Todays guest is Greg Letts. You’ll remember the full interview I did with him back in February. He’s joining me today from on location at the Australian Open in Hobart, Tasmania.
Unfortunately, through fault of my recording software, I lost the first part of the interview that I did with Greg inside the venue, where he talked about the results of the teams event, where, to summarise, NSW swept every category and, also, the preliminary stages of the singles events, where Greg himself lost in the group stage but went on to win the consolation event.
So lets pick it up where we begin talking about the change in format of the teams event this year, which has brought about some controversy.
Previously, teams would consist of 3 players, resulting in 9 singles matches being played, with the winning team winning 5 or more games. This year, a best of 7 format was adopted, 6 singles and 1 doubles, where each player would play 2 singles matches instead of 3, and the first team to reach 4 wins had the option of whether to play the remaining matches or not. This results in a lot less matches for all players, especially those from weaker states.
Greg is an Australian table tennis player and guide at www.tabletennis.about.com
He also runs an online coaching course for long pimple and anti-spin players at www.gregsttpages.com
Greg can be contacted at: email@example.com
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