This coaching opportunity is designed for the very beginning level table tennis junior player who would like to start playing the sport. These Very Beginning Junior classes, Level #1, are for the beginning level junior (under 17 years old), player who has never really played seriously before. Once a series or two are completed, players are usually ready to move up to the next level, Level #2 and the Beginning/Novice Class. These Sunday Very Beginning Level Classes are taught by the Ambridge Club Coaches. The cost is only $60 for the six week series. These are open to both junior players and adults from 1:30-3:00 pm. The class has a limit of 14 players, so please sign up in advance to get a spot.
This Beginning/Novice Class #2 is a 6-week course that is open to all levels and all ages with a rudimentary skill level. This is the second class in our series. The cost is $60 for the entire 6 week class. This Sunday Beginning/Novice classes (level #2) is designed for players who are improving their basic strokes, serves, and general techniques of the sport. These classes may be repeated many times. After the basic strokes and serves are learned and developed from this class, players may advance to the next level, Training Sessions (level #3). These classes start every six weeks. Check the Home page for the next series of 6-week classes. Contact us to sign up in advance.
The purpose of the TRAINING SESSIONS (Level #3 and #4) is to integrate strokes, serves, server returns, footwork, and tactical aspects into a game situation. This is the transition from straight drill practice to point play. It is assumed that all of the basic strokes have been learned, not mastered. TRAINING SESSIONS are designed for players to select a GAME STYLE. Particular serves, serve returns, strokes and strategies are appropriate to each GAME STYLE. At the end of TRAINING SESSIONS, players may not be hitting at 70%, but they will be clear on what stroke they SHOULD be hitting, over 90% of the time. TRAINING SESSIONS are extremely popular and players need to sign up in advance to get a spot.
These two sessions for different levels of play are conducted on Monday evenings. The 5:30 PM session is designed for players between 300-1000 level (Beginning/Novice) Level #3, and the 7 PM session is designed for players over 1000 rating level (Novice to Advanced Level #4 from 1000-2000 USATT rating). Check the Home Page for the next series of six week TRAINING SESSIONS.
TRAINING SESSIONS Level #3
The next 6-week series of Monday TRAINING SESSIONS Level #3, will start soon. check the Home Page for the exact starting date. The 5:30 PM TRAINING SESSION Level #3 is designed for Novice level players. Cost: $60 for 6-weeks. Open play at the ATTC is free when participating in any coaching programs at the club. Contact us for details. Players paying first will secure their spots. Check the Home Page for exact dates of the next six week series.
TRAINING SESSIONS Level #4
The next 6-week series of Monday TRAINING SESSIONS Level #4, will start soon, check for the Home Page for the exact starting date.. The 7:00 PM TRAINING SESSION Level #4 is designed for Novice-Intermediate level players. Players are encouraged to sign up in advance for these 6-week TRAINING SESSIONS. Cost: $60 for 6-weeks. Open play at the ATTC is free when participating in any coaching programs at the club. Contact us for details. Some drop-in coaching is possible within these TRAINING SESSIONS, call for details. Players paying first will secure their spots. Check the Home Page for the starting date of the next TRAINING SESSIONS.
Every six weeks an Intermediate-Advanced coaching program begins. Tuesdays from 5:30- 7 pm Jeff Mason will conduct the highest level training sessions for table tennis players. These TRAINING SESSIONS are designed for players at the Intermediate through Advanced level (from ~1200 – 1500 USATT rating points).Due to the large number of up and coming students at the Ambridge Table Tennis Club, we have expanded the top end of our coaching program. This coaching program will consist of no more than 22 players. Each student’s drills will be custom made for their own individual game. Each student will be given 6 focus points to work on (i.e. Fh loop vs chop, Bh hit vs. topspin, etc.) in the six-week series.
These will differ dramatically from the TRAINING SESSIONS #3 and #4, as there will be more emphasis on point-play and specific areas of work. There will be much more of an individual focus on each player’s specific game style. TRAINING SESSIONS will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm.
Check the Home Page for the starting date of the next six-week series of TRAINING SESSIONS 5 and 6. Players must sign up in advance to get a spot.
Advanced Training Program Thursdays (level 7, 8, and 9), 5:30-7:00 pm
This new training program is designed for the top players at the Ambridge TTC. This is an advanced training program (level 7, 8, and 9), for players 1500 USA rating and above that aspire to reaching the 2000 Master level mark and beyond. Players are selected on the basis of Rating Central Rating, USA rating, match play in club RR tournaments, and the coach’s determination. The sessions will be focusing on match play; tactics and strategies, with much emphasis on shot selection.
Cost: $75; Limit of 12 players. Thursdadys 5:30-7:00 pm; 6-week repeating course
Jeff will be conducting a Summer Camp for in June 2018 at the MAC (Multnomah Athletic Club). This camp will have a maximum of 20 students. It is essential to sign up in advance to secure a spot. The camp will be conducted from 9-11 am from Monday through Friday. Call 541.999.0926 to get more information and the details.
There are 1 1/2 hour clinics offered at least once a month on Saturday afternoons at the MAC. The Ambridge TTC and the MAC work together to sponsor coaching, practice, and tournaments. The cost for a MAC clinic is $18 (non-MAC member), $15 for MAC members.
The MAC clinics for 2018 have not been scheduled, yet.
Here are the two clinic divisions that are planned for 2018:
Beginning-Novice level #1 through level #2 from 11:00 – 12:30 pm.
Novice – Intermediate level #2 through #5 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
Jeff Mason will conduct clinics with Ambridge club coaches assisting. Contact: Jeff or Sandy Mason for details at: jeffmasontabletennis.net or call/text: 999-0926. Check the Home Page for the exact dates of the upcoming clinics