Close Liaison Between National Governing Bodies Benefits Tonga

Situated in the southern Pacific Ocean, Tonga was the home for a PTT Level One Coach Education Course on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th December; the course followed an ITTF Level One Course which had been staged on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December. Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the itinerary […]

Tahiti Seeking to Build on Pacific Games Success

Situated in Southern Pacific Ocean, the idyllic island of Tahiti was the home for a recent ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course and Training Camp. Proceedings commenced on Monday 3rd November and concluded on Sunday 9th November. The expert on duty was Frenchman, Cédric Rouleau. To continue reading, click here Article originally appeared on

Developing a National Sport Structure Course Concludes in American Samoa

Staged from Sunday 20th April to Sunday 7th June 2014 the first phase of an Olympic Solidarity supported Developing a National Sports Structure Course for Table Tennis in the Pacific island of Western Samoa was completed successfully. Organised under the direction of the ITTF Development Programme, on Monday 1st September, I returned to conduct the […]

California Dreamin’; Team Oceania Stopped at ICC Center Along the Way

Situated in Santa Clara County, California; Miltipas was the destination for Team Oceania prior to the start of the ITTF Cadet Challenge in Barbados, which commenced with a four day training programme on Thursday 22nd October. Home for an extensive coaching itinerary was the ICC Table Tennis Centre, an organisation which started in 2002 and […]

Nouméa Follows Auckland on National Hopes Week Programme

A National Hopes Week, completed successfully in the New Zealand city of Auckland, next on the schedule for Georg Silberschmidt was to conduct a similar venture the following week in New Caledonia. Home for the proceedings was the Jean Noyant Table Tennis Club in the capital city of Nouméa for another gathering that proved outstandingly […]