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Guy Benaroya

Manager

Guy Benaroya joined eBaTT in 2018 as part of the coaching team but was an original eBaTT student 20 years ago. Guy, was a former England no.5 beyond the likes of Liam Pitchford and Gavin Evans. He went on to reach top 10 England Juniors but stopped committing aged just 16 to focus on bodybuilding, education and try to regroup as a young man who had some troubled times. Guy has a First Class Degree in Sports and Exercise Science and provides bespoke Table Tennis Fitness training programmes.

Biography:

I first started playing table tennis when I was 9 years old, at Barnet Table Tennis Centre. I wasn’t the most gifted individual and I found basic technical strokes difficult to master but I loved the sport and wanted to become the best I could be. With the help of my coach, Eli Baraty, alongside pure hard work, drive, persistence and enthusiasm; I was able to achieve a ranking of number 5 in England (Cadets) at the age of 14. Once I reached this level, I started to compete both nationally and internationally. As a junior, my highest ranking was number 7 in England, whilst being ranked number 1 in my county (Hertfordshire) Under 18’s.

Guy Graduating 2018

1st Class Graduation

Changing Direction

At 16 I began taking a few steps back from playing and focused more on coaching and education. After school, I became a fully qualified Personal Trainer at Oaklands College. It was quickly evident that this was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue which led to a one-year access course at City and Isington College. This enabled me to start my undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science (Teaching & Coaching) at Middlesex University. I graduated in May 2018 and achieved a First-Class Honours Degree. I then decided to use my coaching degree as a stepping stone to becoming a full-time table tennis coach working alongside Eli Baraty and the eBaTT brand. Once the eBaTT Centre officially opened, I moved into more of a managerial role and now take care of the Centre and the business. 

Accolades include:

  • 4* Tournament Junior Runner up,
  • Finished 5th in the Masters top 12 England players only selected.
  • Part of the England squad.
  • Junior British league premier division champion.
  • Multiple winners Junior and Cadet 2* events Champion.
  • Captained Middlesex University to a BUCS cup final.

International tournaments include:

  • Representing England at a European competition in Sweden, France, Rome and Israel.
  • Represented Middlesex University in Lille twice and was the singles finalist on both occasions (silver medallist)

Coaching Accolades:

  • Previous head coach at Hasmonean School for Boys.
  • Previous assistant coach to Eli Baraty at Harefield Academy during camps.
  • Previous Head Coach at Elstree & Borehamwood Table Tennis Club.
  • Previous Head Coach at Middlesex University.
  • Previous Head Coach at Whitmore Secondary School
  • Previous Head Coach at Parkside Primary School
  • Previous Head Coach for the Juniors at Kenton Maccabi 

Skills

  • High-Quality Multi-ball delivery
  • Good communicator
  • Nutrition 
  • Advanced coaching knowledge and delivery
  • Expert 121 coach
  • Team and party coordinator
  • Small camp and club – Lead coach
  • Focused – Good time keeping

Player/Coach Stats:

  • Name: Guy Benaroya
  • Age: 29
  • Club: eBaTT 
  • Playing Hand: Right-handed
  • Highest ranking: no.5 in England
  • Coaching qualifications: Sports Science First Class Honors Degree, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 2 Coach
  • Best Table Tennis achievement: Finishing 5th at the Cadet Masters
  • Table Tennis Bat: Donic Skachkov Blade – Acuda S1 Turbo FH & Acuda S2 BH
  • Favourite phrase: The only place that success comes before work, is in the dictionary
  • Goal/aim/vision: To be the best table tennis coach I can be and continuously learn  grow and provide knowledge to the table tennis community