INAS LEGACY for Brisbane Table Tennis

Leav­ing a lega­cy for Brisbane’s sport­ing com­mu­ni­ty is one of the fun­da­men­tal com­mit­ments of the Bris­bane 2019INAS Glob­al Games.

Table Ten­nis is one of the 10 sports that is already reap­ing that ben­e­fit. Six new Table Ten­nis tables have been donat­ed to the Bris­bane Table Ten­nis Cen­tre at Downey Park by the Local INAS Glob­al Games Organ­is­ing Committee.

We are very excit­ed to leave our mark for years to come on Brisbane’s sport­ing land­marks as a lega­cy of stag­ing the INAS Glob­al Games here,” says Robyn Smith, CEO of INAS Glob­al Games Organ­is­ing Committee.

Table Ten­nis play­ers of the future will reap fur­ther rewards with addi­tion­al sup­port for the INAS Glob­al Games from Bris­bane City Council’s com­mit­ment to upgrade the com­pe­ti­tion facil­i­ties for the event. Through Council’s Access and Inclu­sion Plan, the Bris­bane Table Ten­nis Cen­tre is installing a new lift, pro­vid­ing acces­si­ble toi­lets and change rooms, acces­si­ble car park­ing and auto­mat­ic doors.

The Bris­bane Table Ten­nis Cen­tre Man­ag­er, Derek Scott and his Com­mit­tee have been fan­tas­tic in pro­vid­ing their cen­tre and sup­port to con­duct the Table Ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion for the Glob­al Games. And it is won­der­ful that these improve­ments lift this venue to an inter­na­tion­al stan­dard,” says Smith.

Table Ten­nis is attract­ing a large field of over 80 inter­na­tion­al com­peti­tors. It is one of the three sports, along with Swim­ming and Ath­let­ics, that is inter­na­tion­al­ly sanc­tioned as one of the path­ways in qual­i­fy­ing for selec­tion for the Tokyo Paralympics.

This is the first time that an INAS event has ever been giv­en the Fac­tor 20 sta­tus by the Inter­na­tion­al Table Ten­nis Fed­er­a­tion ‑so of course we are absolute­ly thrilled,” adds Smith.

The INAS Glob­al Games Table Ten­nis com­pe­ti­tion will be con­duct­ed from 14th-18th Octo­ber at the Slee­man Sports Cen­tre and the Bris­bane Table Ten­nis Centre.

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