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ITTF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2005-2008

CONTENTS

Editorial Board

Messages from Adham Sharara, Pere Miro, Glenn Tepper & Leandro Olvech

Ian Marshall (Editor), Glenn Tepper, Leandro Olvech

Contributors Fernando Aguilar, Evelio Alvarez, Mehndad Babadirand, Afshin Badiee, Wei Khiang, Massimo Costantini, Abilio Cruz, Ahmed Dawlatly, Miguel Delgado, Lilamani de Soysa, Dilmini Direckze, Alejandra Gabaglio, Teodor Gheorghe, Rémy Gros, Etienne Guichard, Chérif Hajem, Iztok Hoceval, Andrew Hubbard, Sasa Ignjatovic, Arif Khan, Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Samuel Lamount, Kaka Lawson,Didier Leroy, Cindy Leung, Sima Limoochi, Batix Manasse, Richard McAfee, Pere Miro, Ganeshan Neelakranta, Leandro Olvech, Ramon Ortega, Martin Ostermann, Irina Palina, Zita Pidl, Albert Rooijmans, Alois Rosario, Cyril Sen, Adham Sharara, Francisco Seijas, Georg Silberschmidt, Surendra Suwal, Karima Tellaa, Glenn Tepper, Arturo Vasquez

Photographers Fernando Aguilar, Evelio Alvarez, Mehndad Babadirand, Afshin Badiee, Branka Batinic, Jan Berner, Stefano Bosi, Brian Burn, Christine Chee, Emanuel Christiansson, Choo Wei Khiang, Massimo Costantini, Abilio Cruz, Ahmed Dawlatly, Miguel Delgado, Lilamani de Soysa, Dilmini Direckze, Khaled El-Sahly, Alejandra Gabaglio, Tedor Gheorge, Rémy Gros, Etienne Guichard, Chérif Hajem, Iztok Hoceval, Andrew Hubbard, Sasa Ignjatovic, Arif Khan, Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Samuel Lamount, Kaka Lawson,Didier Leroy, Cindy Leung, Sima Limoochi, Batix Manasse, Gael Marziou, Richard McAfee, Per Miro, Ganeshan Neelakranta, Leandro Olvech, Ramon Ortega, Martin Ostermann, Irina Palina, Zita Pidl, Albert Rooijmans, Cyril Sen, Adham Sharara, Francisco Seijas, Georg Silberschmidt, Surendra Suwal, Tamasu Butterfly, Karima Tella, Glenn Tepper, Arturo Vasquez

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8 OVERVIEW 9 FLOW CHART 10 MEMBERSHIP GROWTH 12 ITTF COACH ACCREDITATION SYSTEM 13 AFRICA 14 ASIA 20 EUROPE 26 LATIN AMERICA 32 NORTH AMERICA 38 OCEANIA 40 IN SUPPORT OF HUMANITY 46 THE TSUNAMI, THE CATALYST 47 NATIONAL NEED 48 PROMOTING PEACE & UNDERSTANDING 50 STRONG LINKS 52 CONTINENTAL OPPORTUNITIES 56 RESPONDING TO NEEDS 58 INTEGRATION MOVING FORWARD 60 ITTF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPORTERS 62 The ITTF Development Program Pyramid Facts, Figures & Roll of Honour

The ITTF Development Department The increase in ITTF membership

ITTF/PTT Level One & ITTF Advanced Coaching Manuals

Courses and equipment assistance for Africa 2005-2008 Courses and equipment assistance for Asia 2005-2008

Courses and equipment assistance for Europe 2005-2008

Courses and equipment assistance for Latin America 2005-2008

Courses and equipment assistance for North America 2005-2008 Courses and equipment assistance for Oceania 2005-2008 An Overview of the ITTF Goodwill Fund

The event that triggered the foundation of the ITTF Goodwill Fund

Assistance given to individual countries by the The ITTF Goodwill Fund The ITTF Goodwill Fund working with global organisations The ITTF Global Junior Programme

ITTF Women’s Development Programme ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee Para Table Tennis

Designed by Ian Marshall, Lincoln Flynn (Cover), Carlos Otalora (Flow Chart)

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he ITTF will reach a membership total of 206 national associations in 2009. It is not coincidental, it is a measure of the success of the ITTF’s Development Programme and the ITTF’s goal to have table tennis played in all parts of the World. The ITTF continues to increase its investment in development initiatives and programmes to sustain the development momentum started several years ago. The ITTF’s development programme is one of the main priorities of the ITTF and fits perfectly with the P4 philosophy that is the underlying principle of all ITTF’s activities and programmes. This publication will highlight some of the numerous development activities, technical courses and equipment distribution as part of the ITTF’s development vision. My words will never be able to describe the extent of ITTF’s involvement in developing our sport worldwide, so I will let you browse through this publication to get your own impression.

The Development Plan would not be successful without the full cooperation of the Continental Unions. A major part of the ITTF’s development is the Continental component in the form of quadrennial Continental development Agreements. This aspect has matured tremendously over the years. Initially the ITTF signed yearly agreements with the Continents. With better planning and a common long-term vision, this planning exercise has now reached the quadrennial cycle. Each Continental-ITTF development cooperation plan is unique and is designed to meet the ITTF’s objectives while satisfying each Continent’s unique needs. Although this is a delicate balance, with full cooperation and goodwill the Continental Agreements are signed and provide the backbone of the ITTF’s overall development plan. With a new streamlined ITTF professional structure placing great emphasis on development, education and training, the ITTF will continue to make great strides in developing our sport with the

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ADHAM SHARARA ITTF PRESIDENT

Adham Sharara, ITTF President

tireless work of our Development Department under the directorship of Glenn Tepper assisted by Leandro Olvech. I hope that this issue will provide you with a glimpse of the development work accomplished by the ITTF. Enjoy.

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lympic Solidarity and the ITTF enjoy a very fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration, which has been in place for more than 20 years. Our aim is to develop and encourage the practice of sport throughout the world but in particular, to assist athletes and coaches in those countries which have the greatest need. As a reminder, Olympic Solidarity manages the share of the TV rights from the broadcasting of the Olympic Games, which belongs to the National Olympic Committees. Consequently, all assistance granted by Olympic Solidarity, be it of a technical or financial nature, is always allocated through these National Olympic Committees. Olympic Solidarity programmes are organised according to quadrennial plans, which follow the Olympiad. The first four year plan of Olympic Solidarity was introduced back in 1985 and since that time, the ITTF has been a very important partner. Indeed, Olympic Solidarity recognizes that the base of development for each sport is at national level and the responsibility lies with the National Federations. The International Federations provide valuable advice and assistance not only with regard to identifying those areas where special efforts are required but also by furnishing invaluable technical opinions in the areas of athlete and coach

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training and education. Over the past two quadrennial plans, Olympic Solidarity has placed a greater emphasis on key programmes that are specific to sport development including assistance for the education and training of table tennis coaches, implementation of talent identification projects, Olympic Scholarships for individual athletes endeavouring to train and qualify to participate in regional and continental competitions and ultimately to obtain the level necessary to qualify for and attend the Olympic Games. Several mid to long term development projects have also been conducted worldwide under the direction of experts designated by the ITTF. Their presence has enabled the local sport structure to be reinforced and the local coaches to be trained so that they may now pursue the development of table tennis in a totally autonomous manner. Olympic Solidarity has supported the ITTF Development Programme since its introduction in 1999 and thanks to the above mentioned collaboration, which has been established between Olympic Solidarity and the ITTF, the funding which has been made available for all these important actions, either from Olympic Solidarity through the NOCs or directly by the ITTF to National Table Table Tennis Associations, has been used to maximum effect.

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PERE MIRÓ DIRECTOR, OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY

Pere Miró Director, Olympic Solidarity

In my capacity as Director of Olympic Solidarity, I would like to sincerely thank the ITTF for this excellent and fruitful collaboration based on open minded discussions and focusing exclusively to find the most long-lasting benefits for the development of table tennis. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the ITTF Development department for its involvement in the success of the table tennis projects proposed by the NOCs through the Olympic Solidarity programmes, and I am confident that our work and joint efforts will be successfully continued during this new quadrennial plan 2009 - 2012.


GLENN TEPPER ITTF DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES and myself, makes six full-time staff working on development together with more than 120 course conductors that have led individual courses during this quadrennial. To think that only 10 years ago in 1999, ITTF started the first “pilot project” in Oceania, we can look back with pride at the progress made. Given the task of setting up the Oceania Development Program from nothing, as the Oceania Development Officer, was really a matter of “where do I start?” The pieces slowly fell into place and by the time, our innovative President, Adham Sharara asked me to expand the project to all continents, the blueprint was already in place. While each continent is different the basic principles of a pyramid structure development are the same and can be applied. To the six full time staff, the 120 course conductors, ITTF Staff, ITTF

PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

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he quadrennial 2005-2008 has seen the ITTF Development Program continue to evolve. Notably there has been the completion of the ITTF Coach Accreditation System including the publishing of the ITTF/PTT Level 1 Manual (English, French, Spanish, Arabic) and the ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual (English, French, Spanish). Furthermore, there has been the introduction of the ITTF Goodwill Fund projects; expansion of the Women’s Development Program; close co-operation with the actions of the ITTF Global Junior Programme and base level Umpire and Referee courses introduced, while maintaining the “core” of approximately 100 courses and equipment assistance to over 30 countries annually. The expansion has necessitated the employment of a new staff member, Leandro Olvech of Argentina, who together with the four Continental Development Officers

Glenn Tepper, Director of ITTF Development Programmes

President, ITTF Executive Committee, Continental Presidents and National Associations, thank you for your role in developing our sport worldwide!

