During this group coaching day, I will show you how to improve your defensive skills using pushes, blocks, chops and lobs. We often neglect our defensive strokes, focusing more on our attacking game. But there are times when we do need to defend and make it hard for our opponent to attack. A solid defence will help you return more shots and will add more variety to your game.
- Date: Friday 26 May 2023
- Venue: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA
- Start / finish time: 10am-3pm (5 hours)
- Coach: Tom Lodziak
- Participants: Maximum of 10 players
- Cost: £65
- 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 – Close to the table defence … Learn how to use pushes and blocks to put your opponent under pressure and win points outright.
12.15pm-12.45 – Lunch & chat with Tom
12.45pm-2.45pm – Away from the table defence … Learn how to use chops and lobs to return topspin attacks and force your opponent to make attacking errors.
2.45pm-3pm – Debrief / cool-down
Who is this coaching day suitable for?
This group coaching day is suitable for players of all standards. You should already be able to do a backspin serve, topspin serve, backhand push, forehand push, backhand drive and forehand drive.
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!
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.
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 £65. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 days, then please complete this very short expression of interest form.