Shaun Marples – Pathway Manager

Career highlights:
British Universities men’s singles champion 2007.
British Universities mixed doubles 2006.
British Schools team and doubles champion 2003.
Represented England in Saudi Arabia twice; part of GB University table tennis team; went to the World University Games in 2007 in Bangkok.

Advice for aspiring TT players:
Listen to advice, take it on board and enjoy every step as you develop as a player.


Place of birth: Chesterfield

Home town: Chesterfield

Lives: Pilsley, Chesterfield

Playing career:
Started playing at the age of six at the local youth centre; travelled the country playing junior and senior tournaments.

Started coaching: Local schools in 2008

Joined the GB Para team: April 2013