This week sees a team of 2 fly out to Lasko, Slovenia to compete at the Para European Championships.
The 2 players competing are UCD duo Tom Davis & Colin Judge. Tom will be competing in the Class 10 singles while Colin will be competing in the Class 2 singles.
On the back of a summer of hard work and good results for both players they will be looking to this tournament as a chance to anounce themselves as contenders for positions in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Tom will no doubt be looking to notch up more wins to his name and work his way up in the World Ranking to try and break into the top 20. As for Spanish and German Open Champion Colin, his chance to achieve his dream of European Glory awaits. There’s a long way to go for both players and a hard week of matches but here at TTI we are certain they are capable of producing the required level when called upon.
Para National Coach Gavin Maguire had the following to say going into the tournament ‘The lads have prepared really well. Tom is looking sharper than ever before and has taken a step up in level over the last couple of months, he’s at some very good results already this season and I feel he’s in good shape going into this event. As for Colin, his dedication and application are undoubtable. He’s been travelling all over Europe to training camps for the past 6 weeks in preparation for this event. There is no doubt in my mind he’s ready and capable of achieving great things!’.
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Best of luck Team Ireland from all at TTI.