Michael Gerrard, My Inspiration

Every so often I’m asked who’s your inspiration/role-model/mentor? I always answer, I try to learn from everyone but if I was to pick one. It would be Michael Gerrard, He inspired me to be the best version of me and a man that has given me pure hope and belief in myself. Most importantly, recently he has…

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Mental Health Benefits of Table Tennis

It’s funny because I got into table tennis by watching the award winning film Forrest Gump. The main actor is portrayed as “dump” but it’s clear he has some sort of autism. I quickly related to the character, personally suffering from Dyslexia and I was also labelled as the “boy who can’t read or write, the stupid…

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Stevie Brunskill’s Kind Words Of Recognition

I have won 1 award in my 21 years of coaching and that brought me to tears!Because I felt respected and recognised. I think it’s something we all want! Whether it be by one or one hundred people (that’s irrelevant), the relevance is making an impact and then for it to be recognised.Today opening FB and reading…

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Behind every player, is a great coach

“Behind every player, is a great coach” I couldn’t have said any better! Watching, talking and seeing these two Andreja Ojstersek Urh and Darko Jorgić over the past few years. Has given me hope, inspiration and even more love for our sport. I first met Andreja, at the Olympic Qualification in Portugal and she made my eyes…

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The first Olympic Table Tennis Gold for Japan!

History has been made, mixed doubles was introduced and Japan took the opportunity to steal China’s stranglehold (Olympic TT domination). Mima and Jun were sensational showing the world, a never give up attitude!! They saved 7 match points against Germany and came back from two games down against Xu and Liu (China) in the final.

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Comfortable With The Uncomfortable – Secret Table Tennis

As a single child with a single parent, I had no choice but to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I didn't know at the time that it would be my secret table tennis success. Many days and nights I would roam the streets in our local neighbourhood/area. Aged four it all began, my father left and my…

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Table Tennis Diplomacy

I am a great believer in table tennis diplomacy and Diplomacy as a whole. Many years ago a great event occurred called Ping-Pong Diplomacy, In short, it's about how China opened their gates to America (click on the link to read about it). A month ago the table tennis world witnessed history once again but this time, I call it Table Tennis…

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Are You Ready for Table Tennis Success?

Are you ready for table tennis success? Something many don't fully understand. Forrest Gump 22 years ago, I saw a man on-screen hitting a ball up against a folded Table Tennis Table and become World Champion in what seemed to be a few months! Unfortunately, and fortunately, that scene made me think that I could also become…

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All Good Things Come to an End but an Ending Provides New Opportunities…
Table Tennis Programme alongside your education

All Good Things Come to an End but an Ending Provides New Opportunities…

I have coached at The Harefield Table Tennis Academy for 10 years. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end but an ending provides new opportunities. I am a person always looking to embrace change! I was fortunate to work with many wonderful players and people at a wonderful facility. Coaching beginners, county, national and international players…

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