13 Oct 2018

The largest city in the State of Santa Catarina, located in the south of Brazil, Joinville, a major industrial and financial centre, was the recent destination for an ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

Organised under the auspices if ITTF High Performance and Development in conjunction with the Brazilian Table Tennis Confederation, the itinerary commenced on Sunday 30th September and concluded on Thursday 4th October.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Overall a total of 12 coaches, 11 men and one woman, attended; in addition to the host state, course members travelled from Amazonas, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Brasilia.

Notably, it was a second visit to Joinville for Lincon Yasuda; he had conducted a similar course in the city in 2017 as well as in nearby Port Alegre.

“It was interesting to meet again coaches who had attended previous ITTF/PTT Level One Courses. It was pleasing to see what improvement they had made and if they had thoroughly understood the concepts taught a year ago.” Lincoln Yasuda

Notably all responded to the efforts of Lincon Yasuda; often seen courtside advising members of the national team, he is increasingly in demand course conductor.

“The level of the group was quite good; all of them worked hard during this week.” Lincon Yasuda

It was the second course conducted by Lincon Yasuda in Brazil in less than a month; some two weeks earlier he had directed a similar initiative in Belem, a city many miles north-west, located in the Amazonas region of the country.

A successful conclusion to proceedings in Belem; now there was a successful conclusion in Joinville; in addition to Joinville, Belem and Port Alegre, Lincon Yasuda has conducted ITTF/PTT Courses in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte in Minais Gerais, as well as in Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul.

High Performance and Development Coaching Lincon Yasuda