GB Staff: Shaun Marples - Pathway/Development Coach

ShaunMarplesProfileDate and place of birth: 22/07/1986

Home town: Chesterfield
Lives: Pilsley, Chesterfield
Family: parents Neill and Sue, brother Robert, partner Helen
Playing career: Started playing at the age of six at the local youth centre where his father was, and still is, the coach.
Started coaching: Local schools in 2008
Joined the GB Para team: April 2013



Career highlights: British Universities men’s singles champion 2007; British Universities mixed doubles 2006; British Schools team and doubles champion 2003. Represented England in Saudi Arabia twice; part of GB University table tennis team; went to World University Games 2007 in Bangkok.

Advice for aspiring TT players: Listen to advice, take it on board and enjoy every step as you develop as a player