Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Augusta, Ga--Local table tennis duo, Jay Flythe and Kevin Enright are getting ready to head overseas to be part of the Special Olympic summer world games. Impressive enough considering they recently picked up the sport.
Jay Flythe and Kevin Enright have never played table tennis competitively until now. In less than a month, they'll be doing this, at the Special Olympics biggest stage, the World Summer Games in Abu Dabi, where they'll represent the United States
"Very excited" Jay Flythe said.
"What have the practices been like?" Jessica said.
"Fun, tense at times, but fun," Jay Flythe said.
They're both fairly new to the sport but have come a long way, thanks to their weekly practices.
"I think we're doing really well. I believe Jay gets better every week and I get better every week," Kevin Enright said.
Sure, they'd love to stand on the podium at the end of their matches, but it's all about overcoming challenges, letting loose, and having some fun.
"I get to see them excel...and when I say them, my athletes, and also my partners excel. If it comes down to it, if it gets so stressful that we're not enjoying the experience. We're going to back off a little bit," Kevin Enright said.
But for now, anything is possible as they have their sights set on the summer games.
Enright actually works with persons with disabilities at Augusta Developmental Specialists and is going as a unified partner for the games.