HiTT Academy Malta organized Annual Easter campPhoto: Mario Genovese
HiTT Academy Malta recently organized their annual Easter camp and this year's special guest coach was Aleksey YEFREMOV ITTF High Performance coach from Belarus. The training camp (from 22 to 27 of March) was the part of preparations for the Malta National championships.
Aleksey worked hand in hand with player, coach, manager of all Table Tennis in Malta Mario GENOVESE assisted by Katia MIFSUD.
Mario Genovese said: “The players trained intensively a total of 16 hours spread over 5 days and engaged well with the ever enthusiastic Aleksey YEFREMOV. The camp covered all aspects of competition, tactics, strategy and fitness. In total 26 players participated and they are all HiTT Academy Malta members. We had 7 good quality tables, big amount of balls, water, snack for players, nothing was missing by very warm organizers from HiTT Academy.”
Aleksey: “This was my second visit to Malta, first time I was in Valletta in 2009, when I was conducted EUROKIDS training camp. Since that time I keep friendly relation with Mario and really very appreciated his efforts for the best of Malta players and especially for High Impact Table Tennis Academy.”
The participants also had a theory session once, with the topic “Pressure Tolerance”, which was included 4 main points:
- Handling of pressure during of National and International events
- Subsiding ad eliminating fear during pressure moments
- Tactical strategy during pressure
- Mental preparation to survive stress
HiTT Academy Malta regularly promoted table tennis and has regular visits by Internationally recognized coaches and International players. During the recent National Junior Championships HiTT managed to win 14 medals.