Spins Table Tennis Academy
COME, LEARN AND IMPROVE!
Sir Frederic Osborn School Sports Hall | Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 2AF

About Table Tennis


Table tennis is both a very simple sport and a very technical sport. Almost everyone in the country has picked up a table tennis bat and ball and has had a game of Ping-Pong whether it has been in school, in a youth club or even at home on the kitchen table. Most likely, more people have played games of ‘Round the Table’ or ‘Round the World’ than those that have played serious table tennis matches.

In the UK, table tennis was once the most popular indoor sport with many thousands watching the greats of yesteryear and many players that were inspired in the 1940’s and 1950’s are still playing league table tennis today.

There have been a great many changes in table tennis over the years. The science and technology behind rubbers and bats has propelled table tennis to a new level of spin and speed.

Whether you just want to either improve your game so that you can improve your league win percentage, or if you want to train hard to become a champion, it is essential to have the correct technique in order to deal with this new level of spin and speed.

SPINS TT provides a structured, systematic coaching system that can be applied equally from total beginners, through intermediate to advanced level. SPINS TT alone will not make you a champion but IT WILL ensure that you have the correct technique to help you on your table tennis journey to success.

At SPINS TT we measure our success by you coming back for more, your improvement, your enjoyment and by our improvement as coaches.


About Coaching Sessions


Table tennis is a sport that we play to enjoy ourselves. It should be fun and we should want to play it and come back for more. Enjoyment means many different things to different people but at SPINS TT we want your enjoyment to include:

  • Sessions that get you energised and on your toes
  • Training exercises that improve your technique
  • Concentrated sessions with a coach using the latest robot and multiball techniques
  • Assessments so that you can track your improvement
  • Rewards and recognition for achievements both in and out of SPINS TT
  • Fun, Games and Competitions

There have been a great many changes in table tennis over the years. The science and technology behind rubbers and bats has propelled table tennis to a new level of spin and speed.

Whether you just want to either improve your game so that you can improve your league win percentage, or if you want to train hard to become a champion, it is essential to have the correct technique in order to deal with this new level of spin and speed.

SPINS TT provides a structured, systematic coaching system that can be applied equally from total beginners, through intermediate to advanced level. SPINS TT alone will not make you a champion but IT WILL ensure that you have the correct technique to help you on your table tennis journey to success.

At SPINS TT we measure our success by you coming back for more, your improvement, your enjoyment and by our improvement as coaches.


About Coaching Structure


SPINS TT coaching system is based on the philosophy that every shot that we play in table tennis is based on basic technical fundamentals. We all have different styles but even World Champions have the basic technical fundamentals in place because all other shots are developed from them.

For example, the basic fundamental forehand counterhit drive, if executed properly can then be developed and extended into a more powerful forehand drive or forehand topspin. When these are mastered, they can, in turn be developed and extended into even more powerful forehand smashes and loops. Looking in the other direction, the basic fundamental forehand counterhit drive can be developed into blocking our opponents speed and spin and thereafter into the use of chopblocks or topspin blocks.

The coaching system is split into 3 levels; basic, intermediate and advanced. The basic level starts with how to grip the bat and progresses through the simple counterhit, service and push strokes. The focus is to get the basics correct so that we can ensure your success at the next level. From our experiences in coaching we have come to the conclusion that the correct fundamentals benefit even the most experienced players.

Each basic shot is broken down into individual elements which are then coached and assessed before progressing onto the next stage. In each session you will get the opportunity to work on very many different elements of different shots and we will give you drills to suit your needs. Everybody gets an assessment plan so that you can measure and monitor your improvement of each stage. Assessment takes place on the robot so that you can focus on your technique and movement in a controlled environment.

Completion of the advanced level will be very difficult to achieve and will take many hours of dedication both on and off the table tennis table. Completion of the advanced level will see you recognised at a National Level.

SPINS TT coaching system is designed to develop players into the modern game which is based primarily on speed and spin. However, even defenders will benefit from many elements of the coaching system and we can provide coaching, drills and instruction to improve the defenders technique against the modern attackers.


Our Team


Thamal Udamulla
UKCC Level 2 Coach

Andrew Walker
UKCC Level 2 Coach

Macei Demski
UKCC Level 1 Coach