|Hometown||Chicago, IL, USA|
INTERVIEW WITH ERIC
Eric Owens was a child prodigy. Ping-pong, his unlikely superpower. An adorable all-American little boy from Texas who was unbeatable on the ping-pong table. He won every junior championship you can possibly win, and then he won four consecutive collegiate national titles, simultaneously earning a degree in biochemistry with a minor in physics. Eric went on to spend nine years on the US National Team, winning an unprecedented American gold at the Pan American Games. In 2015 Eric was inducted into the US Table Tennis Hall of Fame, the cherry on top of a storybook career.
Today, Eric Owens is a prodigious medical practitioner, and ping-pong is still his superpower. That, and his innate understanding of the athlete’s body have given Eric the remarkable ability to treat and alleviate chronic pain and suffering in revolutionary new ways. After receiving his master’s degree in biomedical science, Eric founded Delos Therapy, specializing in pain and athletic performance. “I was running marathons when I was nine years old and competitively competing at table-tennis, but it wasn’t something I was doing for the health benefits. It wasn’t until many years later that I realized how important exercise is for your general well-being. Exercise is the key, and ping-pong is the perfect way to exercise your body and brain, and it’s social. I think it’s the perfect activity.”
If you’re lucky, like spotting a Sierra Nevada red fox on a cold winter day, you’ll find Eric imparting his ping pong wisdom and super healing powers at SPIN Chicago and at any one of the four Delos Therapy clinics he Co-Founded with Mimi Bosika, also a pro at SPIN.
-1999 Pan American Games Gold Medalist (a first in American table tennis history)
-2001 National Men’s Singles Champion
-2002 USA Athlete of the Year
-United States Olympic Committee Olympic Athlete Representative (2002 – 2004): Represented interests of Olympic, Pan-American, and National level athletes; participated in six annual committee meetings related to table tennis topics
-2007 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist in Men’s Team
-2-time National Men’s Doubles Champion
-2-time North American Doubles Champion
-9-time National Team Member
In 2015, Owens was inducted to the US Table Tennis Hall of Fame recognizing his lifetime accomplishments as a professional table tennis player.