06 Feb 2019

Located in South Asia, bordering India and Myanmar, Bangladesh was the recent home for a training camp involving the country’s most promising young players; proceedings commenced on Monday 28th January and concluded on Monday 4th February.

Venue for the whole proceedings was the Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium in the country’s capital city of Dhaka.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Under the direction of Anshul Garg, overall a total of 11 players, six boys and five girls, attended.

“I really appreciated the response of all the young Bangladeshi players for the way they quickly acquired knowledge of the finer points of the game. At the start of the training camp everyone was weak both physically and mentally but after several sessions, paying 100 per cent attention, they worked very hard. They all showed courage and discipline. The result was the camp proved a most worthwhile experience for all; for me personally it was amazing.” Anshul Garg

The practice and the techniques required explained in detail (Photo: courtesy of Anshul Garg)


Everyone responded to the efforts of Anshul Garg, a most positive atmosphere was created.

“The players improved in all areas, physical, mental toughness, footwork and ball control; all improved both technically and tactically; I believe that now they will all definitely perform better in the future.” Anshul Garg

A training session in progress (Photo: courtesy of Anshul Garg)


Notably a young lady named Sadia Rehman in addition the boys, Antu Hassan Joy and Imrul Kayes Imon impressed Anshul Garg; all three made immense strides.

“My special thanks to International Table Tennis Federation and to the Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation; especially to Mr. Munir, the Secretary-General and to Mr. M. D. Ali, the national coach for Bangladesh. My thanks for their support which made this course so successful; also, very special thanks to Ms. Yelena Druzhkova and Massimo Costantini for their constant and valuable support, time and guidance which they have given to me throughout the course. I thank all that were connected with the camp and believe I will come back with another training camp in the future.” Anshul Garg

Undoubtedly, for the Bangladesh Table Tennis Federation, it was a most successful and positive initiative, for Anshul Garg, a most rewarding experience, it was his for such camp organized under the direction of ITTF High Performance and Development.

The physical aspect was stressed (Photo: courtesy of Anshul Garg)
High Performance and Development Coaching Anshul Garg