LEANDRO OLVECH CO-ORDINATOR ITTF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES all, no matter of age, gender, physical ability, ethnic or social status. I was amazed to discover that the ITTF was organizing over 100 courses per year; for me to run a few PTT courses per year meant great deal. Two years later, in 2007, I was hired by the ITTF to co-ordinate the Programme; something that I could never have imagined a few years earlier; personally a dream came true. I am proud of being part of this team, not only to share experiences with a group of very professional, hard worker people but because our efforts make an impact on peoples' lives. If the ITTF has 205 members, it means for the Development Programme has 205 groups of people we must assist rather than 205 organizations. My first year with the ITTF was hard, a great deal of information to assimilate, travelling a great deal and keeping in contact with the associations. However, it has been the most exciting time of my career. The ITTF Development Department is progressing rapidly but there are still many things to do and improve. The motivation is to not only to achieve the goals set but also to find a way to achieve those goals. My thanks to all for their support,

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y initial contact with the ITTF Development Programme was in 2005, when Glenn Tepper attended the first Para Table Tennis (PTT) World Coaching Conference to present the ITTF Coaching Scheme. Just a few months later, when we started to produce the documentation for PTT coach education I believed it was important to participate in an ITTF Coaches Course; therefore, I attended a course in Barbados with Glenn as the conductor. I came with my notebook, papers and pencil ready to take notes but the materials were not necessary; he asked me to bring my racket, participate and have fun and that is what I did! My first impression of the course was that we were not only having fun but we were learning was to teach children! I was expecting the ITTF to teach something much higher, video analysis and tactic; he explained me that was for the next levels of the system: Levels Two, Three and High Performance. Immediately that changed my view of the table tennis. My perception of development became one of promoting sport for

Leandro Olvech, Co-ordinator of ITTF Development Programmes

especially to Glenn Tepper. I hope you enjoy this publication, it is about people; it is about people who love table tennis, just like you and me.

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INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 2009-2012 ITTF P4 PLAN 1. POPULARITY 2. PARTICIPATION 3. PROFIT 4. PLANNING

ITTF DEVELOPMENT MISSION STATEMENT “The ITTF actively promotes table tennis world-wide by creating a structured, sequential and progressive pyramid development and competition structure for athletes, coaches, administrators, and match officials, from beginner level to Olympic Games.”

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Olympic Solidarity Regional Courses Developing a National Sport Structure Training for Elite Youth International Training Centres WJC Training Camps

Courses Course Conductor Training

WORLD JUNIOR CIRCUIT ITTF CADET CHALLENGE

Women Women’s Courses Women’s Forums

PTT Classification Courses Tournament Organization Courses Administration Courses Media Apprenticeship Program

CONTINENTAL & REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Basic Certified Umpire/Referee Courses Course Conductor Training

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ITTF Junior Program World Junior Championship ITTF Junior Circuit World Cadet Challenge “With the future in Mind” Junior Scholarships

Advanced Umpire Training

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OVERVIEW

Facts & Figures PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANDRO OLVECH

......The ITTF Development Program began in 1999 with a pilot project in Oceania, at that time ITTF had 180 member countries. ......Following the success of the Oceania Development Program, the programme was expanded to Africa, Latin America and Europe in 2001. ......By 2002, all continents had an “Agreement of Understanding” with the ITTF for development. ......Nearly 400 courses were conducted worldwide in 2005-2008. ......Nearly 200 equipment packages were provided worldwide in 2005-2008. ......In 2008 ITTF has a total of 205 member countries.

Leandro Olvech helping young players as part of the joint Peace and Sport, Colombianitos ITTF Development Program

......The next “agreement of understanding” will be for 2009-2012.

Development Staff ......Glenn Tepper, Oceania Development Officer 1999-2000

......Afshin Badiee, Asia Development Officer 2001-present

......Glenn Tepper, ITTF Director of Development Programs 2007-present

......Babatunde Obisanya Africa Development Officer 2001

......Roman Plese, ITTF Development Officer 2002-2004

......Leandro Olvech, ITTF Co-ordinator of Development Programs 2007-present

......Evelio Alvarez Latin America Development Officer 2001-present

......Steve Dainton Oceania Development Officer 2002-2005

......Scott Houston, Oceania Development Officer, from 2009

......Zita Pidl Europe Development Officer 2001-2008

......Surendra Suwal Oceania Development Officer 2006

......Glenn Tepper ITTF Development Manager 2001-2006

......Andrew Hubbard Oceania Development Officer 2006-2008

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

Roll of Honour The Most Active Course Conductors 2005-2008 Course Conductor

Courses

01. Evelio Alvarez

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02. Andrew Hubbard

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03. Jarek Kolodziejczyk

20

04. Ahmed Dawlatly

17

05. Marles Martins

16

06..Emanuel Christiansson

14

07. Kaka Lawson

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08. Leandro Olvech

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09. Alejandra Gabaglio

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09. Steve Dainton

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09. Fernando Aguilar

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10. Glenn Tepper

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Alejandra Gabaglio (left) the leading lady and Evelio Alvarez (right) the top man

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ITTF Coach Accreditation Established 2004 The ITTF Coach Accreditation system began in 2004, as a means to assist those countries without their own Coach Accreditation system in place. The ITTF Level One Coaching Manual was released and has sold over 8,000 copies in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. In subsequent print runs Para Table Tennis Level One was added. More than 140 ITTF Level One Courses have been conducted worldwide. In 2008, the ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual for use in ITTF Level Two, ITTF Level Three and ITTF High Performance courses became available in English, French and Spanish.

Courses Community Leader Course

ITTF/PTT Level One Course

ITTF Level Three Course

Level: basic introduction Target Group: community leaders Accreditation: non accredited course, participation certificate presented (3 hours) Resources: ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Manual

Level: base level Target Group: ITTF Development Program courses, Olympic Solidarity courses Accreditation: coaching course (30 hours); coaching practice including five hours of supervised coaching (30 hours) Resources: ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Manual

Level: advanced Target Group: national level coaches, continental high performance coaches Accreditation: coaching course (48 hours); coaching practice including fve hours of supervised coaching (80 hours) Prerequisite: ITTF Level Two Coach accreditation Resources: ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual

School Teachers Course Level: basic introduction for school teachers Target Group: school teachers Accreditation: non accredited course, participation certificate presented (6 hours) Resources: ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Manual

Club Coach Course Level: basic introduction for club coaches Target Group: club coaches Accreditation: non accredited course, participation certificate presented (12 hours) Resources: ITTF/PTT Level One Coaches Manual

ITTF Level Two Course Level: intermediate Target Group: state, provincial level coaches, ITTF Development Program courses, Olympic Solidarity courses Accreditation: coaching course (36 hours); coaching practice including five hours of supervised coaching (50 hours) Prerequisite: ITTF Level One Coach accreditation Resources: ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual

ITTF High Performance Course Level: high performance Target Group: national team coaches Accreditation: coaching course (144 hours); coaching practice including five hours of supervised coaching (100 hours) Prerequisite: ITTF Level Three accreditation Resources: ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual

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Omar Assar (Egypt) PHOTO BY IRENEUSZ KANABRODZKI


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHERIF HAJEM

CHERIF HAJEM PRESIDENT AFRICAN TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION Table tennis in Africa has made great progress since 2000, one of the major reasons for the advancement is thanks to the efforts of Adham Sharara, ITTF President......Equipment has been donated to many African associations, especially those who have organised tournaments and competitions......Courses for coaches, umpires and players have been organised.......Players from Africa have competed globally with cadet and junior players gaining excellent results, the performances at the ITTF Cadet Challenge being particularly of note.......a record number of 45 African associations are affiliated to the ITTF......the percentage of female involvement in African affairs has risen beyond 30%......Five annual continental tournaments plus three ITTF Junior Circuit event now comprise the calendar......The P4 Plan - Popularity, Participation, Profit and Planning - has been put into effect.

ANGOLA

Karima Tellaa led a course for women in Tipaza.

Attentive pupils for Abilio Cruz in Angola

BOTSWANA

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

BURKINA FASO

BURUNDI

All smiles in Burkina Faso and plenty of enthusiasm

Learning the basics in Burundi

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

PHOTO COURTESY OF BATIX MANASSE

ALGERIA

Ahmed Dawlatly was in Botswana in 2007

COMOROS PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

Valuable certificates held aloft in Comoros

DJIBOUTI

Massimo Costantini was the coach on duty in September 2007

In April 2007, Kaka Lawson was the Course Conductor on duty

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSIMO COSTANTINI

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

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ETHIOPIA

Ahmed Dawlatly conducted an ITTF Level One Coaches course in 2007 in Egypt

Outdoor table tennis in Ethiopia

PHOTO COURTESY OF SYLVAIN CHERMETTE

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

EGYPT

KENYA

Encouraging girls to play table tennis in the Ivory Coast

Branka Batinic was a most welcome visitor to Kenya

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANKA BATINIC

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

IVORY COAST

MADAGASCAR

Smiling faces with Ahmed Dawlatly in Lesotho

Karima Tellaa and Etienne Guichard were both visitors to Madagascar

PHOTO COURTESY OF ETIENNE GUICHARD

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

LESOTHO

MOROCCO

Arif Khan conducted an ITTF Level One Coaches Course in 2005 and 2006

In 2006 Kaka Lawson was on duty in Morocco

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIF KHAN

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NIGER

A practical session in Namibia where Ahmed Dawlatly was the expert on duty

Concentration the key factor in Niger

PHOTO COURTESY OF KAKA LAWSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

NAMIBIA

SEYCHELLES

The visit of Emanuel Christiansson aroused a great deal of interest

Massimo Costantini (right) with young players in the Seychelles

PHOTO COURTESY OF MASSIMO COSTANTINI

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

NIGERIA

SOUTH AFRICA

Plenty of enthusiasm for table tennis in Sierra Leone

Help from Butterfly for the Embalenhle township in South Africa

PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

SIERRA LEONE

ZIMBABWE

Polona Susin in Tanzania at a local school for girls

Branka Batinic was the Course Conductor in Zimbabwe

PHOTO COURTESY OF POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANKA BATINIC

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COURSES 2005-2008 2005 Angola

