Eleven table tennis coaches gained level one International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Paralympic Table Tennis (PTT) accreditation following a five-day course at the Deep Sports Dubai Table Tennis Academy last week. ITTF approved coach Y.V. Pradeep conducted the 30-hour course supported by the UAE Table Tennis Association (UAE TTA) at the Business Bay facility from May 31 to June 4th. Successful participants were Katarzyna Kubas of Poland, Matej Mucha of Slovakia, Betim Sejdin of Serbia, Wiktor Gniewek of Poland and Jayaram Kokku, Pandu Ranga Rao Pilla, Bagiya Lakshmi, Prasanna Devi Subramani, Rinda Jaya Lakshmi Francis, Phillip Agnelo Chappells and Krishna Phani Kumar Gudipati, all of India. The course consisted of theory and practice in coaching for beginners, before moving beyond basics and into tournament organisation, physical education, sports science and Paralympic considerations. Level one is the first step in official ITTF recognition and must be gained through 30-hour course attendance and a ten minute coaching presentation. After the course 30-hours of community coaching must be completed with five-hours supervised by the course conductor. For more info about the above mentioned information kindly visit the
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Dubai: The Millennium School, Dubai, hogged the limelight in the UAE Cluster inter-school sports championship. They piled up gold medals sparkling in swimming, table tennis, and tennis events.The swimming team virtually swept all the medals bagging 29 which included 16 gold medals in the championship held in Abu Dhabi.
Loshini Parghavi stole the thunder pocketing five gold medals while Divya Mammen and Advait Harish Modak picked four gold medals each. Kevin Mathew chipped in with three gold medals."Our students have bettered their previous timings in all the events and we are delighted with their performance," coach Benny Joseph told Gulf News. All the gold medallists have qualified to participate in National Meet to be held from October 29 until November 29 in Haryana, India.The school also won the table tennis team Under-14 championship organised by the Indian High School, Dubai.
Rahul Kothari, Raveen Sajeev, Vikas Kini and Malahar Sahore steered the team to victory. They will fly to Nagpur to take part in the Nationals in December."We attribute this victory to the ongoing training programme of the school under the guidance of Benhur Mulcahy and Pradeep and encouragement from Michael Guzder, our school principal," said Joseph.The Millennium School also won the Under-14 tennis championship. Ganapathi Abhishek, Raghav Manoharan, Ashley D Silva and Mohammad Hashim will take part in the national.