Serve & Receive Training Camp – 24-27 March 2020

Want to improve your serves and return of serves? Then book on to my Serve & Receive Training Camp taking place 24-27 March 2020 in Cambridge, UK.

In this training camp you will learn how to improve your existing serves, serve + 3rd ball, new serves to bamboozle your opponents, how to return different serves, how to read service spin and much more!

  • Date: Tuesday 24 March 2020 to Friday 27 March 2020
  • Venue: Cambridge University Sports Centre, Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS
  • Start / finish time: 10am-4pm each day
  • Coaches: Tom Lodziak + Ferenc Horvath
  • Participants: Maximum of 12 per day
  • Cost: £60 per day

Who is this training camp for?

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

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

It is a smaller, more intimate training camp (maximum of 12 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 an overview of what we will be working on each day…

Tuesday 24 March

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.40pm – Improve your serves … Learn how to make your existing serves even stronger with more spin, better placement and clever variations.
  • 12.40pm-1.20pm – Lunch
  • 1.20pm-3.45pm – Serve + 3rd ball attack … Learn how to follow up your serve with a strong 3rd ball attack.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Wednesday 25 March

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.40pm – New serves … Learn some new high quality serves to bamboozle your opponents, get weak returns or win cheap points.
  • 12.40pm-1.20pm – Lunch
  • 1.20pm-3.45pm – Service strategy … Learn how to use your serves effectively in matches – when to serve short, when to serve long, when to serve backspin, when to serve topspin and when to use your best serves.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Thursday 26 March

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.40pm – Returning backspin serves … Learn how to return backspin and side-backspin serves with pushes, flicks and loops.
  • 12.40pm-1.20pm – Lunch
  • 1.20pm-3.45pm – Returning topspin serves … Learn how to return topspin and side-topspin serves with blocks, drives and topspins.
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

Friday 27 March

  • 10am-10.15am – Warm-up
  • 10.15am-12.40pm – Reading service spin … Learn how to read your opponent’s service spin and consistently get your returns back on the table.
  • 12.40pm-1.20pm – Lunch
  • 1.20pm-3.45pm – Applying pressure when returning serves … Learn how to put your opponent under pressure when returning serves with spin, speed and ball placement
  • 3.45pm-4pm – Debrief / cool-down

How to book

The camp is nearly fully booked. I only have the following availability…

  • Tuesday 24 March – 1 place available
  • Wednesday 25 March – 1 place available
  • Thursday 26 March – 1 place available
  • Friday 27 March – 1 place available

If you would like to join my training camp, please complete this online 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 –