Quick Facts

How acquired
Intellectual Impairment
Table Tennis
Date of Birth
June 21, 1995
Glengowrie, SA
Started Competing
First Competed for Australia

Roger Federer

Career Highlights

Winning a gold medal in the Class 11 Men’s Singles at the Spanish Para Open in June 2015

Greatest Moment

Chelsea FC winning the 2012 UEFA Championships League


Sam Von Einem grew up with a passion for tennis. He started playing when he was five years old and it was only when his family moved to Abu Dhabi in 2003 did he transition into table tennis.

Because of the heat of his new home town, the family had a table inside the house and his new passion was found.

Sam made his international debut in 2011 when he was selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Circuit event held in Dedeo, Guam. At age 16, he won a silver medal as part of the Under 18 Junior Team.

In 2015 Sam was confirmed as a class 11 athlete which made him eligible for international ranking points and the Paralympic Games. Not long after receiving this confirmation, he achieved a new career highlight. Competing in the men’s singles at the Spanish Para Open in June 2015, Sam held off a strong French opponent to win gold in the Class 11.

Sam trains at the Woodville Districts Table Tennis Club and is coached by David Lowe.

 Sam has completed a Cert IV in Book Keeping at TAFE SA – Adelaide City.

Still an avid tennis supporter, Sam’s hero is champion Roger Federer. He also enjoys still playing tennis as well as soccer.

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Table Tennis Disciplines: Singles Classification: 11