20 Apr 2019

Located in northern India, Ajmer one of the oldest cities in the state of Rajasthan, was the recent home for an ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Course.

Organised under the auspices of ITTF High Performance and Development, in co-operation with the Table Tennis Federation of India, Rajasthan Table Tennis Association and Tenvic Sports, an organization that promotes the humanitarian aspects of sport, proceedings commenced on Saturday 6th April and concluded on Wednesday 10th April.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Led by the host nation’s Vismay Vyas, an ITTF Level Three Certified Coach and ITTF/PTT level One approved Course Conductor; similar initiatives are planned for Sonipat and Alappuzha.

“A total of 27 coaches attended the course for the first time; coaches travelled all the way from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.” Vismay Vyas

Additionally, ITTF Level Two courses are planned for Ajmer and Indore.

“The course is based on the ITTF/PTT Level One coaching course syllabus. The course length is 30 hours and conducted over five days; to be certified, a coach needs to pass the practical test and complete 30 hours of practical training in a group of minimum five players, following the course. Five hours need to be a supervised test and a minimum five hours out of the 30 needs to be with para table tennis athletes.” Vismay Vyas

Vismay Vyas, a most enthusiastic course conductor (Photo: courtesy of Vismay Vyas)


Most certainly a highly motivated group was present, all responding to the efforts of Vismay Vyas.

“My thanks to the Table Tennis Federation of India and Tenvic Sports for giving me this opportunity.” Vismay Vyas

Overall thanks to the efforts of all concerned a most successful course was conducted.

High Performance and Development Vismay Vyas