Paterson ready for top rivals

posted Feb 14, 2012, 10:55 PM by Gina Connell

Even though her preparations for the world championships will not be as intense as the top teams, Palmerston North's Natalie Paterson is hoping to win a few points from the best players in the world.

Paterson has made the New Zealand women's team for the championships in Germany next month with Annie Yang and Sarah Her-Lee.

Yang and Her-Lee now live overseas, making Paterson the only New Zealand-based member of the team.

While they are focusing solely on table tennis like the other national teams, Paterson balances her table tennis with her studies at Massey University where she is doing a Bachelor of Education degree.