Disabled table tennis players take part in first Grand Prix event of 2013
On 15 and 16 June, the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) Grand Prix Series will be hosted at the Lammas Leisure Centre, Nottinghamshire. The event is a disability table tennis event featuring players from across the United Kingdom. It is delivered by Disability Sport Events, an English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) programme.
Players old and new will descend on the Lammas Leisure Centre in Nottinghamshire for the first of two grand prix events of the year. The events offer great opportunities for players to develop skills in competition and to compete in both class, open and doubles competitions throughout the weekend.
Experienced players such as Shaun Newcomb (Class 4) and Peter Cameron (Class 7) will be looking to retain the titles they achieved at last year’s event. Meanwhile, new challengers such as Nathan Thomas (Class 10- Wales) and Megan Shackleton (Class 4- North West) will be looking to triumph. They hope to add ranking points to increase their standing in the game.
Judy Rogers, ETTA National Programme Manager, said:
“The ETTA would like to wish all the players who have entered good luck. I am sure that they will have a fantastic weekend of competition. The event is just one example of the ETTA’s ongoing support for disabled people, which remains one of the key strands of our strategy as a sport moving forward.”
The event is free for spectators and will run as follows:
- 10:30 and 17:30 on Saturday 15 June
- 09:30 and 16:00 on Sunday 16 June
EFDS would like to thank ETTA, Tees Sport, Everyone Active and the volunteers for supporting this event.