Jack, 16 yrs old wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, who has been playing table tennis for nearly 5 years and over the last 12 months has also began playing wheelchair basketball. He trains in excess of 20 hours a week, including one to one coaching, gym sessions, regional coaching session and advanced training.
Jack represented Great Britain adults in table tennis at aged 15. He was also UK school games gold medallist 2009 and has just retained in 2010 in table tennis. Jack was table tennis gold medallist at the national disabled championships 2009 and the first ever wheelchair player to play in the able body national championship in 2009. Jack is also DSE National table tennis championships disability class 5 winner 2010, and has trained with the elite adult GB Paralympics Table Tennis squad during their training camp and trained with the GB development squad and attended ETTA training camp sessions.
Jack has also assisted his club, Halton Table Tennis Club with primary and secondary schools, undertaking demonstrations and Q&A sessions on his disability and achievements. Following his work in schools Jack was honoured at a national event to promote the role of the Prime Minister's 'Big Society'. He was presented with Young Achievers' Award of the Year at a ceremony organised by the Royal Society of Public Health. He also helps his club with older adult's sessions and is a Playground to Podium Disabled Ambassador for Halton. Jack was also selected to play wheelchair basketball for the northwest in the national junior league championships CR