04 Dec 2017

Staged in the island city state of Singapore, the Toa Payoh National Training Centre was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course; proceedings commenced on Friday 17th November and concluded on Saturday 25th November 2017.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the expert on duty was
Andy Lee; earlier in the year in March, he completed his Course Conductor under the guidance of Christina Chee.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Overall, a total of 30 students enrolled, the group comprising 24 men and six women; the youngest was 19 years old, the most senior at 58 years of age.

Andy Lee addresses the class (Photo: courtesy of Andy Lee)


Everyone responded and moreover appreciated the efforts of Andy Lee.

“I found the knowledge on how to manage and handle a group of students for training very useful.” Darren Loy

“Understanding the know how to conduct a class for the young was most helpful.” Tang Cheng Poh

“I feel learning the Para table tennis section was especially important as I managed to know more rules and how difficult it is to for Para athletes to play table tennis.” Li Jiaxin

A warm up routine at the start of a practical session (Photo: courtesy of Andy Lee)

Overall 27 students passed the course; two members gained the Club Coach certificate.

“Congratulations to all the participants! I would want to take the opportunity to thank Christina Chee for her guidance and Amanda Leong, the Sports Programme Executive of the Singapore Table Tennis Association for all the logistic and administrative support throughout the course.”

A first for Andy Lee and he can reflect with a great deal of pride; it was success at the first attempt.

Demonstration time (Photo: courtesy of Andy Lee)


High Performance and Development Coaching Andy Lee