John set for Aussie Cham­pi­onships

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Sport -

Lo­cal ta­ble tennis player John Wright will rep­re­sent Vic­to­ria in the Aus­tralian Na­tional Vet­eran’s Cham­pi­onships in early Oc­to­ber.

Fol­low­ing a string of suc­cess­ful tour­na­ments around Vic­to­ria John was se­lected to rep­re­sent the 30s A-Team in both sin­gles and dou­bles at the na­tional cham­pi­onships to be held in Man­durah, Western Aus­tralia from Oc­to­ber 7 to 14.

This will be the first na­tional cham­pi­onships for John who will pair up with Rod Kemp­ton of Melbourne in the dou­bles.

“I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. This was the first time I have tried out for the state team,” John said.

“I thought I had a chance to make the B team but it was a pleas­ant sur­prise to be se­lected in the A side.”

John will be the first vet­eran from the Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala Ta­ble Tennis As­so­ci­a­tion to play in a na­tional cham­pi­onship.

The club has been rep­re­sented na­tion­ally on a ju­nior level, more re­cently with Am­ber Gow- er who trav­elled to the Ju­nior Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in Tas­ma­nia ear­lier this year.

John, whom is the ju­nior co­or­di­na­tor at the as­so­ci­a­tion, said there are some promis­ing ju­niors at the club which boasts 64 adult mem­bers and 30 ju­nior mem­bers rang­ing from the ages of 8 through to 85.

John thanked all those spon­sors who have as­sisted the club and its play­ers and also thanked his par­ents He­len and Bruce for their sup­port.

Any busi­nesses wish­ing to spon­sor the club or as­sist John to go to WA can con­tact the sec­re­tary He­len Wright on 0408 485 630.

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