Report ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Course April 27-31st 2019

By Sydney Christophe | Sept. 08, 2019, 8:32 p.m. (ET)

Flushing Coaching Course 2019 ITTF

 

Report ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Course April 27-31st 2019

Flushing Table Tennis Center once again was the venue for a second ITTF -PTT Level 1 Coaching Course for this year held from August 27-31st 2019.

Eight persons registered for the course but in the end only five completed the journey. The coaches were taught the basics of table tennis including multi ball drills and how to teach in groups since most of them had worked previously with individuals.

Among the participants were several out of towners including Abolaji Ogunshola from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Abdel Metwally from Savannah, Georgia and Fang Guan from Princeton Pong New Jersey

The course was evaluated by the class as a successful one even though some vary in terms of the pre-course information and length, they all had high praise for the Course Conductor’s knowledge and presentation.

Asked why he attended the course Ahmed said that this was most relevant for him since he will soon open his own club in Jamaica New York and would be doing most of the coaching ,Ahmed’s short term goal is to attract 20 kids within the next two  months who will train on a regular basis.

Alfred Jones another coach from Bronx, New York has similar plans of owning his own club. Jones say he was previously trained in his homeland Jamaica as a PTT Coach but recognized that he still needed to learn more thus his participation at this course.

Thanks to the following organizations’ for facilitating this course USATT, AYTTO, CCCF and FTTC.

The coaches will now focus on completing their 30 hours of further training and all express the desire to continue their education in the sport soon.