NPC President Jan Riapos Welcome

Welcome after year to Slovakia, welcome to Bratislava and Slovakia Open. A year ago we organized Para Table Tennis World Team Championship and I would like to thank you all for your support and feedback. This year, we are organizing Slovakia open immediately after WPG 2018 in PyeongChang which were very successful for Slovak athletes – the gain of 11 medals including 6 gold medals, 1st place in alpine skiing and 7th place in the ranking of the countries including the most successful athlete. The Paralympic sport is progressing fast and I believe that Slovakia Open 2018 will prove that. Ondrej Nepela Ice Rink is being reconstructed at the moment because of the Ice Hockey World Championship and Slovakia Open 2018 is slightly changed. Playing arena is situated in National Tennis Center and we tried as hard as we could to create the best conditions for your sport performance in the process of qualification and nomination for PG Tokyo 2020.

I wish you success in the game and the joy of your life.

Thanks to all our partners and supporters.


Jan Riapos