Garth excels at national competiton

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton’s Garth McNeil came third in the National Para Championships held in South Australia.
Camera IconBusselton’s Garth McNeil came third in the National Para Championships held in South Australia.

Geographe Bay Table Tennis Club founding member Garth McNeil has come third in the class six division in the National Para Championships held at Murray Bridge in South Australia.

The class six division is for the most impaired players who do not play in a wheelchair and Garth is the only registered player in Western Australia.

In most cases, he trains and plays at Geographe Bay Table Tennis Club and travels to the University of Western Australia to compete against able-bodied persons.

Over the years McNeil has developed his game and learnt tactics to outwit more mobile players he encounters in WA.

“It is a very rewarding experience,” McNeil said.

During the competition he combined with a player from Canberra and, despite having no training together, they finished fourth in the competition.

Club president David Cheshire said they were very proud of McNeil’s achievement.

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