No Journey Too Tough

No Journey Too Tough

Table Tennis Association for the Disabled (Singapore)The ASEAN Para Games will be held here in 2015. Our Team Singapore paralympians will no doubt strive to do us proud. But they need our support.

My MND colleagues are doing our part.

Recently, we heard from Dr William Tan that the Table Tennis Association for the Disabled (Singapore) or TTADS had some problem getting training facilities. They have been renting training facilities twice a week at Community Clubs. But it was not easy to make bookings given the high usage at these clubs. Many of them hold day jobs and can only train at night.

The MND Recreational Club stepped forward to help. They modified part of their recreation facility into a wheelchair friendly training venue. This has enabled the TTADS to conduct training up to 6 days a week with full vigour. Their hope is to add to our national success in table-tennis.

By the way, Dr William Tan is an accomplished Paralympic wheelchair marathoner, committed to charities locally and internationally. Illness has not daunted his spirit. He has reinvented himself to play wheelchair table tennis instead and has been promoting para-table tennis as an outreach and rehabilitation programme for both the physically and intellectually disabled.

I hear that TTADS is looking for able-bodied volunteers to help them train. Join them if you can.

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