Brilliant blocking – group coaching day

In this group coaching day, you will learn how to return your opponents attacks with a variety of different blocks. We will start with a basic blocking action and then progress to fast blocks, slow blocks and chop blocks. A strong blocking game can be hugely effective at the local league level. If you can develop consistent blocking skills and master some blocking variations, you can really mess up your opponent’s attacking game!

  • Date: Friday 21 March 2025
  • Venue: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA
  • Start / finish time: 10am-3pm (5 hours)
  • Coach: Tom Lodziak + guest coach
  • Participants: Maximum of 10 players
  • Cost: £70
  • BOOKING FORM – Sign up for this coaching day

What will you learn?

Here’s what to expect from this group coaching day…

10am-10.15am – Warm-up

10.15am-12.15pm –  Basic blocks … Learn how to consistently return your opponent’s attacks with a simple and highly usable blocking action. We will go into technical detail on both the backhand block and the forehand block and show you how just a basic block can be a very effective weapon.

12.15pm-12.45 – Lunch & chat with Tom

12.45pm-2.45pm – Fast blocks, slow blocks + chop blocks  … Learn how to add variation to your blocking game with aggressive blocks, slower blocks and disruptive chop blocks. 

2.45pm-3pm – Debrief / cool-down


Who is this coaching day suitable for?

This group coaching day is suitable for players at an intermediate (and above) standard. You should already be able to do a topspin serve, forehand topspin and backhand topspin. 

This coaching day is not suitable for complete beginners. If you are unsure whether this coaching day is suitable for you, please email me with more information about your playing standard and I will advise.


How many participants will there be?

There will be a maximum of 10 players on this group coaching day. You will get the opportunity to play with different people throughout the day. You will also get plenty of individual feedback from myself when you do the training exercises. You will experience a positive coaching environment, joined by like-minded table tennis enthusiasts!


Venue

This group coaching day will take place at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA. 

Kelsey Kerridge is approx 15 minute walk from Cambridge train station. 

If travelling by car, there is a multi-story car park next to Kelsey Kerridge. Please note that there is a charge to use this car park. Full details here.

Alternatively, there are several Park & Ride sites in Cambridge, which will drop you off a few minutes walk from Kelsey Kerridge. More information here.


Visit Cambridge

If you live in another part of the UK (or another country), you could combine this group coaching day with a short weekend break to Cambridge. Play table tennis on Friday, and explore the picturesque university city on Saturday and Sunday. There is a lot to see and do. Find out what’s on in Cambridge on the Visit Cambridge website.  


How to book

If you would like to join this group coaching day, please complete this online booking form.

The cost is £70. Please note that lunch is not provided. You will need to bring food and drink with you.

When I receive your booking form, I will then confirm your place by email and give you information on how to pay. 

If you want any more information before you book, then please email me – tom@tabletenniscoach.me.uk


Can’t make this date?

If you can’t make this particular group coaching day, there are other coaching days available. Take a look at the full list here

If you would like to be notified of future group coaching day, then please complete this very short expression of interest form.