I’m a professional table tennis coach based in Cambridge. I help players of all standards improve through 1-to-1 coaching, group coaching days, training camps, remote coaching and video analysis.
I also have a popular YouTube channel with over 30 million views. On my website you can view all my video lessons and coaching articles for free. Read more about my background below and how you can connect with me.
I was a late comer to table tennis. I played on and off during my youth, but it wasn’t until I was in my twenties when I started playing regularly.
The seemingly simple challenge of hitting a small ball, with a small bat, over a small net soon turned into a lasting passion. The sport is not as simple as it looks!
To develop the movement, coordination and technique to return balls travelling up to 100 kilometres per hour can take a lifetime to master.
I played for many years in the Central London Table Tennis League for Finsbury Table Tennis Club, before setting up and representing Highbury Table Tennis club.
In 2013, I moved to Cambridge and now coach and play in the city and surrounding areas. I’m currently club chairman and a team captain for Cambridge-Parkside Table Tennis Club. My team won the First Division title in the Cambridge league in both 2019 and 2020.
In addition to the Cambridge league, I also participate in veterans tournaments throughout the UK (and around the world). I also represent Cambridgeshire in the UK veterans county championships.
I started coaching part-time in 2011 and became a full-time coach in 2018. I am passionate about coaching table tennis. It’s my calling! I get huge satisfaction from sharing my skills, knowledge and experience and helping other players improve.
Since 2011, I have worked with hundreds of players, helping them develop new skills, improve their match-play, win more points, progress to higher divisions and achieve an advanced standard of play.
Over the years, I myself have received coaching from many top players and coaches including Richard Prause (Timo Boll’s former coach), Rade Markovic, Desmond Douglas, Matthew Syed, Craig Bryant, Mark Mitchell, Ferenc Horvath and Eli Baraty.
I am sponsored by Bribar, one of the leading table tennis companies in the UK.
I offer 1-to-1 coaching to players of all standards – you may be a complete beginner wanting to learn the basics or an elite player preparing for a tournament. With my knowledge and experience of playing table tennis, I can help you achieve your goals. I also organise group coaching days and multi-day training camps, which are great opportunities to get lots of coaching alongside like-minded players.
If you would like to be coached by me, but don’t live near Cambridge, you could sign up for remote coaching or try my video analysis service.
Online table tennis Academy
In October 2023 I am launching a new Online Table Tennis Academy, where you will get access to exclusive coaching content, including in-depth technique tips and a wide range of training drills. You will also be able participate in live seminars, demonstrations and workouts.
I have 100+ video lessons which you can watch for free on my website. The videos cover all aspects of table tennis and include tips from myself and many other top coaches. You can also subscribe to my popular YouTube channel, where I post video lessons, my training progress, competitions and more.
I have 200+ articles about table tennis – everything from training tips to match tactics, equipment guides to opinion pieces. I also have a book, SPIN: Tips and tactics to win at table tennis, with loads of useful advice to help you improve your table tennis skills, win more points and win more matches.
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