2007 ITTF Development Project

Abilio Cruz

Algeria

WJC Junior Training Camp

ITTF DP / Women’s ITTF Level One / Training Camp Ahmed Dawlatly

Benin

Olympic Solidarity

Kaka Lawson

Botswana

Botswana

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Polona Susin

Burkina Faso

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Batix Manasse

Burundi

Olympic Solidarity-ITTF Level One

Cameroon

ITTF DP/ITTF Level One

Congo

ITTF Development Project

Jacques Secretin

Congo DR

Women´s Course

Maria Häfeli

Djibouti

ITTF Development Project

Batix Manasse

Ethiopia

ITTF Development Project

Jan Berner

Gabon

ITTF Development Project

Jacques Secretin

Malawi

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

Morocco

ITTF Development Project

Morocco

Training Camp

Niger

Umpires Course

Jacky Simon

Senegal

ITTF Development Project

Massimo Costantini Isabelle Thibaud Kaka Lawson

Congo Brazzaville ITTF Women's Course

Isabelle Thibaud

Congo Brazzaville Umpires Course

Patrick Ringel

Congo Brazzaville Africa Women’s Forum

Lilamani de Soysa

Congo Brazzaville WJC Junior Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Côte D’Ivoire

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Sylvain Chermette & Amangoua Asse

Djibouti

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Egypt

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Philippe Molodzoff

Ethiopia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Sylvain Chermette

Philippe Molodzoff

Kenya

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Branka Batinic

Lesotho

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Ahmed Dawlatly

Jacques Secretin

Lesotho

Umpires Course

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Women's Course Ahmed Dawlatly

Arthur Williams

Senegal

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Liberia

Somalia

ITTF DP/ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Madagascar

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Karima Tellaa

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Zsusza Olah Ahmed Dawlatly

Somalia

Goodwill Fund

Ahmed Dawlatly

Malawi

Togo

Coach Education

Sylvain Chermette

Sierra Leone

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

South Africa

Butterfly Development Project

Glenn Tepper

South Africa

WCC Junior Training Camp

Mikael Andersson

2006

South Africa

AUT Umpires Course

Tony Chatwin

Tunisia

ITTF Umpires Course

Patrick Ringel

Tunisia

WJC Junior Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Tunisia

Olympic Solidarity

Paul Noel

Uganda

ITTF Goodwill Fund / Mbale Tigers

Emmanuel Matsyetsye

Angola

ITTF DP / Umpires & Referees

Delano Lai Fatt

Cameroon

ITTF DP / BCU Umpires / BCR Referees / Tournament Organisation Patrick Ringel

Algeria

Umpires Course

Patrick Ringel

Algeria

WJC Junior Training Camp

Jacques Mommessin

Algeria

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Burkina Faso

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Batix Manasse

Burundi

ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Comoros

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

2008

Congo Brazzaville Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level 1

Batix Manasse

Congo Democratic Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Hubert Hustache

Côte D'Ivoire

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Congo Democratic ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Kaka Lawson

Gambia

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Schools

Ahmed Dawlatly

Congo Democratic ITTF DP / Umpires Course

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Karima Tellaa

Ronald Mugwanya

Ghana

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Massimo Costantini

Djibouti

Liberia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Egypt

Tournament Organisation Course

Raul Calin

Egypt

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Egypt

Advanced Umpire Training

Azmy Ibrahim

Egypt

WJC Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Gabon

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Manasse Batix

Kenya

Goodwill Fund

Niger

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Rwanda

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Kaka Lawson

Senegal

Madagascar

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Etienne Guichard

Malawi

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

Morocco

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Kaka Lawson

Namibia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Nigeria

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Emanuel Christiansson

Seychelles

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Tanzania

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Polona Susin

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Sylvain Chermette

Tunisia

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Christian Martin

Seychelles

ITTF DP / Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Uganda

ITTF Goodwill Fund / Mbale Tigers

Emmanuel Matsyetsye

Tanzania

WJC Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Uganda

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Ahmed Dawlatly

Togo

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Kaka Lawson

Zambia

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Tunisia

WJC Junior Training Camp

Zimbabwe

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One / Training Camp Branka Batinic

Zambia

BCU Umpires / BCR Referees / Tournament Organisation Cyril Sen

Marcus Andersson

Kaka Lawson

Thierry Priou

Notation: AUT - Advanced Umpires Training; BCR - Basic Certified Referees Course; BCU Umpires - Basic Certified Umpires Course; DNSS - Developing a National Sports Structure; ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; WCC - ITTF World Cadet Challenge (from March 2008 ITTF Cadet Challenge)

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ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2005 Angola ATTF Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon Congo Brazzaville Congo DR Djibouti Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Ethiopia Guinea Malawi Morocco Senegal Seychelles Somalia Somalia Somalia Somalia Somalia Somalia Togo Zambia

ITTF Agreement African Junior Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Africa Singles Cup ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement African Junior ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Tsunami Rebuilding Tsunami Rebuilding ITTF Agreement Tsunami Rebuilding Tsunami Rebuilding Tsunami Rebuilding ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Stag 6 Newgy Stag 6 ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag 12 Stag 6 DHS 6 Stag ITTF Stag 6 Stag 6 ITTF Butterfly 12 ITTF DHS 6 Newgy Butterfly 4 Stag 6 Stag Madeira Shanghai ITTF DHS 6

African Junior Championships African Junior Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Olympic Solidarity/DNSS ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Goodwill Fund/Mbale Tigers ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Stag Butterfly ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag Stag ITTF Stag Stag ITTF Stag Stag ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag ITTF ITTF

6 6

80 5500 80

12 200 6 80 6 80 200

8

6

8

20 8 8 15

12

8 8

6 6

6

6 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 10 Manuals 20 Manuals 12 26 Manuals 6 20 Manuals 10 Manuals 20 Manuals

6 6

80 80

12 200

20

12 6

6

80

8

4 6

20 80 125

4 8 10

20 Manuals 12 6 Manuals 40 Manuals 1 Robot

6

6

80

8

6

12

600

20 48

20 Manuals 25 shirts 365 Pkts Clothes 25 shirts 20 Manuals

2006 Algeria ATTF Burkina Faso Burundi Comoros Congo Brazzaville Congo DR Congo DR Côte D'Ivoire Gabon Gambia Ghana Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Morocco Namibia Nigeria Nigeria Rwanda Seychelles Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

12

12 200

12 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals

10 12

10 50 1.5 12 200 20

12

6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6 6

6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6 6

6

6 16

6

6 16

80

80 100

8

8 10

6

6

ITTF

12 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals

2007 Algeria Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Centrafrique Comoros Congo Brazzaville Congo D.R. Côte D'Ivoire Côte D’Ivoire Côte D’Ivoire Djibouti Djibouti Egypt

World Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement German TTA Donation ITTF Agreement African Championships World Championships World Championships Olympic Solidarity-DNSS Olympic Solidarity-DNSS ITTF Agreement World Championships ITTF Agreement

DHS/TMS ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag Stag Stag DHS/TMS DHS/TMS Stag ITTF ITTF DHS/TMS ITTF

12 Pkts Clothes 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 6 6 8

10

6 80 6 80 8 150

10

200

8 8 15

20

6 8

8 20 Manuals 12 Pkts Clothes 4 Pkts Clothes 30 blades, 120 rubbers 100 Manuals 20 Manuals 7 Pkts Clothes 50 Manuals

Country Ethiopia Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Madagascar Malawi Namibia Nigeria Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone South Africa Tunisia Tunisia Uganda Uganda

Event

Supplier

ITTF Agreement German TTA Donation ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement German TTA Donation World Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Olympic Solidarity Technical Course ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement World Championships German TTA Donation World Cadet Challenge African Junior Championships African Junior Championships ITTF Goodwill Fund World Championships

ITTF Stag ITTF ITTF Stag DHS/TMS ITTF Stag

Africa Championships World Championships Share Your Passion Share Your Passion World Championships World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion ITTF Agreement Share Your Passion World Championships ITTF Agreement African Cup Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion African Junior Championships World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships ITTF Agreement Share Your Passion Share Your Passion World Championships ITTF Agreement Share Your Passion Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion World Championships German TTA New Stadium Share Your Passion World Championships Share Your Passion ITTF Agreement

Tibhar DHS/TMS Various Various DHS/TMS DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS

Stag Stag DHS/TMS Stag Stag Stag Joola ITTF DHS/TMS

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables 6

6 3 6 6 6 8 12

6

6 6 6 6

80

8

100

60

80 80 80

8 4 8 8

6 80 8 150 12 200

8 15 20

Other 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 20 Manuals 40 Manuals 10 Clothes 20 Manuals 20 Manuals

6 6 6

10 Pkts Clothes 20 Manuals 12

8 12 480 Used Rubbers 40 Manuals 12 Pkts Clothes

2008 Africa Algeria Algeria Angola Angola Benin Benin Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burundi Burundi Cameroon Congo Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville Côte D’Ivoire Côte D’Ivoire Djibouti Djibouti Egypt Egypt Ghana Ghana Kenya Kenya Lesotho Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Mauritius Morocco Morocco Niger Niger Nigeria Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Somalia Somalia South Africa Sudan Sudan Tanzania Togo Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia Uganda Zimbabwe

Stag 6 Various DHS/TMS Stag 6 Stag 8 Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Various Stag 10 DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Stag 6 Various Various DHS/TMS Stag 6 Various Various DHS/TMS Various Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Various DHS/TMS Stag 6 Stag/Joola 12 Various DHS/TMS Various Stag 6

20 DVD’s 8 Pkts Clothes 12 Rubbers 12 Rubbers 8 Pkts Clothes 8 Pkts Clothes 18 Rubbers 1Pkt Clothes 6 Rubbers

8 8

12 4 80 46

8 1

6

6 80 8 150 68

8 15 2

6 8

29

1

6

15 112 100

31 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes 8 50 Rubbers 15 Pkts Clothes 20 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes 14 Rubbers/10 clothes 8 Pkts Clothes 31 Rubbers

11 6 20

60

2

15

1

8 8 Pkts Clothes 38 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes 13 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes 6 Rubbers 7 Pkts Clothes

4 6

6

80 35 15

8

80 12 47

8

6 1 1 6

18 Rubbers 27 Rubbers 6 Pkts Clothes 12 Rubbers 6 Rubbers 1 Pkts Clothes 32 Rubbers 1 Pkts Clothes 6 Rubbers 8 Pkts Clothes

1

8 4 56

2

4 6 24

6

21 Rubbers 11 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes

80 200 120 54

8 10 2

6 12

8 80

8

6

12 120 Rubbers 36 Rubbers 1 Pkt Clothes 12 Rubbers

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 19


Neha Aggarwal (India) PHOTO BY IRENEUSZ KANABRODZKI


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHOO WEI KHIANG

AFSHIN BADIEE

ITTF CONTINENTAL VICE PRESIDENT ASIA

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

The ITTF Development Programme has certainly benefited many young people of the developing nations in Asia. With the relentless and continual efforts put in by the team, I am confident that table tennis Development Programme will rise to an even greater height!

