Year of Birth
Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Monash University, Clayton Campus. Studying Bachelor of Science/Education
Keysborough Table Tennis Association, Melbourne, Australia. Eslov- Sweden. SV Union Velbert- Dusseldorf,Germany.
Why did you begin your sport?
Joined my older brother and family in the garage.
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Too many, being the extremely superstitious guy I am. Before every match,I must go to the toilet, follow a certain arousal routine, have my bottles lined up together touching each other and labels all facing forwards together, bags completely closed, dressed as neatly as I can to the match, etc.
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and representing Australia at the event
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt. I love the character of these two, especially Rafa no? The pure grit and fighting of Rafa makes me admire him so much, as well as his ability to be humble but confident and real. I also love Bolt for the self-confidence he displays as well as maintaining his humility and character. I met Nadal at the Olympic Village in Rio2016 and had a photo taken with him. However, I have never met Bolt but got to see him race in real life, which was unreal.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My brother and parents. They have guided and supported me more than anybody else, throughout my whole career.
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
Tennis, being with friends, Gym, Swimming, Coaching Table Tennis.
What is your sporting ambition?
Being multiple times Oceania and Australian Men's Singles Champion, reaching top150 in the Men's World Rankings, qualifying for another Olympic Games, medalling at the next Commonwealth Games. Eventually to become a successful coach.