Dubai is the Home for the ITTF World Team Cup in 2015, more recently Dubai was the destination for an event of a rather different nation.
Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Programme, the city hosted a five day ITTF / PTT Level One Coaches Course, proceedings commenced on Saturday 24th March and concluded on Wednesday 28th March.
Supported by both the United Arab Emirates Table Tennis Association and the Sports Ministry, the venue for proceedings was the Leaders Qualification Centre; the expert on duty was India’s Y.V. Pradeep.
It was his second such course in the region, having conducted a similar initiative in June 2015.
Participants came from a wide range of nationalities. Romania’s Profir Nicoleta Violeta attended as did India’s Ravisankar Panchikarla, K.P. Navaneeth, G. Girish and Vishal Ramesh Kumar Sharma. Also present were Poland’s Michal Adam Dabrowski, Karol Piotr Szarmach and Macie Lukasz Nowalinski in addition to Arante Faciol Angob and Jerly E. Roncesvalles from the Philippines.
“The ITTF-PTT Level One course was planned mainly because United Arab Emirates Table Tennis Association recently made a compulsory rule that all coaches and school teachers should be ITTF certified. It is part of upcoming programme to all academies and clubs.” Y.V. Pradeep
Notably the first United Arab Emirates Women’s League is planned; an inter club competition that will take place over a period of six months, commencing on Friday 30th March. All nationalities are invited; an event for players under 12 years of age will be included in the programme.
“The 30 hours course went very smoothly, all the participants participated actively in both theory and practical sessions. Some of the course members from Poland and India were former national team players now working as coaches. Also the group included physical education teachers who have now increased their knowledge.” Y.V. Pradeep
A successful course was completed; not only were the course members motivated, so was course conductor being motivated.
“Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to conduct the course.” Y.V. Pradeep
Notably, Y.V. Pradeep is the General Manager and Head Coach Table Tennis at Deep Sports in Burdubai, Dubai.
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.