by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Successful students quite clearly and in each other’s eyes perfect partners, from opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, from different hemispheres; in the beautiful Atlantic island of Madeira, Brazil’s Reinan Wiest married Portugal’s Ana Neves.
“In Madeira they fell in love, today they are husband and wife thanks to table tennis; it proves that table tennis players belong to one family”, Abilio Cruz
Both had attended courses led by Abilio Cruz before moving to England where they are currently coaches; under the Greenhouse Sports Scheme, Ana is a coach at Morpeth School, Reinan at the Ernest Bevan Academy.
In addition to Abilio Cruz, guests included several Portuguese international players in addition to England’s Matthew Stanforth and girlfriend Ana Silva.