by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
He has visited Joinville in the state of Santa Caterina, also he has journeyed to Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia in addition to Belo Horizonte in Minais Gerais and Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul.
The latest stop for the intrepid traveller was Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, the most southerly state in the country, it borders both Argentina and Uruguay.
Self-funded, proceedings commenced on Monday 23rd October and concluded on Friday 27th October; a total of 19 students attended, representing three states with two members of the group being women.
“It was a very good group; all very interested and focused. They were open minded and eager to receive as much information as possible with regards to coaching. In particular a large number of young coaches attended; they brought a very fresh approach to the course and were highly motivated.” Lincon Yasuda
All responded to the efforts of Lincon Yasuda who clearly inspired all members of the group.
“Rio Grande do Sul has a very passionate leader, Jorge Fanck; he is involved with the talent identification programme promoted by the Brazil Table Tennis Confederation, he is very much at the forefront of table tennis in the region.” Lincon Yasuda
Porto Alegre concluded; next stop for Lincon Yasuda?