A total of 71 actions, involving 39 countries took place in Asia during the four year cycle. Several countries hosted courses for the first time and young players from developing countries had the chance to take part in international training camps and work with world top level coaches for the first time in their life.

BAHRAIN

BHUTAN

Plenty of activity in Bangladesh

Richard McAfee with his charges in Bhutan

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

Emanuel Christiansson was in Bahrain in 2006 and 2007

PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD MCAFEE

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIF KHAN

BANGLADESH

PHOTO COURTESY OF AFSHIN BADIEE

CHOO WEE KHIANG

CAMBODIA

Cyril Sen conducted an Umpires Course in Brunei in November 2006.

Cyril Sen was also on duty in Cambodia delivering a course in 2007

PHOTO COURTESY OF CYRIL SEN

PHOTO COURTESY OF CYRIL SEN

BRUNEI

INDIA

In February 2008 the Umpires and Referees Committee conducted an International Referees school

Pune hosted an ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp in 2008

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY LEUNG

CHINA

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 21


IRAQ

Alejandra Gabaglio very much at the helm of proceedings in Iran

Ahmed Dawlatly visited Iraq thanks to the help of the ITTF Goodwill Fund

PHOTO COURTESY OF SIMA LIMOOCHI

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

IRAN

LAOS

“Generations for Peace” took Leandro Olvech to Jordan

In June 2007, Arif Khan conducted an Olympic Solidarity Course in Laos, Cyril Sen followed with an Umpires Course

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANDRO OLVECH

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIF KHAN

JORDAN

MALAYSIA

In October 2007 Emanuel Christiansson conducted an ITTF Level One Course in Lebanon

Georg Silberschmidt visited Malaysia to promote ITTF Courses

PHOTO COURTESY OF GEORG SILBERSCHMIDT

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

LEBANON

OMAN

A hive of activity in Mongolia

In October 2007, Arif Khan conducted an Olympic Solidarity course

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIF KHAN

PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIF KHAN

MONGOLIA

22 ITTF DEVELOPMENT


PHILIPPINES

SAUDI ARABIA

an Umpires Course in Pakistan

A delighted group of players in the Philippines

England’s Brian Burn conducted an independently funded course in Saudi Arabia

PHOTO COURTESY OF GANESHAN NEELAKANTA

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRIAN BURN

PAKISTAN

TAJIKISTAN

Plenty of support in Sri Lanka for an ITTF Level One course

Tajikistan, making steps in the right direction

PHOTO COURTESY OF JAN BERNER

PHOTO COURTESY OF MEHNDAD BABADIRAND

SRI LANKA

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

All smiles in Thailand at an ITTF Level One course in Thailand

The future for the United Arab Emirates

PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD MCAFEE

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

THAILAND

YEMEN

In November 2007, Cyril Sen led a Basic Umpires Course in Vietnam

Valuable advice from Ahmed Dawlatly in smiling faces

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

PHOTO COURTESY OF CYRIL SEN

VIETNAM

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 23


COURSES 2005-2008 2005

2007

Bangladesh

ITTF Development Project

Marles Martins

Bahrain

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Brunei

ITTF Development Project

Li Chen

Bangladesh

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

India

Women´s Course

Polona Susin

Cambodia

Umpires Course

Cyril Sen

Iran

ITTF Development Project

Roman Plese

China

Asia Women’s Forum

Lilamani De Soysa

Iran

Olympic Solidarity

Benone Grigore

Iran

Junior Girls’ Training Camp

Alejandra Gabaglio

Jordan

ITTF Development Project

Roman Plese

Iran

PTT DP ITTF/PTT Level One

Leandro Olvech/Alejandra Gabaglio

Laos

Olympic Solidarity

Myung Hee Seo

Iraq

ITTF Goodwill Fund / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Malaysia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Marles Martins

Jordan

Peace Through Sport Project

Leandro Olvech

Myanmar

Olympic Solidarity

Richard McAfee

Nepal

ITTF Development Project

Jan Berner

Laos

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

Pakistan

ITTF DP / Level One

Marles Martin

Laos

ITTF Umpires Course

Cyril Sen

Palestine

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Lebanon

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Emanuel Christiansson

Tajikistan

ITTF Development Project

Mehndad Babadirand

Malaysia

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Georg Silberschmidt

Thailand

ITTF Development Project

Benone Grigore

Mongolia

Olympic Solidarity

Georg Silberschmidt

Thailand

ITTF Development Project

Benone Grigore

Nepal

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Polona Susin

Thailand

Goodwill Fund

Richard McAfee

Oman

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

Uzbekistan

Olympic Solidarity

Roman Plese

Pakistan

Umpires Course

Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer

Yemen

Administration Course

Afshin Badiee

Saudi Arabia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Hubert Hustache

Sri Lanka

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Jan Berner

Thailand

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Richard McAfee

2006 Afghanistan

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Amir Amidi

Bahrain

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Steve Dainton

Bhutan

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Richard McAfee

Brunei

ITTF Development Project / Umpires

Cyril Sen

Cambodia

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Massimo Costantini

India

WJC Junior Training Camp

Benone Grigore

Jordan

ITTF Umpires Course

Azmy Ibrahim

Korea DPR

Olympic Solidarity

Zeng Chuanqiang

Kyrgyzstan

ITTF DP / Administration

Afshin Badiee

Laos

ITTF Women's Course / ITTF Level One

Branka Batinic

Mongolia

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Arif Khan

Philippines

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Polona Susin

Qatar

Olympic Solidarity

United Arab Emirates WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Vietnam

Umpires Course

Cyril Sen

Bahrain

Tournament Organisation Course

Raul Calin

Bahrain

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Bahrain

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level Two

Philippe Molodzoff

Bangladesh

ITTF DP / Training Camp

Kamlesh Mehta

Brunei

ITTF DP / School Teacher Education

Georg Silberschmidt

China

International Referees School

URC Members

India

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Dejan Papic

Lebanon

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

United Arab Emirates WJC Junior Training Camp

Massimo Costantini

Maldives

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Polona Susin

United Arab Emirates Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Hubert Hustache

Yemen

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Ahmed Dawlatly

Vietnam

Jan Berner

Yemen

UNHCR / Yemen Refugee Camp

Ahmed Dawlatly

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

2008

Notation: ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC - ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; PTT DP - Para Table Tennis Development Project; UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees; URC - Umpires and Referees Committee

24 ITTF DEVELOPMENT


ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2005

Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2006

Bangladesh ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Afghanistan ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Brunei

ITTF

5 Manuals

Bahrain

ITTF Agreement

Cambodia ITTF Agreement

Stag

India

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Indonesia

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Indonesia

Tsunami Rebuilding Stag

Indonesia

Tsunami Rebuilding Butterfly

Indonesia

Tsunami Rebuilding Madeira TTA

Indonesia

Tsunami Rebuilding Juic

Indonesia

Tsunami Rebuilding Newgy

Iran

ITTF Agreement

Jordan

6

6

80

8

6

20 Manuals 20 Manuals

6

4

6

4

80

8

125

10

20

4

6

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Bangladesh ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Bhutan

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Cambodia ITTF Agreement

Stag

Iraq

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Kazakhstan ITTF Agreement

DHS

6

6

80

8

6

20 Manuals

20 Manuals 25 shirts

18 Manuals 80

Korea DPR ITTF Agreement

Tibhar/Butterfly

170 Rubbers

Laos

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Mongolia

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

1 Robot

Pakistan

ITTF Agreement

Stag

ITTF

20 Manuals

Philippines ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

5 Manuals

Saudi Arabia ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Kyrgzystan ITTF Agreement

DHS

Sri Lanka

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Syria

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Turkmenistan ITTF Agreement

Stag

United Arab Emirates ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Vietnam

