Local league training camp (5-9 August 2019)

I am delighted to announce that I will be running a table tennis training camp in August 2019…

  • Date: Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019
  • Venue: Cambridge University Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS
  • Start / finish time: 10am-4pm every day
  • Coach: Tom Lodziak
  • Participants: Maximum of 8 per day
  • Cost: £60 per day

There are loads of great training camps in the UK and Europe (which I encourage you to attend!). But my training camp is going to be a little bit different.

It’s aimed specifically at local league table tennis players. And I will focus on the skills, technique and tactics needed to win extra points when paying local league matches.

It is a smaller, more intimate training camp (maximum of 8 players per day). I want to get to know each player’s game and give player-specific feedback to help you improve and win those extra points.

The training camp is suitable for players who are already playing local league table tennis (intermediate to advanced standard).


Here’s a overview of what we will be working on each day…

Monday 5 August

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.45pm – Footwork … Learn how to move quicker side to side and in and out. Lots of footwork drills. Be prepared to work your legs hard!
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm-3.45pm – Rallying skills … Learn how to switch efficiently between backhand and forehand strokes and play that one extra shot to outplay your opponent.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Tuesday 6 August

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.45pm – Ball placement … Learn how to improve the placement of your shots to put your opponents under more pressure.
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm-3.45pm – Defensive skills … Learn how to use pushes, blocks, chops and lobs more effectively to make your opponent miss or play weak shots.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Wednesday 7 August

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.45pm – Service strategy … Learn how to make your existing serves even stronger with more spin, better placement and clever variations.
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm-3.45pm – Returning serves … Learn how to return serves the easy way and apply pressure on your opponent straight away.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Thursday 8 August

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.45pm – Topspin vs backspin … Learn how to attack pushes and chops with fast, spinny and consistent topspin shots.
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm-3.45pm – Flicking … Learn how to attack short serves with backhand and forehand flicks. No pushing allowed!
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Friday 9 August

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.45pm – Match tactics … Learn how to assess strengths and weaknesses and use tactical thinking to outwit your opponents.
  • 12.45pm-1.15pm – Lunch
  • 1.15pm-3.45pm – 3rd ball attacks … Learn how to follow up your serve with a strong 3rd ball attack.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

How to book

If you would like to join my training camp, please complete this online booking form.

There is some booking flexibility. If you can’t attend all the days – this is fine. Just select the days you would like to attend on the booking form.

The cost is £60 per day. 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