|Ioanna Papadimitriou models in Mykonos, Greece|
On the topic of image in table tennis, Ioanna says she usually wears skirts but if she wears shorts she finds that the table tennis brands are a little too masculine for her liking. On a side note she also said it's not in the forefront of her mind as it's so hard to concentrate on looking good and playing well at the same time!
|Ioanna Papadimitriou in action at LYTTC|
photo courtesy of www.mhtabletennis.com
Ioanna believes maintaining a good image is important in general, not just for table tennis but agrees that promoting table tennis is hard as the sport is so complex to follow. Of course the female players looking great can't hurt and people are fascinated when they see a female player getting in great shots against a man too! This is more common in the USA where most events are mixed entry.
|Greek Model Ioanna Papadimitriou|
When asked about modelling, Ioanna says she enjoys the freedom that modelling allows, with photoshoots usually only taking up a few days a week and leaving more time for other things...like table tennis! It was great to see her competing and enjoying the sport. Ioanna has played in the USA on a number of occasions and I must say has a scary close-table backhand! She loves the endless possibilities of table tennis and says there is always something to learn no matter how well you are playing "(or at least think you are)".
|Awesome Table Tennis Shoot|