Next person to answer some questions is the EPTTC2019 project manager, Ms Ebba Wengström.
Q: It is the first time we get to see the Swedish para-stars on high international level playing on home soil. What impact do you think that might have on their performance?
A: I think, and hope, that the Swedish team will be positively influenced by the support!
Q: You have a big responsibility during the tournament; what are your expectations?
A: First and foremost I hope we will be able to give the players a top quality tournament when it comes to their possibility to perform. This is the last championship before Paralympics and that is something we really want to highlight. At the same time, we want to use this possibility to spread the knowledge of table tennis and especially para-table tennis both in the region but also across the country.
Q: What has been your and the rest of the crew’s biggest challenges so far?
A: Since it is the last championship before Paralympics it has been difficult to predict the number of participants. Our goal is to break the record from earlier championships, that would be really amazing! Organising the event without an exact number of participants yet will without doubt be a challenge.
Q: It is not the first time you will visit Helsingborg because of table tennis. How has your earlier meetings with the city been?
A: Helsingborg is a wonderful city, and BTK Rekord (the local club) has a lot of experience from earlier big championships. My first meeting with the city was during the European Veterans Championships in 2017. It was an incredible event and both Helsingborg and Helsingborg Arena showed that they have the capacity to take on even the biggest events!
Thank you Ebba for your answers and see you soon in Helsingborg!