22 May 2019

Sveti Martin Na Muri is perhaps not a name that trips off the tongue or has a global reputation as a major sporting centre; however from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th May, it is the destination for aspiring young players.

The northern most point in Croatia, the village whose claim to fame is the mineral springs that attract local tourists, is the home for an under 13 years of age development training camp.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Organised by the European Table Tennis Union in conjunction with ITTF High Performance and Development, proceedings are under the direction of Neven Cegnar, the Development Manager for the European Table Tennis Union.

“Two Croatian former Olympians, Ronald Redjep and Tian Yuan are present with the help of fitness trainer Mario Starek; they are in charge of training procedures. In addition there are six practice partners from TTC Starr, the reigning Croatian Champions; all are working together.” Neven Cegnar

Overall, a total of 14 players are in attendance; in addition to Croatia, players have travelled from Belgium, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

A detailed programme in place, all are enjoying splendid conditions both in the training hall and with regards to hospitality; the Terme Life Class Hotel possesses all the facilities required for a comfortable stay.

High Performance and Development Coaching Neven Cegnar Ronald Redjep Tian Yuan