Bring­ing tal­ent to the ta­ble

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’S best Para ath­letes will come to­gether in WA this April to com­pete in the 2016 Na­tional Ta­ble Ten­nis Cham­pi­onships.

At Carmel Gym in Yokine, the com­pe­ti­tion will have some of the na­tion’s best play­ers with dis­abil­i­ties.

It is the last ma­jor ta­ble ten­nis tour­na­ment in Aus­tralia be­fore the hope­ful Par­a­lympians head to Rio.

Ath­letes from the West Aus­tralian Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion (WATTA) in East Vic­to­ria Park will com­pete in the na­tional event.

WATTA tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Verona John­stone said she hoped this com­pe­ti­tion would help bring the sport to light.

“We hope that rais­ing aware­ness for Para ta­ble ten­nis in WA will help to bring more ath­letes to com­pete and en­joy the sport,” she said.

“This year prize money is be­ing of­fered, which will pre­pare a much needed boost to the play­ers.

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