Pamela Fontaine

USA Table Tennis

Pam Fontaine
  • 1984
  • 2012
Classification: 3
Event:
Singles and Teams
Current Residence: Double Oak, TX
College: Wright State University
Club: Texas Wesleyan University
Coach: Keith Evans 

How did you get involved in the sport? I was asked to play in an exhibition event for college nationals and I lost in the final. I'm very competitive and don't like to lose. If I would have won the event I probably would have never taken up the sport.

What are your Goals in the sport? To win a major international table tennis event.

Describe your game or playing philosophy - I think I'm a scrappy hard working player.   

Paralympic Experience:
  • 2012 Paralympic Games
  • 1984 – Paralympic Games – Silver Medal in Teams
Career Highlights: View ITTF Para Table Tennis Statistics
  • 2014 – Member of the US Para Table Tennis Team
  • 2013 – Member of the US Para Table Tennis Team
  • 2013 – Mike Dempsey Memorial Table Tennis Championships Gold Medalist
  • 2012 – Member of the U.S. Paralympic Table Tennis Team
  • 2012 – Mike Dempsey Memorial Table Tennis Championships Gold Medalist 
  • 2011 – Para Pan American Games - Silver Medal (Women’s Singles and Teams)
  • 2010 – World Championships Team Member
  • 2009 – Para Pan American Games – Gold Medal (Women’s Singles and Teams)
  • 2007 – Pan American Games – Silver Medal (Women’s Singles and Teams)
  • 1984 – Paralympic Games – Silver Medal in Teams

Fun Facts: Paraplegic following an automobile accident when sixteen years old...career in table tennis began after the accident at the age of 17, but retired three years later to pursue her dream of playing Paralympic basketball. After retiring from basketball returned to table tennis in 2006…Hobbies include racket sports, basketball, and card games. Favorite television shows are CSI and Criminal Minds.

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