30 Aug 2018

Organised under the auspices of ITTF High Performance and Development, in accordance with the Latin American Table Tennis Union and the Chilean Table Tennis Federation, Santiago, was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

Commencing on Tuesday 21st August and concluding on Sunday 26th August, the expert on duty was Venezuela’s Francisco Seijas.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Overall, for what proved a very worthwhile initiative and was well received by all concerned, a total of 17 students from the various regions of Chile as well as from Argentina, attended.

“The course was a success; we were able to comply with the whole range of activities advised by the International Table Tennis Federation for such courses. All the participants met the required the level with regards to knowledge and expertise.” Francisco Seijas.

A delighted Francisco Seijas; he is one of the most experienced course conductors, having for many years been the backbone of table tennis in Venezuela.

Equally, the far seeing Henry Reimberg, the President of the Chilean Table Tennis Federation, was delighted with the manner in which the course had been received. A major aim of the Federation is to promote table tennis throughout the whole country; especially focusing in the remote areas of a territory that covers some 3,740 square kilometres.

“We are very happy and grateful to the International Table Tennis Federation and the Latin American Table Tennis Union for enabling this international coaching event to be staged in Chile. We are aiming to professionalize of our sport in the region; we are sure that this group of coaches will be part where we are heading.” Henry Reimberg

Most certainly a successful initiative was concluded in a country that is always most competitive in Latin American events and whose players on many occasions have impressed on the wider international scene.

Francisco Seijas makes his point in a theory class (Photo: courtesy of Francisco Seijas)

High Performance and Development Coaching 2017-2018 ETTU Cup Francisco Seijas