Coaching young players

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 11 years ago

mohammed alouach

mohammed alouach Asked 11 years ago

my name is alouach mohammed, i am 29 years old, new algerian coach(i have a certificate of coaching+i am sport consillor)..i just take look in your interesting webside that i did appreciate for the first time....because or the riche lessons there are inside.

in Algeria we teach table tennis in arabic or in generaly in french' because its our second longuage.

i have good level in english' i can try to understand all the skills in english.

have this year a group of kids (5.6.7) years old

they didnt practise before.

the problem is that i don't know what kind a program i will use with them.

some told me that i may use the baby ping.

some others said that i have to use directly the skills or the game!!!!!

if there is any kind of help from you, i will accept it and apreciate it too.

if there is any year program that you advis me to use i will be so happy.

be waiting for your answer .....

have good day

Alouach mohammed


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Alouach Mohammed,

With players of that age it is a lot about starting to get them used to the bat and ball with lots of simple skills.  If you can make the game fun for them they will keep coming back and be interested.

There is a TOPS program that I helped to develop many years ago.  Take a look at the link.  It will give you lots of information about working with the young players. TOPS Schools Coaching Manual .  There is a section on Lesson PLans for Beginners starting at page 15.  This may be useful.  Take a look through the whole manual because there may be things of interest for you.


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