FRANK Robert < Back  
Sport Table Tennis
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 22 Jan 1990 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.95 m
Weight 88 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 10 in Melbourne, Australia.
Why this sport? He won the 'Search for a Star' programme at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in 2000 and has been involved in table tennis since.
Club / Team Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre: Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Name of coach Alex Jakubczak
Coach from what year? 2008
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Frankie (olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)
Hobbies Playing poker, computers, fishing, camping.
(tabletennis.org.au, 17 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Finishing fourth in the doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)
Hero / Idol His table tennis doubles partner William Henzell. (olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Don't get angry, just get better." (olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)
Other information OLYMPIC MOTIVATION
He narrowly missed out on selection for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and decided to channel that disappointment into his training. "That was a really motivating experience for me that I have used for the last four years," he said upon qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games.(olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)

BUSINESS INITIATIVE
In 2010 he and fellow Australian table tennis player William Henzell set up a table tennis coaching website [ttedge.com]. The website provides professional online coaching for experienced competitors and beginners. (olympics.com.au, 24 May 2012)