Top Player Profiles
Date of Birth : 14/08/1987
Coach : Jing Yi Graham
Style of Play : Attacking
Category : Senior
Equipment used (Blade, F/H & B/H Rubbers) : Timo Boll Spirit, Tibhar Evolution rubbers
Hardest Opponent : Paul McCreery - hard to find a weakness at this level
Ranking (Category / Year) : 8 / 2015
Titles Won / Honours Achieved :
Ulster Champion x3
Leinster Grand Prix Winner
National Doubles x3 winner
Fermanagh Open x2 winner
Connaught Open winner
Best Win : Nicola Mohler (SUI)
Best Experience :
Commonwealth Games 2006 Melbourne - Best team, location, set-up and conditions I have ever played in or experienced.
Ambition : Commonwealth Games 2018 - to play on this team in Australia would be fantastic.
Sporting Hero and Why? Roger Federer. He has the model mentality - calm, cool collected and also has huge amounts of flare. He has learnt to control his emotions and also when to use his flashy shots and when to not, I think that is what has made him the best ever.
Comment on TT : Hardest sport to master I think. The physical demands are hugely underrated as well as the mental. A game/match can fly by in a heartbeat so it's important to be in control at all times and be resilient. If I could give my younger self some advice, it would be on the psychological aspect - to forget mistakes and focus on the next point and what you can change. In addition, I think it's important to know your weaknesses, have a plan for every session you have, and never waste a second on the table.
European Youth Championships
Bratislava, Slovakia, 10 - 19 July
National Training Camp
TBC, 8 August
Veterans Round Robin
TBC, 22 August
Liverpool, 22 - 23 August