28 Mar 2017

A successful ITTF/PTT Level One Course completed; next on the agenda at the Toa Payoh National Training Centre in Singapore, once again organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training was the subject on the schedule.

Once again, the expert on duty for the two day course, held on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, was Malaysia’s Christina Chee.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Furthermore, once again she was privileged to welcome notable names.

Jing Jun Hong, Chief Coach for Youth Development in the sovereign city state and one of Singapore’s most celebrated players, was present as were Dave Lai, Eddy Tay and Andy Lee.

Dave Lai is the Manager of Singapore Sports School; Eddy Tay fulfils the role of High Performance Manager for the Singapore Table Tennis Association; whilst And Lee is a prominent Information Technology Executive and part-time coach.

“I was very pleased to be the trainer to this group of high level coaches and to be responsible for the promotion of our sport”, Christina Chee

Christina Chee conducts a theory session; the message on her shirt crystal clear (Photo: courtesy of Christina Chee)

The two days comprised four detailed sessions including theoretical lessons and practical training.

“My congratulations to all four members who managed to pass the written exam and provide the necessary presentation skills in theory and practice. The coaches commented that they learned a lot and gained an enormous amount of experience on how they can put their training knowledge into practice”, Christina Chee.

A most positive and successful response, equally proceedings were well organised; no stone was left unturned.

“My special thanks to members of the Singapore Table Tennis Association; Mr. See Siew Boon, Sports Development Manager and Ms. Amanda Leong, Sports Programme Executive for providing perfect conditions and good organization. Also my thanks to Mr. Glenn Tepper, the ITTF Deputy Chief Executive and to all members of the Singapore Table Tennis Association for their support and cooperation”, Christina Chee

It was the second such course to be stage in Singapore; the first was in November 2013, directed by Richard McAfee of the United States.

A practical demonstration, impressive technique (Photo: courtesy of Christina Chee)
High Performance and Development Coaching Christina Chee Jing Jun Hong Andy Lee Eddie Tay Dave Lai