Learning Outcomes

This is a brief outline of what is included in the certification training.

*Note* the areas include both in class and on table instruction.


Willy Leparulo : NCTTA Coaching Certified, Coaching Committee Chair, Masters in Sport Management, Florida State University

Dr. Alan Chu: NCTTA Coaching Committee, NCTTA Coaching Certified, ITTF Coaching Level 1 certified, PHD in Educational Psychology, Sport Psychology, University of North Texas

Course Overview

1. Techniques Beyond Basics (Classroom)

  • Basic Training Guidelines for athletes
  • European versus Asian Model
  • Components of a training session
  • Creating daily training plans
  • Planning a competitive season

2. Techniques (Practical on Table)

  • Warmups
  • Grips
  • Ready Positions
  • Basic elements for all strokes
  • Basic strokes
  • Footwork
  • Serve and serve return

3. Multi ball (Classroom and Practical)

  • How to feed
  • Drills
  • Equipment

4. Sport Sciences

  • Physical Training
  • Energy systems of the body
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Psychology
  • Nutrition

5. Collegiate Recreation-who, what, where

  • Campus Recreation/Student Activities structure
  • Role of a coach with student leaders/University administrators
  • General Club management

6. NCTTA Organization

  • Understanding the NCTTA structure (League, Regionals, Nationals)
  • NCTTA Rules/Regulations
  • NCTTA Division Directors