Returning serves – group coaching day

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 16 December 2022
  • 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: £65

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!


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

This group coaching session in now fully booked.

You are welcome to join the waiting list, and if a space becomes available, I will contact you.

Click here to join the waiting list.

There are spaces available on my other coaching days. 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.