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Bhutan

ITTF Agreement

Stag

25 Shirts

Iran

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

20 Manuals

Iraq

ITTF Goodwill Fund

ITTF

20 Manuals

ITTF Agreement

Stag

365 clothing items 100

6

10

70

20

10

6

6

80

8

6

52 Manuals 6

6

80

8

100

64

6

Laos

ITTF Agreement

Butterfly 10

Laos

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Malaysia

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding Butterfly

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding DHS

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding Newgy

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding Stag

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding ITTF

Maldives

Tsunami Rebuilding Madeira TTA

365 clothing items

Jordan

Myanmar

ITTF Agreement

20 Manuals

Laos

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Lebanon

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Malaysia

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Myanmar

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Nepal

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Oman

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Philippines ITTF Agreement

Stag

Thailand

ITTF

4

10

4

20

4

300

30

300 Shirts 1 Robot

125 4

10

4

ITTF

Pakistan

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Palestine

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Phillipines

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

5 Manuals

Qatar

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

5 Manuals

Sri Lanka

Tsunami Rebuilding Butterfly

Sri Lanka

Tsunami Rebuilding Newgy

Sri Lanka

ITTF Agreement

Stag

6

6

80

8

Sri Lanka

Tsunami Rebuilding DHS

5

5

700

70

Sri Lanka

20 Manuals 6

4

6

4

80

120

8

6

4

20 Manuals

225 clothing items 1 Robot

1 Manual

2007

ITTF Agreement

6

6

10

10

6

6

80

8

6

25 Manuals 80

8

6

50 Manuals 6

6

6

6

80

80

8

8

6

6 20 Manuals

6 700 Shirts

2008

Tsunami Rebuilding Madeira TTA

365 clothing items

Asia

Thailand

ITTF Agreement

US$2000 & 20 Manuals

Bangladesh ITTF Agreement

Thailand

Tsunami Rebuilding Stag

25 Shirts

China

Sichuan Earthquake ITTF/DHS 15

1 Robot

Lebanon

Share Your Passion

Various

Mongolia

ITTF Agreement

Stag

6

6

80

8

6

ITTF

Thailand

Tsunami Rebuilding Newgy

Thailand

Tsunami Rebuilding Butterfly

Thailand Yemen

125

4

4

20

10

4

Asian Junior Championships Tibhar ITTF

20 DVD’s 12 15

300

4

12

18 Rubbers

Tsunami Rebuilding Madeira TTA

365 clothing items

Nepal

ITTF Agreement

Stag

6

6

80

8

6

ITTF Agreement

5 Manuals

Tajikistan

ITTF Agreement

Stag

6

6

80

8

6

ITTF

20 Manuals

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 25


Kristian Karlsson (Sweden) PHOTO BY DR STEPHAN ROSCHER


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHOO WEI KHIANG

ZITA PIDL

PRESIDENT EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

As President of the European Table Tennis Union it is my pleasure to report that during the past quadrennial we organised approximately 20 youth camps and over 20 associations received equipment or other support through our “Assistance” Project. I believe the figures speak for themselves, the best compliment for us is participation. I am very happy and proud that over 40 ETTU member associations took part in our development programmes between 2005 and 2008.

Co-operation is the key word in the current improvement being seen within the European Table Tennis Union. The progress started with the introduction of the ITTF Development Program in 2001. It is a good feeling to have been involved since the programme’s birth.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

STEFANO BOSI

PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

EUROKIDS

A very harmonious group

PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

All smiles from the coaches

Medical help when needed

A time to rest was well earned in Jersey PHOTO COURTESY OF ZITA PIDL

A talented group of players and experienced coaches from Europe and beyond

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 27


BELARUS

A new role for Irina Palina

Didier Leroy conducted a Tournament Organisation Course in Belarus in 2006

PHOTO COURTESY OF IRINA PALINA

PHOTO COURTESY OF DIDIER LEROY

AZERBAIJAN

BOSNIA PHOTO COURTESY OF IZTOK HOCEVAR

PHOTO COURTESY OF IZTOK HOCEVAR

The danger of land mines made clear by Bosnia’s leading player Srdjan Milicevic (left) and by the new generation of table tennis players

PHOTO COURTESY OF FINNISH TTA

FINLAND

A motivated group of potential coaches in Finland

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANDRO OLVECH

GERMANY

The University of Leipzig included table tennis in its programme for the first time ever when students from several African countries attended a three month English language course in 2008

28 ITTF DEVELOPMENT


LUXEMBOURG

In Guernsey there is an ever growing promising group of young players

A second International Referees School for 2008 was held in Luxembourg

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY LEUNG

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARTIN OSTERMANN

GUERNSEY

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAS IGNJATOVIC

PHOTO COURTESY OF SASA IGNJATOVIC

MACEDONIA

In August 2008 Sasa Ignjatovic was the coach on duty in Macedonia for an ITTF Development Project Course and Training Camp

POLAND PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

Leandro Olvech and Alejandra Gabaglio were visitors to Poland in 2008 where both ITTF courses and assessments for disabled table tennis players took place

RUSSIA PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY LEUNG

PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY LEUNG

Richard Scruton, Albert Rooijmans and Mike Skinner led an International Referees Course in Russia in January 2008

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 29


COURSES 2005-2008 2005

Sweden

ITTF Women’s Course Csilla Batorfi, Gordana Furjan-Mandic, Thomas von Scheele

Albania

Coach Education

Zita Pidl

Czech Republic

Eurotalents Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

2007 Assistance-Coaching Seminar

Irina Palina

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

England

Women´s Activity

Dorte Kronsel

Azerbaijan

France

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Czech Republic

France

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Gundars Rusis, Zita Pidl

Luxembourg

Eurokids Plus Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Jersey

Coach Education

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Serbia

Europe Women's Forum

Lilamani De Soysa

Malta

Coach Education

Leszek Kucharski

Serbia

ITTF Level One Women's Course Conductor Training Glenn Tepper

Poland

Eurokids Plus Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Spain

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Portugal

Eurotalents Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Spain

PTT Level One / PTT Course Conductor

Leandro Olvech / Alejandra Gabaglio

Portugal

Coach Education

Mario Amizic

Ukraine

ITTF Goodwill Fund / Table Tennis Academy Irina Shevchenko

Romania

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Slovenia

Women´s Course

Slovenia

Coach Education

Gordana Furjan-Mardic, Eva Jeler Zoran Kalinic

2006 Austria

Eurotalents Junior Training Camp

Belarus

Assistance / Tournament Organisation Didier Leroy

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Zita Pidl

Bosnia-Herzegovina ITTF Goodwill Fund Project / Mine Risk Iztok Hocevar Croatia

Assistance / Coaching Seminar

Milan Stencil

Croatia

Assistance / Coaching Seminar

Ferenc Karsai

2008 Cyprus

Olympic Solidarity, ITTF / PTT Level One

Leandro Olvech

Cyprus

Olympic Solidarity / Course Conductor Leandro Olvech

Czech Republic

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Faroe Islands

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Jan Berner

Guernsey

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Iceland

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Jan Berner

Kosovo

Goodwill Fund

Macedonia

ITTF DP / Training Camp

Sasa Ignjatovic Katja Brandt

Czech Republic

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Zita Pidl

Guernsey

Assistance / Training Camp

Martin Ostermann

Malta

Women´s Course

Italy

Assistance / Coaching Seminar / Mediterranean Cup Phillipe Molodzoff

Poland

ITTF DP / ITTF / PTT Level One Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio, Sima Limoochi

Jersey

Assistance / Coaching Seminar / Training Camp Martin Ostermann

Poland

ITTF DP / Course Conductor

Portugal

Eurotalents Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Zita Pidl

Romania

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Romania

Eurokids Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Zita Pidl

Russia

International Referee Course Richard Scruton, Albert Rooijmans, Cindy Leung

Spain

Assistance / Coaching Seminar

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Sweden

ITTF Cadet Challenge Training Camp

Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio, Sima Limoochi Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Mikael Andersson

Notation: ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC - ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; PTT DP - Para Table Tennis Development Project; UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees

ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2005 Albania Latvia Slovenia

Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2007 ITTF Agreement

Cornilleau

5

5

50 1.5

5

ITTF Agreement

Cornilleau

5

5

50 1.5

5

ITTF Agreement

Cornilleau

5

5

50 1.5

5

2006 Bulgaria

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

10

10

40

20

Kosovo

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

10

10

40

6

Montenegro ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

4

4

30 ITTF DEVELOPMENT

Azerbaijan ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

15

24

Belarus

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

4

4

30

Macedonia ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

4

4

30

Ukraine

ITTF Goodwill Fund

Stag

13

13

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

10

10

2 Robots

2008 10 Mini Tables

Cyprus

40

1


Natalia Partyka (Poland) The first table tennis player ever to compete in both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games PHOTO BY IRENEUSZ KANABRODZKI

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Marcelo Aguirre (Paraguay) PHOTO BY IRENEUSZ KANABRODZKI


PHOTO COURTESY OF MELECIO RIVERA

EVELIO ALVAREZ

PRESIDENT LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

The 2005–2008 ITTF Development Program has been a major factor in helping Latin America attain the goals set during this period. The levels reached by our young players have clearly improved; the results gained endorse this fact. Thanks to the efforts and the work of all the experts, the progress in our continent, especially in for our young players, has been most noticeable. Table tennis has reached new levels in Latin America thanks to the ITTF Development Program.

My thanks to the International Table Tennis Federation and to the Presidents of the national associations for their support. Also, my gratutude to the experts who have travelled many miles to our continent; their knowledge is invaluable. Thanks to the ITTF Development Program we have demonstrated in Latin America that we can be successful.

BELIZE

BRAZIL

In 2008 Belize became an ITTF member

Evelio Alvarez led an ITTF Level One Course in São Paulo

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

Alejandra Gabaglio coached in her native Argentina

CHILE

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF ARTURO VASQUEZ

ARGENTINA

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

MELECIO RIVERA

COSTA RICA

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

Olympian Andres Cortes in Chile

PHOTO COURTESY OF FERNANDO AGUILAR

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF FERNANDO AGUILAR

COLOMBIA

A high attendance in Colombia

Fernando Aguilar with a group of students in Costa Rica

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Cuba hosted a range of courses in 2007 & 2008

A sea of smiles in the Dominican Republic at a Latin American Table Tennis Union Training Camp

PHOTO BY COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

CUBA

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PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

ECUADOR

Immense support from the National Olympic Committee is taking table tennis to new levels in Ecuador

GUATEMALA

The splendid facilities in El Salvador are now the annual home for an ITTF Training Camp

Long live table tennis is the message in Guatemala

GUYANA

HAITI

In August 2008 Alejandra Gabaglio was the expert on duty in Guyana.

