Jack Hunter-Spivey says coming into the Mark Bates Ltd Nationwide Championships Qualifying Event will assist him sharpen his expertise forward of his marketing campaign to get to the Paris Paralympics.
The Commonwealth Games gold medallist is one among a number of para gamers to have entered the Qualifying Event, which is on the weekend of January 6-7, 2024, on the David Ross Sports activities Village in Nottingham.
He says taking up a sequence of able-bodied opponents will problem him to raise his sport to new heights and be an excellent begin to his preparations for his Paralympics qualifying quest.
Hunter-Spivey stated: “I’ve entered for some match-play, but additionally I like to offer myself new challenges. I wish to be good at desk tennis, not simply para desk tennis and put myself on the market and tackle among the greatest gamers within the nation.
“I don’t have any set expectations about what I can do when it comes to outcomes – I wish to exit and see how I get on and put into observe issues I’ve been engaged on.”
In addition to Hunter-Spivey, fellow GB para gamers Fliss Pickard, Aaron McKibbin, Billy Shilton and Ash Facey are confirmed entries, with others together with Will Bayley additionally doubtlessly focusing on the event.
Tips on how to enter
Those that end within the prime 14 locations, female and male, on the Qualifying Event will qualify for the Mark Bates Ltd Senior Nationals on the identical venue in March.
Click here to obtain the event reference doc and rules.
Entry is on-line solely by way of TT Memberships (Sport:80) and the cut-off date is 11.59pm on Wednesday December 13.
“We’re undoubtedly doing this event to assist with the preparation for Paris,” stated Hunter-Spivey, “but it surely’s additionally good to see the 2 organisations (Desk Tennis England and British Para Desk Tennis) working collectively to enhance.”
Hunter-Spivey’s matches might be performed beneath sure guidelines variations that are in place when a wheelchair participant performs in opposition to an able-bodied opponent. Watch the video beneath to see which guidelines are tailored – and the way golf equipment and leagues can simply implement these modifications in their very own competitions.