TTQ is pleased to advice that Jennifer Savige from the Mackay Table Tennis Association has been appointed to fill the Northern Board member casual vacancy.
Jennifer's background in table tennis is quite extensive, which started when Jennifer followed her older brother, Lindsay Barnes, into table tennis when she was in primary school. Playing for the Townsville Table Tennis Association, she won a few Queensland junior age singles titles and represented Queensland at national competitions several times.
While competing as a junior she met her now husband, Damien Savige, who was a top Victorian junior player. They have four children together, the eldest (Oscar Savige) won the Australian National Hopes (Under 12) competition in 2020.
Jenny can occasionally be seen playing doubles at tournaments with her children; otherwise her current involvement in table tennis is focussed on helping to organise the junior competition in Mackay along with several other ex-juniors-now- parents.
Working as a GP in Mackay, Jenny is committed to fostering a healthy attitude towards fitness and fair competition in the up and coming generation of table tennis players. She believes an achievable and worthwhile goal would be to have every association in Queensland from Cairns to the Gold Coast fielding teams in all age groups at the Queensland Junior Championships
Jennifer added the following quote on joining the TTQ Board: 'I'm looking forward to working with fellow TTQ board members to assist further develop the sport of table tennis is Queensland, with a focus on increasing junior participation through added junior events across the state.
Welcome to the TTQ Board Jennifer!
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