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Paul Devitt at the World Champion’s Table Tennis Academy

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California, June 2017 – Yellowknife’s Paul Devitt is known for his love for Table Tennis. This time it brought him to the World Champion’s Table Tennis Academy in California, the home of US Men’s National Team player JHA Kanak and his coach Stefan Feth.

“Zhang, Li, Nan, and Stefan are great people and amazing coaches. They did an excellent job organizing the camp and showing me what I needed to focus on to improve my game” Paul shared about his experience at the Academy.

 

Coach Stefan was very impressed “He is a very nice guy and worked very hard.”

Additional coaches are Li Zhenshi und Zhang Li, each of them, 4 times World Champion in Table Tennis. “It was great,” Paul said, “I was especially impressed to see a picture of Li next to President Nixon as part of the Chinese National team that participated in the historic “Ping Pong diplomacy” initiative. That initiative helped establish diplomatic relations between the USA and China.”

Well done Paul!! Inspiring for us, seeing you improving your game, and representing the Northwest Territories with pride!

Territories coming closer together

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The Yukon and the Northwest Territories came together in Whitehorse to discuss the continued future of Table Tennis in the North.

It all started with NWT Coach Thor Gohl, Yukon Coach Kevin Murphy and Aerobic Table Tennis’s Steve Rowe working together to give a total of seven Table Tennis Clinics in just one week. This included the Territorial Team, as well as three schools in Whitehorse. With Aerobic Table Tennis being the main focus, there was a lot of excitement and joy in the faces of the children and youth.  Over 1,000 students played, bringing them closer to the sport of Table Tennis, and having fun as they engaged in the physical activities. 

“We are small, but we are take the opportunities and possibilities that we have. Sometimes you have to think outside the box, and that is what we are doing here, trying to bring in programs like Aerobic Table Tennis and getting kids moving in a fun activity. A bonus is they are exposed to our sport and will maybe take it on. WIN WIN” Thor says with a smile.

Steve adds, “It’s always great to see the kids smiling, and more important huge territories coming together for a common goal. What an amazing week it has been!”

Here are some images from the clinics in Whitehorse. I think you will agree that Table Tennis can bring a lot fun into our lives. 

Officials & Coaching clinics

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Table Tennis North is getting ready for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, what better way then facilitating a coaching and officials clinic.

March 20th 2017
This will be a NCCP Level 1 course to introduce you to Table Tennis. How to learn the basics of the Sport and teach it in your community.

March 21st 2017
The Head Official for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games will be coming to host a club umpire course. Learn the basics of Table Tennis and the role of an umpire.

Anything else to get your ready for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games? This is definitely a great start!

Check out the POSTER as well and/or print and/or share it. Let’s get the excitement of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games started!

NCCP Table Tennis Community Coaching Course

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Coaches in the Community Sport stream typically become involved on a voluntary (and often short-term) basis because their children participate in a sport. They tend to work with participants of all ages who are new to the sport.

Pathway for the Community Coach in Table Tennis

Here is some more information on the Table Tennis Canada Website about Coaching in Canada: http://ttcan.ca/en/home/sty/337/760/coach-education.aspx

The course will be talking about:

Table Tennis Technique
Simple Games to play
General Table Tennis skills

Where?

Weledeh Catholic Church
5023 46 St, Yellowknife, NT X1A 1L3

When?

November 12th 2016
9am to 12pm

Cost?

$50

What to bring?

Indoor shoes
Water bottle

Interested? Send us an e-mail to info@tabletennisnorth.ca

Nomination for Coach of the Year

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Congratulations to Thorsten for being nominated for the 2016 NWT Coach of the Year Award.

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