09 Feb 2018

An ever growing number of players, an ever increasing level of play, greater recognition on the world stage; Para table tennis now commands a high profile.

Over the years, volunteers have given their time gladly and will no doubt continue in the future, being in the majority; however, as the sport becomes more professional with more players being full-time athletes, thus the organisation, administration and governance must adjust to meet modern day demands.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Professional players demand professional administrators; in response Spain’s Pablo Perez has been appointed the ITTF Para Table Tennis Manager.

Experienced, present at the inaugural 2017 World Team Para Championships in Bratislava, Pablo Perez has a great knowledge of the sport, both in terms of technical matters as well how the sport has developed over the years. He is well versed in the names of those athletes who have made a major impact.

“As Chair, I need a partner for discussion and a partner who can be one-step ahead of me and help me with the political work. I am quite confident that Pablo has the ability and personality to do that. From my side; I welcome Pablo. I look forward to working with you.” Dorte Dorsfelt, Chair ITTF Para Table Tennis Committee

“With this recruitment I’m confident that we now can continue our work to improve Para Table Tennis further. We are very happy to welcome Pablo in the team” Petra Sörling, ITTF Executive Vice President

The international Para calendar starts in March in Italy, later in the year in October the World Championships will be staged in Slovenia whilst looking even further ahead the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has more events and more medals on offer than ever before.

Paralympics Para Table Tennis Pablo Perez