inspiring wheelchair player - PA State Closed Tourn.

inspiring wheelchair player - PA State Closed Tourn.

Post by Ganesh Seshadr » Mon, 29 Apr 2002 11:04:29


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

 
 
 

inspiring wheelchair player - PA State Closed Tourn.

Post by envizi » Wed, 01 May 2002 01:17:03

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

Quote:

> 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


 
 
 

inspiring wheelchair player - PA State Closed Tourn.

Post by Ganesh Seshadr » Wed, 01 May 2002 11:25:28

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.

regards, ganesh

Quote:

> 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


 
 
 

inspiring wheelchair player - PA State Closed Tourn.

Post by envizi » Thu, 02 May 2002 00:28:31

Ganesh,
Was your son wearing all white that day? If so, i think i remember who
you and your son are.
Quote:

> 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.

> regards, ganesh


> > 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