Birthplace: Heerlen (The Netherlands)
Current Residence: Alameda , CA
Home Club: Alameda Table Tennis Club
Number of Active Years of Coaching: 25

Coaches Stations:

ALAMEDA TABLE TENNIS CLUB
2014 - present: Head coach

NTTB (Dutch Table Tennis Federation)
2008 – 2012: Full time national young senior development coach for NTTB
2006 – 2008: Full time national women head coach for NTTB
2004 – 2006: Full time national young senior development coach for NTTB
2002 – 2004: Full time national men’s head coach for NTTB
2000 – 2002: Full time national young senior development coach for NTTB
1995 – 2000: Part time national youth table tennis coach for NTTB
1994 – 1995: Head coach regional table tennis center NTTB in Wessem

WESTA
1992 – 2000: Head coach Westa (Wessem)

Coaching Education
2003: NTTB/NOC (Dutch Table Tennis Federation, National Olympic Committee), Coaching accreditation level 5
1998: NTTB (Dutch Table Tennis Federation), Coaching accreditation level 4
September 1998: Study Table Tennis at Beijing University for sports, Section Small Balls
1994: NTTB (Dutch Table Tennis Federation), Coaching accreditation level 3

Coaching Achievements:
European Championships 2007: 1st Place Li Jiao women’s single
European Top-12 2008: 1st place Li Jiao women’s single
European Championships 2008: 1st place women’s team
European Youth Championships 2010: 1st place girls junior single Britt Eerland
Pro Tour Slovenia 2008: 1st place women’s single Li Jiao, 1st place women’s double Li Jie, 2nd place Li Jiao
Pro Tour USA 2002: 3rd place men’s double Heister/Keen
Pro Tour Germany 2002: 3rd place men’s double Heister/Keen
European Youth Championships 1995: bronze medal team cadet boys
World Championships Teams 2008: ¼ final women’s team
Pro Tour final 2002 (Stockholm): ¼ final men’s single Danny Heister
Olympic Games 2004 Athens: 1/8 final men’s double (Keen/Heister), last 32 men’s single Keen, last 48 men’s single Heister
Olympic Games 2008 Beijing: Women’s team place 9-12, 1/8 finale women’s single Li Jiao and Li Jie
Many (over 30) national senior and youth titles in the Netherlands

US Nationals 2015

  • Boys 10 and under silver Aziz Zarehbin

US Nationals 2016

  • Boys minicadets bronze Kai Zarehbin

US Nationals 2017

  • Boys minicadets gold Aziz Zarehbin

  • Boys 10 and under silver Victor Xie

  • Boys 10 and under bronze Jayden Diep

US Open 2016

  • Boys 11 and under bronze Aziz Zarehbin

  • Boys 9 and under silver Victor Xie

 3 Alameda players for the North American Hopes Qualification Tournament (2015 Tina Chen, 2016 Avery Chan, 2017 Aziz Zarehbin)

2 Alameda players qualified for the USA National team mini cadets 2016 (Kai and Aziz Zarehbin)

1 Alameda player qualified for the USA National team mini cadets 2017 (Aziz Zarehbin)

Most memorable experiences as a coach

Staying two months as a coach with my players at the Sichuan Province team in 2001 and join their program day by day. I really enjoyed the high level of energy throughout the long, hot practices.

Secondly, one of my best players hyperventilated after an extremely close match that she lost. But I was so proud of her that she dared to play to her full potential every ball. She dared to fail. She really gave it all she got, that’s what triggers me in coaching sports. Let everybody reach their own maximum.