if Fred's wife is actually a right hander, she's even more amazing. She held
her own very well against Becky West, the women's open champ.
i was cannon fodder in the U1050 (where i lost to her), & also played in the
U1250, and U1450, winning 1 match and 5 games in total, but had a lot of fun.
my ten year old was a hair's breadth from making the finals of the U18 years
section, leading 2 games to nil and 8-4 in the third before losing in the semis
which went to a couple of deuces in the fifth.
> Yeah, I was there as well. She is Fred Kistler's wife. What shocked
> me was that I attended the Keystone Games last year, and she was
> there, standing and playing. But Fred told me she has some disease,
> (don't remember the name) and she use to play right handed, but now
> left handed, and now in a wheel chair. Fred says that he can't keep
> her away from the sport, she loves it too much :) I wish her the best
> of luck.
> Hey Ganesh, what events did you play in?
> I played in the non-rated, U1250, and U1450
>>today was the first day of the PA state closed tourney in Harrisburg. This was
>>the first time I had seen a player on wheelchair play table tennis. What a
>>wonderful inspiration this young lady is to everyone in illustrating just how
>>much a motivated mind can achieve despite limitations of the body.
>>the tournament was very well organized - wish more out-of-towners had found time
>>to attend. thank you Steve Gibson and your associates.
>>regards, ganesh seshadri