19 Mar 2018

Present at the recent Seamaster 2018 ITTF World Tour Platinum Qatar Open, advising his national team players, on his return to home it was a very different role for Thailand’s Korakij Sermkijseree.

Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme and with the support of the Table Tennis Federation of Thailand, he was the expert on duty for an ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

It was the third such course in a period of nine months that he had led; staged in Yala province in the very south of the country, proceedings commenced on Monday 12th March and concluded on Friday 16th March.

The training session begins (Photo: courtesy of for Korakij Sermkijseree)


A total of 30 coaches attended, 26 being from the local area, a further four travelled from Bangkok. Notably two members were from the Disabled Sports Association of Thailand, both members of the national team, attended.

“All the coaches learned a great deal and enjoyed the course; especially the coaches from the southern-most provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat; also those who had travelled from Bangkok, 1,082 kilometres, responded in the same way.” Korakij Sermkijseree

Practising the very basics (Photo: courtesy of Korakij Sermkijseree)


Most certainly a most successful course was staged; one that was rewarding for both students and coach.

“The ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches course is always excellent for everyone who wants to improve their skills and start teaching table tennis players from around the world.” Korakij Sermkijseree

An explanation for members of the group (Photo courtesy of Korakij Sermkijseree)


Matters complete in Yala, next stop for Korakij Sermkijseree?

I am sure another ITTF/PTT Level Course is high on his agenda, for those who attend wherever the course is held they will benefit, not only because of his knowledge but because of attitude and character; he exudes a sincere enthusiasm for the sport of table tennis; that transmits to his students; good teacher.

Korakij Sermkijseree demonstrates (Photo: courtesy of for Korakij Sermkijseree)
High Performance and Development Coaching Korakij Sermkijseree