Evelio Alvarez visited Haiti in August and September 2008

PHOTO COURTESY OF MIGUEL DELGADO

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

EL SALVADOR

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

JAMAICA

A practical session in progress in Tegucigalpa, the capital city in Honduras

High spirits in Jamaica

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMUEL LAMOUNT

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

HONDURAS

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PUERTO RICO

Support from the Peru National Olympic Committee

Puerto Rico Ministry of Sport supported ITTF courses for school teachers and coaches

PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMUEL LAMOUNT

PERU

ST VINCENT

Completing the test paper in St Kitts

Smiles on the faces of the ladies in St Vincent

PHOTO COURTESY OF FERNANDO AGUILAR

PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

ST KITTS

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO PHOTO COURTESY OF RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

PHOTO COURTESY OF RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

Ramon Ortega Montes (second left) met with officials in Trinidad and Tobago whilst also conducting a Developing a National Sports Structure course

VENEZUELA

Uruguay making positive strides

Werner Schlager was a welcome visitor to Venezuela

PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANCISCO SEIJAS

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

URUGUAY

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COURSES 2005-2008 2005 Argentina Barbados Barbados Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Guatemala Guyana Paraguay Peru Peru Puerto Rico St Kitts & Nevis St Vincent Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Uruguay Venezuela

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF DP Training Camp Training Camp Training Camp Training Camp Training Camp ITTF DP Administration Course Training Camp ITTF DP ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity ITTF DP Administration Course Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Umpires Course Coach Education Administration Course Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Women’s Course Coach Education Coach Education Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Evelio Alvarez Glenn Tepper Evelio Alvarez Marles Martin, Fran Camargo Marles Martin, Fran Camargo Marles Martin, Fran Camargo Marles Martin Rodolfo Valdes Evelio Alvarez Fran Camargo Emanuel Christiansson, Peter Karlsson Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Marles Matin Evelio Alvarez Fran Camargo Marles Martin Evelio Alvarez Glenn Tepper Fran Camargo Ahmed Dawlatly Branka Batinic Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Glenn Tepper

LATTU Junior Training Camp Olympic Solidarity / DNSS WJC Junior Training Camp ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF DP ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF Women’s Course / ITTF Level One ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One LATTU ITC Junior Training Camp ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Umpires Course ITTF DP WJC Junior Training Camp ITTF DP / ITTF Level One ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Umpires Course LATTU Cadet Training Camp, Spain ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One ITTF Goodwill Fund Project Ministry of Sport School Project / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Massimo Costantini, Carlos Esnard Osvaldo Peres Monte Leszek Kucharski, Karl Jindrak Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Maria Isabel Vera Moyoli Häfeli Evelio Alvarez Richard McAfee Mario Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Fernando Aguilar Evelio Alvarez Marles Martin, Francisco Seijas Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Fernando Aguilar Marles Martin, Carlos Esnard Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Evelio Alvarez Jorge Vera Moyoli Glenn Tepper Richard McAfee Marles Martin

2006 Argentina Argentina Chile Colombia Colombia Colombia Costa Rica Costa Rica Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Jamaica Latin America Mexico Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico St. Vincent Trinidad & Tobago

2007 Argentina Argentina Brazil

Women's Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Alejandra Gabaglio ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez

Chile Chile Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador Honduras Jamaica Mexico Panama Peru Uruguay Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela

WJC Junior Training Camp Marles Martin, Francisco Seijas Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez LATTU Junior Training Camp Mario Alvarez, Francisco Boyero ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez WJC Junior Training Camp Marles Martin, Carlos Esnard Tournament Organisation Raul Calin WJC Junior Training Camp Emanuel Christiansson, Marcos Nuñez ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez ITTF Goodwill Fund / Reggaeland Academy Samuel Lamount Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez ITTF Goodwill Fund / Choisica Club Jorge Vera Moyoli ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez LATTU Junior Training Camp Francisco Seijas WJC Junior Training Camp Mikael Andersson, Werner Schlager, Marcos Nuñez Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar

2008 Argentina Argentina Argentina Bolivia Bolivia Chile Colombia Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Guatemala Guyana Haiti Jamaica Jamaica Panama Paraguay Peru St Kitts & Nevis Trinidad & Tobago Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela

Development Officer Visit Evelio Alvarez Latin America Women’s Forum Claude Bergeret, Lila de Soysa Pre Cadet Training Camp Martin Adomeit[, Carlos Esnard ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Alejandra Gabaglio Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar WJC Junior Training Camp Emanuel Christiansson, Francisco Seijas WJC Junior Training Camp Mikael Andersson, Carlos Esnard ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Evelio Alvarez Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level Two Aleksey Yefremov PTT Development Project / PTT Level One Alejandra Gabaglio ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez Development Officer Visit Evelio Alvarez WJC Junior Training Camp Emanuel Christiansson, Francisco Seijas Olympic Solidarity / ITTF & PTT Level One Leandro Olvech Olympic Solidarity / Course Conductors Leandro Olvech WJC Junior Training Camp Ricardo Faria, Marcos Nuñez ITTF Development Project Evelio Alvarez Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Evelio Alvarez Women´s Course ITTF & PTT Level One Alejandra Gabaglio ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Evelio Alvarez Olympic Solidarity / ITTF & PTT Level One Leandro Olvech Olympic Solidarity / Course Conductors Leandro Olvech ITTF DP / ITTF Level One Evelio Alvarez ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Evelio Alvarez ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One Evelio Alvarez Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar Olympic Solidarity / DNSS Ramon Ortega Montes WJC Invitation Training Camp Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Peter Karlsson, Carlos Esnard Umpires Course Fernando Aguilar WJC Training Camp Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Peter Karlsson, Carlos Esnard

Notation: AUT - Advanced Umpires Training; BCR - Basic Certified Referees Course; BCU - Basic Certified Umpires Course; DNSS - Developing a National Sports Structure; ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC - ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; LATTU - Latin American Table Tennis Union; PTT - Para Table Tennis; WCC - ITTF World Cadet Challenge (from March 2008 ITTF Cadet Challenge)

36 ITTF DEVELOPMENT 18


ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

Barbados

2005 Aruba Barbados

Country

ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

ITTF ITTF

Colombia

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

16

Dominica

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

16

Dominica

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables German TTA Donation Tibhar 6 6 80 8

3 Manuals

Brazil

Latin American Junior Butterfly

30 Manuals

Brazil

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Chile

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Chile

Latin American Junior Butterfly

Chile

World Championships DHS/TMS

7 Manuals

Dominican Republic ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

16

Colombia

World Championships DHS/TMS

El Salvador ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

16

Colombia

Latin American Junior Butterfly

Grenada

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

16

Grenada

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Guatemala ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Guyana

ITTF Agreement

DHS

Haiti

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Honduras

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

Jamaica

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Mexico

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

3

10

6

6

80

6

16

35

12

Cuba

Latin American Junior Butterfly ITTF Agreement

7 Manuals

Dominican Republic ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

Ecuador

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

12

12

Ecuador

Latin American Junior Butterfly 6

6

3 Umpires Sets

Peru

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Peru

ITTF Agreement

DHS

6

6

80

St Kitts & Nevis ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

St Kitts & Nevis ITTF Agreement

ITTF

7 Manuals

Santa Lucia ITTF Agreement

ITTF

7 Manuals

Trinidad & Tobago ITTF Agreement Uruguay

ITTF Agreement

DHS

16 16

20 Manuals 6

6

80

16

ITTF

Uruguay / LATTU ITTF / Newgy

Newgy

Venezuela ITTF Agreement

ITTF

El Salvador ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

Guyana

German TTA Donation Tibhar

ITTF

Aruba

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

Brazil

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Chile

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

Costa Rica ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

80

100 6

6

80

8

150

12

80

8

43

3

6

80

8

6

6

80

8

Honduras

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

4

Jamaica

ITTF Goodwill Fund

Stag

13

13

40

6

6

80

Latin American Junior Butterfly

64 8 20 Manuals

ITTF

Peru

Latin American Junior Butterfly

Peru

German TTA Donation Tibhar

20 Manuals 43

3

43

3

6

6

80

8

43

3

St. Lucia

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Uruguay

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Venezuela

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Venezuela

Latin American Junior Butterfly

43

3

40 Manuals

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

27 Manuals

2008

Dominica

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Aruba

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Ecuador

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Belize

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

El Salvador ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Colombia

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Guatemala ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Jamaica

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

Colombia

World Championships DHS/TMS

Mexico

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

6

80

8 20 Manuals

Nicaragua

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Panama

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Paraguay

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Peru Peru

ITTF Goodwill Funda ITTF Agreement

Puerto Rico ITTF Agreement St. Vincent

ITTF Agreement

Trinidad & Tobago ITTF Agreement

16

16

144

7

ITTF Tibhar

20 Manuals 20 Manuals 16

300 5

ITTF

12 Pkts Clothes

Guatemala ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Jamaica

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

Jamaica

DHS/TMS

8 Pkts Clothes 20 DVD's

Nicaragua

World Championships DHS/TMS

4 Pkts Clothes

Nicaragua

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

20 Manuals

Panama

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

38 Manuals

Paraguay

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

20 Manuals

32

5

12 Pkts Clothes

Guatemala World Championships DHS/TMS

Latin America Latin America Championships Tibhar

20 Manuals

Tibhar

8

Puerto Rico World Championships DHS/TMS

2007

St Kitts & Nevis German TTA Donation Tibhar

Argentina

Latin American Junior Butterfly

Argentina

ITTF Agreement

Argentina

World Championships DHS/TMS

Tibhar

6

6

43

3

80

8

40 Manuals 12 24 Towel Boxes

12 Pkts Clothes

Cuba

6

40 Manuals

14

Tibhar

Paraguay

134 Manuals

8

World Championships DHS/TMS

20 Manuals

8

80

ITTF Agreement

ITTF Agreement

20 Manuals

3

Haiti

Panama

20 Manuals

43

Haiti

20 Manuals 5500

6

3

6

Puerto Rico Latin American Junior Butterfly ITTF Agreement

43

70

El Salvador Latin American Junior Butterfly

Netherlands Antilles ITTF Agreement

2006 Argentina

3

Tibhar

Netherlands Antilles German TTA Donation Tibhar

ITTF

43

12 Pkts Clothes

Dominican Republic Latin American Junior Butterfly

7 Manuals

Trinidad & Tobago ITTF Agreement

12 Pkts Clothes

Cuba

16

ITTF

12 Pkts Clothes

20 Manuals

ITTF

ITTF Agreement

43

10 Manuals

Netherlands Antilles ITTF Agreement

St Vincent

3

Costa Rica World Championships DHS/TMS 7 Manuals

10 Manuals 80

43

Other

10 Pkts Clothes 6

6

80

St Kitts & Nevis ITTF Agreement

8 10

20 Manuals

St Vincent

ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

12 Pkts Clothes

Trinidad & Tobago ITTF Agreement

Tibhar

6

6

80

8

20 Pkts Clothes

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 37


Ariel Hsing (U.S.A.) PHOTO BY PABLO RUBIO MARTIN


PHOTO BY MINTHLY WORLD TABLE TENNIS

BRUCE BURTON PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION In our attempt to raise the overall level in North America, the ITTF Development Program has played an important role at cadet and junior levels. Young United States and Canadian players have been training and competing against each other; furthermore, we have started discussions with our Latin American counterparts to integrate some of our activities. Development at the level o f training and competition should help us maximize the results of our efforts; the ITTF Development Programme has indeed been playing an important part.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PHOTO COURTESY OF TEDOR GHEORGE

