Come to Columbus for the 12-year-old and under training camp and tournament!
Hopes Camp and Tournament (Ohio) USATT is trying to identify the most talented and hardest working young kids in the US. Therefore, they will be having an ITTF hopes training camp and tournament in Columbus, Ohio on April 20-22! This is an amazing opportunity! I would encourage all of my young students to attend! Coach Pieke from California will be the head coach and I'll be his assistant. Please enter this week to reserve your spot! Cost is $125 for 3 days (2 days training + 1 day tournament)
Monday, Jan 8th Mini-Group and Open Club Play Begins
Thursday, Jan 11th Winter League
Monday, Jan 15th Mini-Group and Open Club Play
Thursday, Jan 18th Winter League (late start time - League is 7-10pm)
Monday, Jan 22nd Mini-Group and Open Club Play
Thursday, Jan 25th Winter League
Monday, Jan 29th Mini-Group and Open Club Play
Wednesday, Jan 31st Winter League (note that it is on a Wed this week)
Monday, Feb 5th Mini-Group and Open Club Play
Thursday, Feb 8th Winter League
Monday, Feb 12th Mini-Group and Open Club Play
Today, in the interactive lecture, we discussed various types of drills - systematic, semi-systematic, random, multi-location from both sides, open ended, and game situation drills... detailing the reasons for each drills and at what stages each drill should be implemented. We also talked about the 10 stages of implementing footwork (see video below).
With a 1.5 hour interactive footwork lecture and 5 hours of training on the table, the players had a full day of footwork. During the 1.5 we discussed the importance of racket positioning, the proper way to balance, as well as the positioning of the legs and feet. The bulk of the lecture was spent discussing the 10 ways of moving….
#1 Simple side movement (shuffle) with beginner and advanced variations
#2 Long-distance crossover
#3 Simple in-and-out
#4 In-and-out jump
#5 Short game 1-step
#6 Short game 2-step
#7 Lateral blocking footwork