Many amateur players are let down by their limited footwork. Too rigid. Too upright. Too planted. Sound familiar? This group coaching day could really help you. I will share practical tips to help you move more efficiently and more effortlessly. I will help you move to those wide balls, short balls and balls aimed in the middle. I will also help you improve your footwork in random rallies. The day will be suitable for players of any age. The focus really will be on practical tips any player can use, rather than high level Olympic performance!
- Date: Friday 26 January 2024
- Venue: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA
- Start / finish time: 10am-3pm (5 hours)
- Coaches: Tom Lodziak + Carlos Coutinho
- Participants: Maximum of 10 players
- Cost: £70
- Please complete this very short expression of interest form and I will contact you when a date for this session is confirmed.
What will you learn?
Here’s what to expect from this group coaching day…
10am-10.15am – Warm-up
10.15am-12.15pm – Footwork fundamentals … Learn how to use your feet, knees and core to move faster and with less physical effort. The tips shared can be applied to players of all ages.
12.15pm-12.45 – Lunch & chat with Tom
12.45pm-2.45pm – Irregular footwork … Learn how to use your eyes, feet and efficient strokes to improve your consistency in random rallies and match-play.
2.45pm-3pm – Debrief / cool-down
Who is this coaching day suitable for?
The group coaching day is suitable for players at an intermediate (and above) standard. You should already be able to do a topspin serve and play a backhand drive and a 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
Please complete this very short expression of interest form and I will contact you when a date for this session is confirmed.
In the meantime, you can sign up for one of my other group coaching days. Take a look at the full list here.