Over seven intensive days of competition, athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators alike will revel in the spectacle of world-class and friendly rivalry, whilst simultaneously enjoying the welcoming inclusive spirit of the Games.
Sports competition will be held in Brisbane bests sporting facilities including the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre, the Sleeman Sports Complex, Queensland Tennis Centre and Queensland State Athletics Centre to name a few.
The INAS Global Games is a celebration of cultural diversity and allows athletes to compete in a secure, fun and friendly environment. The Games also work to promote INAS's goals of changing attitudes, challenging perceptions, creating opportunities, developing pathways and strengthening communities.
The Global Games are, in fact, the largest, international multi-sport event to be held in Australia this year.
Held every four years the INAS Global Games is a world class sporting competition where athletes with an intellectual impairment must achieve a high-level qualification to compete in their sports before being selected to represent their country.
A Talented Table Tennis Team
Table Tennis has assembled a talented team to represent.
The team consists of Sam Von Einem (SA), Rory Carroll (VIC), Jonathan Tan (NSW) and Ashley Parrott (QLD). This team will take on the World’s best players in Brisbane.
Sam Von Einem is currently ranked 4 in the World has just returned from Japan where he won the Japan Para Open. While Rory Carroll has also just returned from overseas having finished third in the Bangkok Para Open. Whereas Jonathan Tan is making his debut for Australia. While local Ashley Parrott returns to the Green and Gold having represented Australia at the 2011 INAS Global Games in Italy.
The Table Tennis competition is sanctioned by the International Table Tennis Federation Para as a Factor 20 event.
The Table Tennis competition will be held across two venues:
* Chandler Arena
* Brisbane Table Tennis Centre
While the tickets to see the action in Chandler are $10 each (available via Ticketek) spectators can watch the table tennis action in the Brisbane Table Tennis centre for free.
The preliminary rounds will be held at the Sleeman Sports Complex during October 14th and October 16th.
Then from 9am at 17th October the Men's Single, Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be held at the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre. This is free event.
The final day, 18th October from 9am will see the Men's Finals, Women's Finals, Double's Finals, and Mixed Double's Finals will be held at the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre in Downey Park.
This is a free event.