Table Tennis has played a huge part in my life and in many ways I owe my success to the sport
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Watching a film inspired me to play table tennis but entering an unknown domain should and could have destroyed my inspiration!
We all start somewhere and the initial impact can shape the direction we choose to go. Getting hammered by every opponent was not a pleasant experience, we all experience some sort of humiliation by certain individuals for not having good skills and that can be soul destroying. I remember progressing in the sport yet at the time my level was still low and after six month of playing I remember a common theme; I would ask good players to play with me and their response would be sorry "I'm playing x,y and z maybe later! or "your not good enough" "I'm tired" then go off and play with someone else! there were many more excuses and it dawned on me there and then, (if I ever become a top player, I'll play with anyone..)
We all start at the bottom, of course some progress faster than others but in reality our starting point is virtually the same, 'BEGINNER' level. At 18 I was fortunate to inherit a coaching job from one of my original coaches (Gideon Ashison). I soon realised that coaching is much more than just correction of strokes and game development.
Coaching gave me the opportunity to help others in their game but most importantly believe in them, something I wanted as an aspiring young player.
Today I've coached many national and international players simply because:
I have studied and never stop studying Table Tennis
I want to see players I coach regardless of age or level; learn, improve and achieve...
So, if you're really serious about your game, contact me so I can help you develop your table tennis.
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