27 Jun 2017

Campo Grande, the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, located in the centre west region of the country, was the recent home for one of several ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Courses that are being staged in the South American country.

Proceedings commenced on Monday 19th June and concluded on Friday 23rd June; the course followed a similar initiative that had been organised in Belo Horizonte, the principal city in the state of Minais Gerais.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

The course conductor was the experienced Lincon Yasuda, for many years he has been at the forefront of coaching in Brazil and is one of the reasons for the progress and current success that is being witnessed.

A total of 21 students attended, all from the state Mato Grosso do Sul, four were female,

“It was very much the same as in Belo Horizonte, we had a mix of coaches who were working in clubs and those who were teachers wishing to introduce table tennis into their schools.” Lincon Yasuda

Undoubtedly, it was a major opportunity for all to enhance their knowledge and improve their standard of teaching.

“I was very pleased to see the way that everyone responded, I am sure that we will see young talented players now emerge from this area.”

Translated Campo Grande means the “Big Field”, perhaps now it can become a big field for table; as everywhere in the world, there must be a reservoir of talent, maybe doors will now be opened.

 Day Two: 2017 China Junior and Cadet Open
Photos: courtesy of Marcos Paulo & Marco Tavares

High Performance and Development Coaching Lincon Yasuda