Peter’s the skipper

By Grace Jones | posted on September 8, 2017

ALBANY table tennis stalwart Peter Muller has been selected as the captain of the state Over 75’s mens team that will compete at the Australian Open Veterans Table Tennis Championships in October.

Mr Muller will be whipping his team into shape and making sure they come home with some medals.

“I was selected because I’m the best able to organise the team, I guess,” he said.

“I’ve got to make sure everyone gets to their events on time.

“It’s nice to have been given the responsibility to be the captain.”

Competing in the championships is nothing new for Muller, with this event being the first he’s competed in for two years.

“After my wife got sick, I needed to care for her,” he said.

“It’s been two years, but it’s good to get back into the game.”

Mr Muller has been playing table tennis since he was 18 years old and has coached teams of all ages from Perth and Albany.

“I coached juniors in Perth and even some seniors on a couple of occasions,” he said.

“After moving to Albany though, I’ve spent most of my time trying to resurrect the Albany club.”

Mr Muller will also be competing in the Smarter than Smoking 2017 Western Australian Open Table Tennis Championships in Perth that commences this weekend.