Story of Change: Peniasi Rawaidranu

Name: Peniasi Rawaidranu Age: 35 Gender: Male Country: Fiji Island Disability: Spinal Injury When & how did you first become involved with the Smash Down Barriers Program and Para Table Tennis? This year in March. Why do you play table tennis? Do you play any other sports? I play table tennis because it’s my first time […]

Table tennis a favourite during Mango Tree Centre’s Sports Week

Table Tennis was the highlight of Mango Tree Centre‘s Sports Week in Tonga during the week of August 21– 26..  A wide selection of sports were organised and run by the Centre, with students, guests and staff all taking part. “All the sports were stationed in different areas of the Centre and table tennis was among the favourites […]

Momoko’s mission in Kiribati

Kiribati has a new arrival calling the island home. As part of a program run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Momoko Washitsuka is dedicating two years to growing table tennis in Kiribati. JICA’s mission statement is to forge bonds of trust across the world, aspiring for a free, peaceful and prosperous world where people […]

Sam’s stay benefits youngsters

by Greg Fox While on a recent family holiday to the Gold Coast, Paralympic athlete Sam Von Einem took time out to promote table tennis to local youngsters. Von Einem, from Adelaide, attended the Gold Coast Rec & Sport Disabilities Session and the Junior Training Program at Gold Coast Table Tennis Association and put on […]

Wagner and Zugbrücke Grenzau make table tennis gear donation

Dirk Wagner and the Butterfly TT School Zugbrücke Grenzau in Germany has donated a bag of table tennis shirts and shorts for the Pacific Islands. “In our society we forget too often how lucky we are and take things for granted. It is therefore a pleasure for me to share some of our spare Butterfly equipment […]