Story by TransWeb Volunteer reporter
The intensity, nonetheless, was present and the competition was fierce. Hard smashes mixed with subtle and finesse netplay made for delightful spectating. Each competitor had their own distinct style especially when serving--some soft, some hard, some "sneaky" and all effective.
Twenty tables, with an official at each, were set up in the arena, most being used at all times making for a very busy and active setting. Matches consisted of the best of three games. The format was that of a single elimination bracket. The exception being that of the Womens-Super Veterans division which played a round robin with the medal champion being the competitor winning two games.
The action was non-stop throughout the day with 135 men representing
31 countries and 54 women representing 16 countries competing. The
opportunity to compete against numerous countries made for great interaction
amongst the participants and the spectators. Table Tennis at the
XI World Transplant Games proved to be a popular venue.