by Cathy Gauthier
The New Caledonia Table Tennis Association organised a ITTF-PTT Level 1 coaching course from 6 to 10 of June, 2017.
Ten participants completed the 30 hours of full attendance required for the ITTF-PTT level 1 course. The ceritfication will then be completed with practical coaching within their club or with the NCL TTA.
Thierry Cibone, a Sydney 2000 Paralympic gold medallist in athletics, also attended the course. Thierry is now responsible for Para Sport in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia, where he wants to actively develop the table tennis activity. As a point of interest, his speciality is throwing events, imagine the power he can have on a forehand top-spin!