EUROTALENTS hopes selection camp in Luxembourg
Five young players were selected and nominated for ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge – Doha 2016
Eurotalents Hopes Selection Camp was held from 4th - 10th of April in Luxembourg in cooperation with FLTT and CTTC-Europe (Luxembourg Table Tennis Association and Chinese Table Tennis College – Europe). Out of 30 players from 14 National Associations and 17 coaches attended the camp.
The overall camp program was managed by the head coach Li Xiaodong (CHN) and Martin OSTERMANN (LUX), assistant coaches FENG Zhe (CHN), GAO Xiang (CHN), SHEN Zhujun (LUX), XIA Cheng (LUX).
“We had fantastic training conditions, and the accommodation, food and kindness of our hosts, the FLTT, but we also received great support on daily basis from 6 Chinese junior sparring partners. We held 10 training sessions, including five fitness-training sessions, as well as an individual tournament in two sessions. Trainings were held every day in two sessions: the morning session from 9 to 12, the afternoon session from 15 to 18. During the camp, two presentations were held with the coaches, during which Mr. LI Xiaodong presented coaching procedure with the young players in China. Furthermore, we dedicated a lot of time to individual work with all the players, who were given some main individual pointers for their future work” explained ETTU Development Manager prof. Neven CEGNAR.
CTTC-Europe coaches especially highlighted our common intention to let everyone learn and grasp more advanced ideas, techniques, tactics and training methods.
“We all plan to emphasize the direction and basic of table tennis development, requirements on styles and tactics, measures and methods of training and raising match playing capability.”
On the end of the Camp, five young players were selected and nominated for ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge (6 criteria) – Doha 2016: Simon BELIK (CZE), Erik HUZSVAR (HUN), LIU Jamie (ENG), Darya VASILENKA (BLR), Hana ARAPOVIC (CRO).