by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager
A total of 21 students attended under the direction of José Luis Urrita, a most active course conductor who led a most comprehensive itinerary.
“It was important to deliver the teaching and technical tools on order that the students could teach players who compete at a local level and give them good basic knowledge so the players taught have good basic knowledge in order to move to a higher level. Also the aim was to give the students the knowledge in order they can move to Level Two.” José Luis Urrita
In common with all similar courses, the Para element proved most popular with José Luis Urrita underlining the necessity to treat all players equally, whatever the ability or disability.
Overall a very detailed and comprehensive schedule was concluded. José Luis Urrita paid great attention to basic coaching technical concepts- Also, he introduced physical education into the lessons whilst making sure the students were well versed in the rules and regulations of the sport.
“In order for table tennis to progress, in training you must focus on six areas: technical, tactical, psychological, physical, theoretical and nutritional.” José Luis Urrita
Overall a most successful course and there was a distinguished guest; Henry Reimberg, President of the Chilean Table Tennis Federation was a most welcome visitor; his presence proved a motivational factor.