GERADA Simon < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 20 Mar 1981 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.78 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Victoria, AUS
Languages English
Higher education Victoria, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? Aged nine in Australia.
Why this sport? His father played in the local competitions.
Club / Team Health, Wellness & Table Tennis Club: Victoria, AUS
Name of coach Joe Gerada
Coach from what year? 1990
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Zop. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Hobbies Listening to music and playing golf. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for Sydney 2000. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Most influential person in career My parents and my brother Wayne, who has given me half his wage so I can go overseas. (SMH, 14 Sept 2006)
Hero / Idol Mother and father. They encouraged me and made a lot of sacrifices for me. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs I like to think only positive thoughts. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Awards and honours Sports Star of the Year [western region], Melbourne, Australia. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
Famous relatives His father has been national table tennis team coach for Malta. (the age, 23 March 2006)
Ambitions After his career to be a coach and run a sports business. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
He left the Australian table tennis team after a disagreement over training schedules. He played for his father's home country Malta. He returned to Australia to represent the country in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. (theage, 23 March 2006, Table Tennis Australia, 01 Jan 2010)