31 Jan 2018

A successful ITTF/PTT Level One Course completed at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, next on the agenda for Malaysia’s Christina Chee was to be the head coach for a one day training camp staged on Monday 22nd January.

Once again organised under the umbrella of the ITTF Development Programme in conjunction with the Oceania Table Tennis Federation, the venue for the event was the Loops Table Tennis at Sunshine West, also located in Melbourne.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

Additionally for the students who had attended the coaches course it was an opportunity to fulfil the necessary requirement of five days supervised practical coaching.

The training camp consisted of some 15 Australian National Hopes players aged 11 years and younger, alongside 25 players from the club’s holiday programme and the top ten players in the Oceania region aged from 11 to 15 years.

Notably there was a wide range of ability from beginner level to the likes of established Australian international, Melissa Tapper.

“The coaches enjoyed spending quality coaching time with all players in their group; the players also had time to interact with the coaches and learn to execute practices better and gain help from coaches in a small group situations.” Christina Chee

Each day comprised two sessions, each of two and half hours, one session in the morning, one in the afternoon.

“Knowledge learned from the coaching course was put into action at the training camp. It was very interesting and worthwhile, I enjoyed a lot coaching in the camp”, said Glenn Errington.

A successful initiative was completed, Christina Chee being especially grateful to the management and organisational skills of Patrick Wuertz, the ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer. A successful venture was concluded.

 Melbourne – January 2018
Photos: courtesy of Christina Chee

Development, Education and Training Coaching Christina Chee