I began playing table tennis at the age of 12. I joined the table tennis club TTG Homburg with my cousin Frank in 1977. I trained 2-3 times a week for three years. In 1980 I joined a sports club for people with disabilities.
As early as 1983, I was called up to the youth squad of the German National Paralympic Committee. 1983 was also the year I played my first international tournament although I didn’t manage to win any games. However, that was soon to follow.
Under the rubric "Sportsman" you can view a list of my international achievements and awards I have received and order my autograph card.
I ended my career with the Paralympics in Peking, 2008 being my last international appearance. If I swing the paddle these days, it’s for Fortuna Bonn, a team in a regional league.