemiller and Mark Nordby, although he now is playing for TWU Table Tennis team in Fort Worth, Texas and hasn't had a coach since. Hazinski spent a few years (2002–2004) playing sports leagues in Germany and Sweden and is sponsored by Killerspin.
He attends Texas Wesleyan University (TWU), and holds the top position. He has won: 2007 Collegiate National Champion - Men's Team 2007 Collegiate National Champion - Men's Doubles 2007 Collegiate National Champion - Mixed Doubles 2007 Collegiate National Champion - Men's Singles.
Hazinski married Shu "Sara" Fu in December 2008. Sara is from Chengdu, China but moved to the United States in 2005 to play and coach table tennis in California. Sara then moved to Texas to play on Texas Wesleyan's Table Tennis team, where she met Mark. Sara is also a top ranked female table tennis player. Hazinski has two siblings, younger sister Janelle and Katie, along with his parents Pam and Matt Hazinski. Hazinski was scheduled to graduate from Texas Wesleyan University in May 2012 with a B.S. degree in Sports Medicine.
- "Mark Hazinski". Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 21, 2010.