Plenty of talent in North America

COURSES 2005-2008 2005 Canada Canada Canada Canada USA

NATTU Cadet Training Camp Women´s Course WJC Training Camp Coach Education NATTU Junior Training Camp

Christian Fossy Christian Fossy Liu Yong Jiang Liu Yong Jiang Christian Fossy / Lily Yip

2006 Canada Canada Canada

ITTF DP / Junior Girls’ Training Camp Christian Fossy WJC Junior Training Camp Marles Martins ITTF DP / Junior Girls Training Camp Lily Yip, Marles Martins

Canada / USA Canada-USA

NATTU Junior Training Camp, China Lily Yip, Masaki Tajima, Wang Enlong NATTU World Cadet Challenge Training Camp, Serbia Emilia Gheorghe, Christian Fossy

2007 Canada USA

WJC Junior Training Camp Mikael Andersson ITTF DP / Junior Girls’ Training Camp Emilia Gheorghe

2008 Canada Canada Canada USA

NATTU Cadet Training Camp Chen Jun Ya, George Damianov, Keith Evans NATTU Cadet Training Camp Chen Jun Ya / George Damianov / Emilia Gheorghe NATTU Junior Girls’ Training Camp NATTU Cadet Training Camp Chen Jun Ya, George Damianov, Keith Evans

Notation: BCR - Basic Certified Referees Course; BCU - Basic Certified Umpires Course; ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC - ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; NATTU - North American Table Tennis Union

ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2005 Canada

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

37 Manuals

U.S.A.

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

37 Manuals

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 39


Jenny Hung (New Zealand) PHOTO BY PABLO RUBIO MARTIN


PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICK GILLMANN

ANDREW HUBBARD

PRESIDENT OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

The years 2005-2008 saw two new associations, qualified coaches in each country, an improved performance level with Priscilla Tommy of Vanuatu becoming the first South Pacific player to qualify for the Olympics. The majority of our island countries are now well equipped; also, our Umpire Development Programme is moving forward, and we had the first candidates for the International Umpire exam. The results are very satisfying; my thanks for the work of the ITTF Development Program.

High participation, notably at the South Pacific Games and ITTF Junior Circuit events plus the increase in qualified coaches and officials has been a major area of progress in the past four years. Also equipment for 54 schools in the most needy countries was a personal highlight. My thanks to Stag, Ariston Butterfly, the Australian Sporting Outreach Program, the New Zealand Embassy, Justice for Athletes, the Oceania Table Tennis Federation and the National Olympic Committees in the region for their support.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

PATRICK GILLMANN

AUSTRALIA

Surendra Suwal coached in America Samoa

Young players worldwide benefited from the efforts of the World Junior Circuit Training Camp in Australia

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDRA SUWAL

AMERICAN SAMOA

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

FIJI PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDA SUWAL

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDRA SUWAL

COOK ISLANDS

Andrew Hubbard visited the Cook Islands

Smiles and innovation in the Federated States of Micronesia

Surendra Suwal coaching in Fiji

MARSHALL ISLANDS

In Kiribati it was fun to play table tennis

Andrew Hubbard met a motivated group of students in the Marshall Islands

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDRA SUWAL

KIRIBATI

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COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

NEW CALEDONIA

In New Caledonia table tennis is growing rapidly

NORTHERN MARIANAS

Jarek Kolodziejczyk conducted a training camp prior to an ITTF Junior Circuit tournament

The late Fran Keyhoe conducted an umpires’ course in the Northern Marianas in 2007

PHOTO COURTESY OF JAREK KOLODZIEJCZYK

PHOTO COURTESY OF FRAN KEYHOE

NEW ZEALAND

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

OCEANIA

Andrew Hubbard took a party of Oceania’s elite junior players to Chengdu in China

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Christine Chee encouraged more girls to play table tennis in Palau

Delighted course members in Papua New Guinea

COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINE CHEE

PALAU

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDA SUWAL

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

SAMOA

Andrew Hubbard was on duty in Samoa where he conducted successful courses and met a group of very enthusiastic stufents

TAHITI

Table tennis bringing peace and harmony to a troubled area of the world

A highly motivated group in Tahiti

PHOTO COURTESY OF EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

SOLOMON ISLANDS

TUVALU

Andrew Hubbard was welcomed by all in Tonga for an ITTF Level One Coaches Course

Young people enjoyed playing table tennis in Tuvalu

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALOIS ROSARIO

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

TONGA

VANUATU PHOTO COURTESY OF SURENDRA SUWAL

PHOTO COURTESY OF ANDREW HUBBARD

Surendra Suwal had everybody’s undivided attention in Vanuatu and Andrew Hubbard was also a visitor to the South Pacific island

ITTF DEVELOPMENT 43


COURSES 2005-2008 2005

2007

Cook Islands

Women´s Course

Mariann Domonkos

American Samoa ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard, Steve Dainton

Cook Islands

ITTF Development Project

Mariann Domonkos

Australia

Australian Olympic Youth Festival

Andrew Hubbard

Fiji Islands

Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk, Peter Karlsson

Cook Islands

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Fiji Islands

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Alois Rosario

Fiji Islands

Olympic Solidarity

Surendra Suwal

Fiji Islands

ITTF Development Project

Steve Dainton

Fiji Islands

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Surendra Suwal

Kiribati

Olympic Solidarity

Surendra Suwal

Guam

ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard

Kiribati

Olympic Solidarity

Steve Dainton

Guam

Umpires Course

Fran Keyhoe

New Caledonia

ITTF Development Project

Steve Dainton

Kiribati

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

New Zealand

ITTF Development Project

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

New Caledonia

ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard

New Zealand

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Steve Dainton

New Zealand

WJC Junior Training Camp

Jarek Kolodziejczyk

Palau

ITTF Development Project

Steve Dainton

New Zealand

WCC Junior Training Camp

Andrew Hubbard, Karen Li

Palau

Olympic Solidarity

Surendra Suwal

North Mariana Islands Umpires Course

Fran Keyhoe

Solomon Islands

ITTF Development Project

Surendra Suwal

Palau

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Tahiti

ITTF DP / ITTF Level One

Glenn Tepper

Palau

Women’s Course

Christina Chee

Tonga

Olympic Solidarity

Alan Pedley

Samoa

National Development Officer

Maeli Enesa

Tuvalu

ITTF Development Project

Alois Rosario

Samoa

ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard / Steve Dainton

Vanuatu

ITTF Development Project

Alois Rosario

Samoa

Umpires Course

Dave Delpratt

Samoa

ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard

Solomon Islands

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Tonga

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

2006 American Samoa ITTF Development Project

Steve Dainton

Australia

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Australia

ITTF DP / Umpires

Fran Keyhoe, Graeme Ireland

2008

Australia

ITTF Development Project

Massimo Costantini

American Samoa Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Surendra Suwal

Cook Islands

Olympic Solidarity

James Morris

Cook Islands

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Andrew Hubbard

Fiji Islands

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Fiji

ONOC AGM / OSEP Course

Andrew Hubbard

FSM

ITTF DP/ITTF Level One

Surendra Suwal

FSM

ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard

Kiribati

National Development Officer

Taraia Mwaitonga

FSM

Olympic Solidarity/DNSS/ITTF Level One

Kiribati

Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Marshall Islands

Olympic Solidarity / ITTF Level One

Andrew Hubbard

Oceania

Oceania Junior Training Camp, China Andrew Hubbard

New Zealand

ITTF Cadet Challenge Oceania Training Camp

National Coaches

Palau

Olympic Solidarity

Surendra Suwal

New Zealand

ITTF DP / ITTF & PTT Level One

Alejandra Gabaglio

Papua New Guinea Olympic Solidarity

Andrew Hubbard

Oceania

Oceania Junior Training Camp, China Andrew Hubbard

Samoa

ITTF Development Project

Steve Dainton

Papua New Guinea ITTF National Umpire Course

Dave Delpratt

Samoa

Umpires Course

Dave Delpratt

Samoa

Olympic Solidarity

Marcus Gustafsson

Tahiti

ITTF Development Project

Shane Laugesen

Solomon Islands

Goodwill Fund

Vanuatu

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Phil Males

Solomon Islands

Olympic Solidarity

Dave Delpratt

Vanuatu

Olympic Solidarity / DNSS

Surendra Suwal

Tahiti

Junior Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson

Vanuatu

ITTF Women’s Course

Andrew Hubbard

Tahiti

WJC Junior Training Camp

Emmanuel Christiansson,Andrew Hubbard

Notation: FSM - Federated States of Micronesia; National Coaches - Andrew Hubbard, Peri Campbell-Innes, Wayne Gear[; DNSS - Developing a National Sports Structure; ITTF DP - ITTF Development Project; WJC - ITTF World Junior Circuit (from March 2008 ITTF Junior Circuit); ITTF Level One - ITTF Level One Coaches Course; Outreach Program - Australian Outreach Program; PTT - Para Table Tennis; WCC - ITTF World Cadet Challenge (from March 2008 ITTF Cadet Challenge)

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ASSISTANCE 2005-2008 Country

