I was privileged to be invited to the Kiama Table tennis Club celebration of Tom Boyd’s 90th birthday.
It was obvious the esteem in which Tom is held as there were approximately sixty people present at the function with, I believe without exception, all were table tennis players.
Tom, along with his wife Joy, has been responsible for the setting up of the Kiama club and its ongoing success.
Tom has always been a player who does not like to highlight the success he has enjoyed in our game. As a consequence the Kiama players were extremely surprised to learn that he is a sixteen times Australian Veterans Table Tennis Champion.
He has competed in the Australian Veterans Championships almost every year from the inception of the event and in fact he and Joy were instrumental in ensuring the event commenced at all.
Perhaps the greatest thing about Tom is his dedication to our game, and in particular in Kiama where he is present at virtually all playing sessions and you can be assured that if any piece of equipment requires repair he will do it immediately.
Table Tennis is privileged to have players of the calibre of Tom involved in our game and we congratulate him on attaining the age of ninety and wish him many more birthday celebrations.
Vice President TTNSW