Slater & Gordon employee William Henzell has put down the laptop to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
The 28 year-old IT specialist is Australia's highest ranked player and won a silver medal at the previous Commonwealth Games in Melbourne four years ago.
Henzell returned to Australia two years ago after more than ten years living and competing in Europe, where table tennis players can command salaries for professional clubs on a level comparable with AFL players.
He combines his training with a full-time position as an IT database administrator at Slater & Gordon's Melbourne office, having joined the firm in March.
Henzell is a five time Australian Open champion and was inducted into the Australian Table Tennis Hall of Fame two years ago.
The Australian Mens team opened its account in Delhi with a convincing win against Malawi in its opening match. Henzell was rested for this fixture.