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Ian Seidenfeld

Table Tennis

Ian Seidenfeld

2013 US Para Junior Table Tennis Team Member

Class and Disability: Class 6; Psuedoachondroplasia dwarfism

How did you get involved in table tennis?

My father organizes a junior coaching program and I began to go with him when I was about five or six years old.

What are your goals in Para table tennis?  I want to compete in the Paralympics and win a medal.

What is your favorite Para tournament and why?  The Mike Dempsey Memorial Table Tennis Tournament because it is my first and only disabled tournament.

What is your training schedule?  I play two to three times each week.

Who is your coach?  Mitchell Seidenfeld

Do you play any other sports?  Baseball

What tips would you give to other Para hopefuls?  Don't forget your paddle when going to a tournament.

What parts of your  game are you working on?  FH and BH loop, drop shot and flip, getting more spin and using angles to my advantage.

Share your thoughts on your experience at the Mike Dempsey Memorial Tournament? It couldn't have been better.

Best tournament results so far?  For Para table tennis, losing every match.

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