14 Mar 2017

Applications from coaches, committed to working on a full-time basis, is now open for the 2017 Mentorship Programme; it is a major opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts who have worked at the very highest level.

Three coaches will be selected from the applications.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

The mentors are Eva Jeler, Dirk Wagner and Li Nan in addition to other coaches from the China Table Tennis College–Europe.

Focusing on junior and cadet age group players, Eva Jeler has coached several generations of German national team players, being based at training centre in Heidelberg

Dirk Wagner is head coach at the German Bundesliga club, Zugbrücke Grenzau. Previously, he was coach at Borussia Düsseldorf, where he led the team to European Champions and Bundesliga League titles. Additionally he has also worked for the German National Association specializing in talent identification as well as being the Head Coach at the Werner Schlager Academy.

Li Nan is a former member of the Chinese national team. A pen-hold grip player in the traditional mode, she competed in the 1999, 2001 and 2003 World Championships; in addition on the 2002 ITTF World Tour, she won the Women’s Singles titles in Austria and Egypt.

“The mentor and the coach will get together both online and for one week direct interaction. They will agree on the main topic to focus and learn more about each other before the “live” week to be held at the place where the mentor works. The mentee will then have to work on one assignment, an essay to be approved by both mentor and ITTF Education and Training staff and published on ittfeducation.com , Daniela Gomes, Development and Education & Training Projects Officer

A maximum total of US$ 1,500 is available to cover airfare and hospitality; mentees are expected to stay five days at the designated mentor centre.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 28th March 2017.

2017 Mentorship Programme: Application form in English

2017 Mentorship Programme: Application form in Spanish

2017 Mentorship Programme: Application form in French

High Performance and Development Coaching Daniela Gomes