“I always enjoy playing the British Para Table Tennis Nationals and it is really nice to see the standard going up each year. There is strong competition in men’s class 8 among the British squad and I played Billy (Shilton) in the semi-final and then Aaron (McKibbin) in the final and they are both great players. I love the rivalry and the fact that we push each other and are improving together as a team.
“I won the Open title as well for the second time, beating the class 10 champion Kim Daybell in the final. Kim beat me in the final last year so we’ve had a few jokes in training but it is all good fun and I’m really happy to be National champion again.
“I’m training more on the table now and less in the gym and results like this show that it is working so that is good for me to know that I am doing the right things in training that are helping me get the results. I’m really enjoying being back in the training hall with the team and we are hoping for some good results in the Slovenia Open next week. Slovenia is always a tough tournament and it will be nice to see what the standard is like. I am looking forward to getting out there, giving it my best and hopefully coming away with a medal.”