GB Staff: Gorazd Vecko – Performance Director

Date and place of birth: 09/07/1972, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Home town: Ljubljana
Lives: Sheffield
Family: wife Sabina, children Pia (24) and Alex (17)
Started coaching: 1999
Joined the GB Para Team: 2009

Most successful players coached: Mateja Pintar, Will Bayley, Aaron McKibbin, Sara Head, Jane Campbell

Career highlights: Coached Mateja Pintar to win the first Paralympic gold medal for Slovenia in women’s table tennis at Athens 2004; led the GB Para team to four medals in London 2012; coached Will Bayley to World Championship gold in 2014; led the GB team to a record 11 medals at the European Championships 2015

Advice for aspiring TT players: Believe in yourself, fight for every ball, you can make miracles, never give up.