Beginner & Novice sessions are scheduled to meet at the same time but will be instructed in appropriate small groups based on ability (beginner or novice). Through instruction, play, drills, and most importantly, constructive fun, these Group Instruction sessions will introduce and reinforce basic skills.
Coaches will work to improve the overall confidence of players on the court, so that they learn to focus and coordinate themselves and are able to perform their best. We employ a large variety of fun drills and games to keep energetic as well as shy youth engaged and motivated. Our instructors use many methods to help young minds break down the complex movements required in their hands, feet, and body movement. Additionally, our techniques promote enlightened thinking to improve anticipation and reaction times. Learning will center on engaging and focusing all of the mind and body, as well as developing overall agility and basic table tennis skills, all of which promote solid foundations in the sport. Additionally, we teach excellence in sportsmanship and team work, using positive reinforcement and role models.
As a player moves from the Beginner to the Novice level, he or she will be introduced to game and competitive play rules and etiquette. Players will continue to develop their fundamental skills and develop more strategic and tactical skills in the Novice level. They will be challenged to use their mind and body more effectively, allowing them time to think and react so they can begin to consciously plan outcomes as one might in a game of chess.
Beginner Skills Include:
Novice Skills Include: