golfrontWhen you enter the city limits of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico via car or the airport arrivals gate, the welcome signs display “Puerto Vallarta: La ciudad mas amigable del mundo.” In English, that translates to “The friendliest city in the world.”

It's Ibrahim Hamadto's turn to serve. Holding the bat in his mouth, the Egyptian para-table tennis champion gets the rally going by flicking the ball up high with his right foot. Sinking through the air, the delicate white sphere meets his racket and comes out charging like a bullet with a powerful spin.