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Cheer on local table tennis stars at the World Masters Games

1 Oct 2009

Acting Mayor Hindi said the World Masters Games table tennis competition will run from  10-17 October 2009.

“Local competitors who will have their moment in the spotlight include Mrs Dot De Low, who trains at the Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre,” he said.

“Dot is 99 years of age, has competed in numerous international competitions and is recognised as the oldest table tennis player in the world.”

Acting Mayor Hindi said Sydney is hosting the seventh World Masters Games using Sydney Olympic Park and dozens of other venues, including the Leisure Centre.

“The Games table tennis competition will turn the spotlight on players of all skill levels and includes singles, doubles and team events,” he said.

“Team events will run from Saturday, 10 0ctober until Wednesday, 14 October.”

“Individual events will follow from Thursday, 15 October until Saturday, 17 October.”

Since 1985, the Games have brought together mature-aged sportspeople from around the globe who are committed to the philosophy of sport for life.

Games organisers are expecting 25,000 people from more than 100 countries to compete in 28 sports, including table tennis, at 72 venues.

To find out how you can cheer on table tennis competitors at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, visit or telephone 8116 2009.

Don’t let the Games begin without you.


Media contact:          
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953

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