Quick facts

Birthdate

April 23, 1977

Birthplace

Vancouver, BC

Residence

Vancouver, BC

Sport

Para Table Tennis

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

After his injury, Peter Isherwood’s first sport was wheelchair rugby. He excelled to the point that he was named to Canada’s NextGen program, one step from the national team.

He then moved on to athletics as a thrower and wheelchair tennis in which he cracked the world’s top-100 in doubles and singles. He first grabbed a table tennis paddle in 2015 and has been on a steady rise in the sport ever since. After struggling in his first attempts, he subscribed to some online coaching channels, started studying wheelchair matches on YouTube and ultimately got very excited about the sport.

He then purchased an ipong Table Tennis robot, got his own table and started practicing proficiently.

In 2019, he was ranked 54th in the world in singles class 2 table tennis. That year he made his Games debut at the Parapan Ams. In men’s singles C2 he went 1-1 in the preliminary round but did not advance.

In 2018, he won the silver medal in singles and bronze in the team event at the COPA Tango tournament in Argentina.

Isherwood was named Table Tennis Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2022. He ended the year with bronze at the COPA Tournament in Costa Rica.

In the 2023 world rankings as of October 1, Isher is ranked 47th in singles and 52nd in doubles. In the Americas rankings he sits fifth in singles and seventh in doubles.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

Chair of the Athletes commission and Athletes Representative on the Table Tennis Canada’s Board… Broke his back while mountain biking and was diagnosed as a quadriplegic… Played lacrosse at university

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 COPA, men’s singles, 3rd

2019 Parapan American Games, men’s singles, eliminated in preliminary round