David Smith - Table Tennis

Published on Monday, 27 March 2023 at 3:20:56 PM

David Smith is a local Table Tennis player, who has recently been selected to represent Western Australia at the Australian National Table Tennis Championships in Sydney. He first discovered and fell in love with the sport on a weekend break at the caravan park then played Table Tennis at school in the after school sports with Bluff Point Primary School at the age of 9, David then discovered Geraldton Table Tennis Club at the age of 11.

David quickly realised that he was skilled at his newly discovered sport as he was playing against and holding his ground against older members who embraced David and encouraged him to pursue Table Tennis.

David travels often to compete in competitions across Perth so he can compete at the highest level so that he can improve and become a better Table Tennis player.

Since year 7, David has had a goal to be selected in the State Table Tennis Team. This year thanks to the support of Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation he attended the Table Tennis WA Training camp in Perth which is a key pathway for aspiring Table Tennis Players to represent their state and country. His hard work and talent was identified by coaches as he was selected as one of three players to represent WA in the Under 15 State Table Tennis Team. 

You will often see David working at DOME Geraldton in the School Holidays. His earnings go towards coaching and equipment to ensure he is always improving.

David’s love for the sport has been spreading with him setting up Table tennis competitions intermittently at Boarding School with his peers to encourage them to play. David works hard at school and studies more so that he can train and play at night and on the weekends.

The Josh Kennedy Foundation is proud to support David to achieve his current and future goals as a part of the Sports Assistance Scholarship Program. The Foundation would like to thank its’ partners of the foundation, the program, and the Mid West community for assisting young people to achieve their goals.


 David Smith

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