05 Nov 2016

Located in the south of Selangor province on the west coast of Malaysia, the Layton Bridge Table Tennis Performance Academy in Semenyih, was the recent home for an ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

Self-funded and organized under the umbrella of the ITTF Development Programme, the initiative was supported by the National Sports Council of Malaysia and the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia, the expert on duty was Aiman Fazeer Yap.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Notably in order to meet with work commitments, the itinerary was arranged in two distinct parts; the first was from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October, the second on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October. The five day break was well received by all.

Aiman Fazeer Yap leads a theory session (Photo: courtesy of Aiman Fazeer Yap)

A total of 21 students attended, comprising both full time and part time coaches as well as teachers; in addition to Selangor, students travelled from Kedah and Perak in the north as well from the eastern coastal state of Pahang and the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

“Each and every participant was actively involved. Most participants were fascinated with the practical sessions, the majority of the participants realizing the importance of reaching out with “Breaking Down Barriers with Table Tennis Balls”. They now realize the importance of a step by step approach, together with the awareness of child developmental”, Aiman Fazeer Yap.

Seven table tennis tables and 400 balls were made available.  

Ready for the start of a practical session at the Layton Bridge Table Tennis Performance Academy (Photo: courtesy of Aiman Fazeer Yap)

In common with all such course the Para element, both theory and practical was well received as the students experienced the problems encountered playing using crutches and sitting in wheelchairs.

Special thanks for the organizer, the Layton Bridge Table Tennis Performance Academy and to the Table Tennis Association of Malaysia and the International Table Tennis Federation for their support”, Aiman Fazeer Yap.

An enthusiastic group, matters concluded with a practical test, which all passed; a most successful course was realized. 

The Para element, as so often, was most popular (Photo: courtesy of Aiman Fazeer Yap)



High Performance and Development Aiman Fazeer Yap