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.