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When your sibling is the best that you have.
Date: 9/17/2018 11:06 AM
Published by : Aidan Jones
Sam Magee, one of Ireland’s most successful players has been competing with his sister Chloe (Magee) for many years now on the court.

The 28-year old believes that it has been that long that they have played as a pair, they have both matured a lot and it is not much of a problem.

The Irishman also believes that they both use the fact that they have different views to their advantage.

- Competing with Chloe as a sibling is fine, we have played with each other for many years and now we are both more mature (well at least I think).

- The hardest part is we are completely different people and once we understood that both of us have different perspectives, we could use this to be able to create a mixed partnership that can work.

Sibling goals

Magee is keen to keep improving his ranking in both categories but understands that this is vital to play at the biggest tournaments in the world.

- Our immediate goal is to improve our ranking as much as possible, with new tournament regulations it can be hard to play the biggest tournaments without having a ranking above 30.

- The main goal for the next year is to maintain a high World ranking to have the options of which tournaments to play when Olympic Qualifying begins next May.

The future is bright for the Irishman

Magee revealed that the feeling of winning his first European medal was a "brilliant experience” and would love to have it again.

The Magee’s won their first medal at the European Championships in Kolding, Denmark in April 2017.

- Looking towards the future, my aspirations are to be competitive at the biggest tournaments in the world. Winning my first European medal was a brilliant experience. It would be very special to have that feeling again.

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