The Table Tennis Study Programme was successfully organised in Split
The 2nd practical part of the Table Tennis Study Programme was successfully organised in Split, Croatia from 17th -24th of June 2018.
This university degree study programme in sports coaching, especially designed to suit the needs of table tennis players and coaches, started two years ago at the Faculty of Kinesiology University of Split with 20 students from 16 different countries worldwide enrolled to the programme. The project was initiated by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) and has connected more than 20 recognised universities, institutes and academies worldwide.
The main theme of the 2nd year practical week was “Methodology and basic training principles of coaching high performance players”, which included topics dealing with both technical-tactical & conditioning aspects of training high performance table tennis athletes.
Amongst numerous experts that had been lecturing at the 2nd practical week of the programme from the table tennis community point of view the most notable were Richard PRAUSE, Sports director of DTTB (German Table Tennis Association), Jasna RATHER ex FAZLIĆ, former Olympic bronze medallist in women doubles from Seoul Olympics and two times European champion, nowadays the USA Table Tennis - Para Program Director and Texas Wesleyan University Head Table Tennis Coach, and prof. Zoran DJOKIĆ, one of the most experience physical conditioning experts specialised for table tennis.
Amongst the students who attended the 2nd practical part of the course were the two students who have been receiving ETTU scholarship support for the study programme; Vasiliki FRAGOU (Greece), Erik ANSNES (Norway) and the rest of the students attending the 2nd practical in Split were: Matas SKUCAS (Lithuania), Soma FEKETE (Hungary), Jovan STOJSIN (Serbia), Alejandro APONTE (Venezuela), Bjarni BJARNASON (Iceland), Wisanu WATTAYAWONG (Thailand), Steve RILEY (Fiji), Jason LUINI (Italy), Dominique PLATTNER (Austria), David ORESNIK (Slovenia), Tomislav KOLAREK (Croatia), Patrik ROSC (Slovenia).