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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS LEGEND CONTINUES!

FLORIDA TABLE TENNIS LEGEND CONTINUES AT AGE 78


An Inverness man is still crushing it when it comes to table tennis.
John Shultz is pushing 80 years old, and it's hard to keep up with all his championship titles and records. He has been crushing the competition for decades.
"I do a lot of spinning of the ball," he said. "That's a big part of it."
Shultz has been playing table tennis for 63 years. He first picked up a paddle in junior high school. Now he is a seasoned 78-year-old and he's like a machine.
"I really enjoy it," he said.
Shultz is a bit of a legend, as he has medaled in the Florida Senior Games 23 times in a row. That's a record. He won the singles gold medal 12 times in a row. That's another record. He has also taken home medals and trophies at the nationals and World Senior Games.
Shultz puts in some practice whenever he can at his home in Inverness. He is full of energy and still competing. He says all the glory and all the hardware doesn't mean that much, because he just loves the game.
"I'm not into the medals and trophies," he said. "I'm into the playing and the memories of playing."
Shultz will be playing in the 80s age group soon and he plans to dominate and make it to the world championships.

1 comment:

  1. John, Where do you play in the Inverness area?

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