Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships by Ian Marshall
Croatian by birth but since 1984 resident in New York, recording artist and peace activist, soaking up the atmosphere at the Liebherr 2018 World Team Championships in Halmstad, was Nenad Bach.
2019 ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships by Ian Marshall
Play concluded on the afternoon of Sunday 13th October in the splendid setting of the Westchester Table Tennis Club in Pleasantville, New York, it was the host nation that had the greatest reason the celebrate; they secured three of the four titles on offer.
Photos by Warren Rosenberg. 1st Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships
Is this just a song or wishful thinking? Are these just words or is it prophecy? Is humanity capable of achieving sustainable, everlasting peace?
I say YES, and the time is NOW.
You can’t say that there has been a lack of declarations and resolutions on peace:
1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1978: Declaration on the Preparation of Societies for Life in Peace
All proceeds of the auction will go to the Ping Pong Parkinson campaign. Ping Pong Parkinson was founded by Croatian-American recording artist, composer, performer, producer and peace activist Nenad Bach on March 1, 2017, with the aim of stopping the progression of Parkinson’s disease by using table tennis as a form of physiotherapy. The model is based on the concept of Neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to create new neurons and connections through challenging physical movement.
He is one of Croatia’s most prolific exports, a world class musician and now an international promoter of table tennis as a tool to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Croatian American recording artist, composer, and performer Nenad Bach is a citizen of the world. He has performed all over the globe with such artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Bono, Brian Eno, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, Garth Hudson, Grateful Dead, and many more.
Japan’s Asako Katagiri and Yurie Kato won women’s doubles gold at the inaugural 2019 World Parkinson’s Championships staged at the Westchester Table Tennis Centre in Pleasantville, New York from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October.
This year’s tournament is the first-ever Virtual Reality Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships, coming after Ping Pong Parkinson, alongside the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and International Table Tennis Federation Foundation (ITTF Foundation) partnered in 2019 to host an inaugural world table tennis championship for players with Parkinson’s disease.