2011 USA Coaching Seminar at US Nationals

Nov. 07, 2011, 8:40 p.m. (ET)
USATT will host a Coaches Education Seminar on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 12-2 PM at the US Nationals in Virginia Beach. This will be a “hands-on” seminar and will be conducted on tables 52-55 within the venue.  It is the hope of the USATT National Coaching Advisory Committee that this earlier scheduled seminar time will enable more coaches to attend before they become too busy coaching their athletes during the tournament.

Topics for the Seminar will include:

“Modern Trends in the Serve and Serve Return Game”

US Men’s Team National Coach, Stefan Feth will teach the latest serve and serve returns techniques.  This is a unique opportunity to learn from a coach with vast experience as both an international player and top-level coach.  Stefan will discuss:


- Serves with elbow Involvement and higher ball toss like Mizutani, Ryu Seung Min and Ma Long
- After motions on ball contact during serves (fake motions)
- Inside out serves (hook serves) like Timo Boll, Liu Shiwen, Zhang Jike different techniques to serve

Return of Serves:
In general more sidespin motions on returning serves
For example:
- Backhand Returns with banana flicks like Zhang Jike, Timo Boll, Petr Korbel
- Hook drop shots 
- Reversed banana returns

Don’t miss this great opportunity to not only learn about the most recent serve and serve return trends being used in international play but also to personally work on-table with Stefan to master the teaching of these techniques.

“The Use of Half-Pattern Drills to Teach Anticipation Skills”

Richard McAfee, Chairman of the USATT National Coaching Advisory Committee will present on the topic of : “The Use of Half-Pattern Drills to teach anticipation skills”.  Come and learn what “half-pattern” drills are and how they can prepare your athletes for tournament play.

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 12 – 2 pm

Where: Tournament Venue

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please e-mail, fax or send

the application below by December 7, 2011 to:

USA Table Tennis

Attn: Doru Gheorghe, USATT High Performance/Technical Director

One Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Fax # 719-632-6071

E-mail: Doru@usatt.org

We look forward to meeting you in Virginia Beach


2010 Coaching Seminar, December 13, 2011, Virginia Beach, VA

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