by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Notably China’s Li Xiaodong and Zhang Yining were the coaches in action; for many years Li Xiaodong guided the fortunes of Ma Long, whilst many would argue that Zhang Yining, Olympic and World champion is the greatest female table tennis player of all time.
“The expert coaches use an individual approach to connect and help rough diamonds use their ability to learn by understanding each failure along the way and learning from it”, Daniela Gomes, Development and Education and Training Projects Officer.
Now in 2017 the initiative is set to double; two nine day training camps are to be organized:
Otocec, Slovenia: Monday 25th September – Wednesday 4th October
China Table Tennis College-Europe, Luxembourg: December (dates to be confirmed)