During this group coaching day, I will show you a simple method for returning all of your opponent’s serves. For many players, returning serves is the most challenging aspect of table tennis. But it doesn’t have to be a big weakness of your game. By getting the basics right – reading spin, simplifying your shot selection and applying pressure – you can make returning serves a big strength, which will win you more points.
- Date: Friday 23 February 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
- 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 – Returning different types of serves … Learn how to return backspin, topspin and sidespin serves using a variety of shots, including pushes, blocks, drives, loops and flicks.
12.15pm-12.45 – Lunch & chat with Tom
12.45pm-2.45pm – Reading spin and applying pressure … Learn how to read your opponent’s service spin, return the ball consistently and put your opponent under pressure with spin, speed and ball placement.
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, forehand push, backhand push, forehand drive and backhand 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 £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 – email@example.com
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.