by Yuru Cui
Ian Seidenfeld is 17 years old. He has been playing table tennis since the age of six, now a period of 11 years; in fact he has been playing for most of his life.
There are two reasons for him to become a professional table tennis athlete. On the one hand, his family has great influence on him. He began to play table tennis because of his father is also a table tennis player; his father is Mitchell Seidenfeld, crowned Class 8 World Champion in 1990 and Paralympic Games gold medallist in 1992.
At first his father just played with him occasionally but then Ian improved; his father was his teacher and became his coach. The more the young man practised, the better he became; his love and affection for table tennis became stronger. Other sports were tough for him to play at a high level; table tennis proved very suitable for him.
He has great interest and enthusiasm towards table tennis. He thinks table tennis is an interesting sport and has a lot of complexities, because there are so many different shots and spins; that is the fun part he likes very much. Table tennis for him is puzzle which can be solved.
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