Event

Supplier

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

Other

2005

Country

Event

Supplier

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Cook Islands

Butterfly

Butterfly

100 Manuals

5

5

Fiji Islands ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Guam

ITTF

10 Manuals

ITTF Agreement

American Samoa Butterfly Donation

Butterfly

American Samoa ITTF Agreement

ITTF

American Samoa ITTF Agreement

Stag

Cook Islands ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Cook Islands New Zealand High Commission Stag ITTF Agreement

ITTF

47 Manuals

New Caledonia ITTF Agreement

ITTF

New Zealand ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Palau

South Pacific Mini Games Stag

Solomon Islands ITTF Agreement

ITTF

South Pacific Islands Butterfly

Butterfly

8

8 150

8

8

1 Manual 3

2.5

12

12 20

2

8 Manuals

Guam

Butterfly

Butterfly

1

20

2

100 Manuals

Guam

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Kiribati

Butterfly

Butterfly

Kiribati

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Kiribati

New Zealand High Commission Stag

8

1 Manual 9 Manuals

3

2 Manuals 20

2 5 Manuals

10 Manuals

160

ITTF

21 Manuals

Tonga

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

15 Manuals

Tonga

ITTF Agreement

Stag

Tuvalu

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

10 Manuals

Vanuatu

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

4

12

12

16

ITTF Agreement

4

2006 ITTF

Oceania Championships Stag

2

Butterfly

Tahiti

American Samoa ITTF Agreement

20

Cook Islands Butterfly

New Caledonia

Australia

Other

2007

Australia

Kiribati

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls Scorers Umpire Gross Tables

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

10 Manuals

New Caledonia Butterfly

Butterfly

North Mariana Islands ITTF Agreement

ITTF

2 Manuals

Palau

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

5 Manuals

Palau

Butterfly

Butterfly

Samoa

Butterfly

Butterfly

Tonga

Butterfly

Butterfly

Tonga

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

Vanuatu

New Zealand High Commission Stag

12

Cook

Outreach Program

Stag

12

Kiribati

Outreach Program

Stag

12

Oceania

Oceania Championships Butterfly

Oceania

Oceania Junior Championships Tibhar

Tahiti

Oceania Championships Stag

20

3

3

2

20

2

20

2

20

2 1 Manual

12

10 Manuals

8

8 150

8

8

2008

8

Cook Islands ITTF Agreement

ITTF

20 Manuals

Fiji Islands

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

16 Manuals

Kiribati

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

10 Manuals

600

48 10 DVD's

Micronesia ITTF Agreement

ITTF

40 Manuals

Samoa

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

16 Manuals

Tonga

Outreach Program

Stag

12

Vanuatu

ITTF Agreement

ITTF

10 Manuals

Vanuatu

Outreach Program

Stag

12

9

9 150

8

9

9

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PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

ITTF GOODWILL FUND

The UNHCR Project in Yemen

In Support of Humanity The ITTF Goodwill Fund was born in 2006 with an annual budget of US$30,000. It was for special projects where table tennis could be used as a vehicle to enhance peoples’ lives; since its inception a total of14 projects in five continents has since been funded.

Partners Notably In 2008, “Justice for Athletes” became a partner of the ITTF Goodwill Fund funding projects in Solomon Islands and Kenya whilst in 2008, projects were initiated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Peace and Sport plus Generations for Peace. A first project under the auspices of UHNCR was held in a Yemen Refugee Camp with plans for expansion in 2009; “Peace and Sport” will extend the work started in Colombia in 2008 and with complement the World Junior Championships which will be staged in Cartagena on the country's northern coast in 2009 whilst “Generations for Peace”, after an initial multi-country camp in 2007, plans for specific assistance for Afghanistan, Sudan and Palestine in 2009. All four partners’ projects will form the backbone of ITTF Goodwill Fund Projects from 2009. 46 ITTF DEVELOPMENT


The Tsunami, The Catalyst T he Tsunami which hit the countries of South East Asia on 26th December 2004, following an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia, left almost 230,000 people dead or missing and another 2,000,000 homeless. It was an event that had a global bearing, it changed lives for ever and it had an impact on the policies of the International Table Tennis Federation.

means to assist the psychological recovery in widespread areas of tragedy. The immediate needs were shelter, food, clothing and medical aid which was well addressed by the many charity organisations; the second stage is then giving the people hope and a break from the realities of such a catastrophe. The International Table Tennis Federation became involved in distribution.

Response

Situation Analysed

Immediately the International Table Tennis Federation responded; in 2005 the ITTF Development Program “Tsunami Rebuilding” Project raised over US$250,000 to support projects in countries affected by the disasterThe catalyst for the ITTF Goodwill Program was the Tsunami Rebuilding Program, 2005. A joint project between the International Olympic Committee, the Asian Table Tennis Union, the Africa Table Tennis Federation, table tennis manufacturers and the International Table Tennis Federation, the Tsunami Rebuilding Program was devised as a

All countries affected by the Tsunami were contacted by the International Table Tennis Federation, a detailed analysis of their situation and what assistance was necessary in order to provide a long term benefit. There was a spirit of feeling for the fellow man, not only from those able to give help but also from those experiencing suffering. Several countries generously asked that their portion be allocated to those that need it more; the countries involved in the gesture including India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Tanzania and Kenya.

The results of the questionnaire were analysed with five being targeted for assistance: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand and Somalia. Meetings were again held at the 2005 48th Volkswagen World Championships in the Chinese city of Shanghai and a plan devised based on need was formulated.

Focus on Centres In Sri Lanka and Maldives the focus was on providing two table tennis centres to provide a lasting legacy. Meanwhile, Thailand, Indonesia and Somalia had courses for the affected areas which included Coach Education, Training Camps, Schools Programs and any actions that assisted the affected areas. Somalia was the first to receive an assistance package with Egypt’s Ahmed Dawlatly conducting a two week coach education course in Mogadishu; it was a course that tested the nerve of the Egyptian coach with security being a major issue. Armed guards were on duty throughout!

PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD MCAFEE

Richard McAfee visited Thailand to help with the rebuilding programme in Ranong

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ITTF GOODWILL FUND

National Need Sichuan Province Sichuan Province in southern China was the area that was devastated by an earthquake on Monday 12th May 2008 and saw a death toll rise to over 69,000. Once again the International Table Tennis Federation responded by providing 15 table tennis tables that were used at the Evergrande Real Estate World Championships earlier in the year with the manufacturer, Double Fish, also lending a willing hand. They kindly gave three hundred rackets and six hundred balls to the destroyed schools of this region. Members of the Chinese national team made financial donations as did Korea's Ryu Seung Min with Liu Chanjuan, the Asia Pacific Officer Manager at ITTF Offices in Beijing visiting the devastated area.

Hurricane Natural disasters in Asia and also Latin American suffered. In August and September 2008 Hurricane Gustav, Hurricane Hanna and finally Hurricane Ike hit the Caribbean; hundreds of people died, floods swept away crops; an estimated 60,000 people became homeless being housed in temporary shelters. Yet table tennis survived and nothing deterred Evelio Alvarez, the Latin American Table Tennis Union's

Development Officer. Despite three hurricanes attacking Haiti during his stay, he delivered a successful ITTF/PTT Coaches Course from 30th August to 6th September 2008. However, good playing conditions for the course were available with four table tennis tables and more than 200 balls being available. Furthermore, the ITTF Goodwill Fund is providing three equipment packages of approximately US$ 10,000 each which will be sent to the hurricane hit countries of Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica.

Congo DR Similar progress has been made in the Democratic Republic of Congo, thanks to the support of the ITTF Goodwill Fund. At the Bosangani Girls' School, local coaches are now promoting table tennis in a disadvantaged area. Young people are benefiting, their lives are being enriched.

Mine Education Balkans

Iraq

Providing a better life for young people was the ethos in Haiti; however, in Bosnia and Herzegovina plus neighbouring Kosovo, the humanitarian need went even deeper. Saving lives and allowing normality to return was the goal of the Mine Risk Education Programme, which started in December 2006. The project began with the aim of assisting 22 table tennis clubs. The first part of the programme was directed at co-operating with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Table Tennis Association in order to assess the requirements of the clubs, acquiring equipment donations and scheduling a timetable of visits for the period January to March 2007.

The continent of Asia also sees troubles areas making progress thanks to the support of the ITTF Goodwill Project. Unfortunately postponed three times, twice owing to the security situation and once owing to a typhoid outbreak; the ITTF Goodwill Fund Project in Iraq, under the direction of Egypt's Ahmed Dawlatly, finally took place from 27th December to 3rd January 2008. Nevertheless, despite the trials and tribulations that were encountered, in Sulaimanya, a peaceful city in the north of Iraq, an ITTF Level One Coaches Course and a Junior Training Camp were both staged successfully. All those attending the course responded to the efforts of Ahmed Dawlatly and he too responded when faced with what must have been a quite heart rending experience.

Uganda A better life and in Uganda, the Mbale Tigers Table Tennis Club performs outstanding work encouraging young people to play table tennis and give them a better life; they have also received assis-

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANDRO OLVECH

Leandro Olvech the subject for Jamaican television in Reggaeland

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tance from the Swedish International Development Agency and the club is a growing force in African table tennis.

Dedicated “Mr. Khaled Amin, one the dedicated coaches in the course, was my escort for

PHOTO COURTESY OF JORGE MOYOLI

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major task of the ITTF Goodwill Fund was to help national projects and help was afforded to a wide range of needs.

The ITTF Goodwill Program in Peru


Jamaica Enthusiasm in Africa and in Latin America the same scenario is to be witnessed. The Jamaica Reggaeland Academy was formed in Jamaica in 2007 by Samuel Lamount thanks to the support of the ITTF Goodwill Fund. It is a programme gives children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods the chance to learn how to play table tennis and has become self supporting. Fund raising takes place at reggae concerts with compact discs being sold. A quite novel idea and one that is most certainly to be applauded.

Ecuador Jamaica is a beneficiary from the ITTF Goodwill Fund and set to be a beneficiary is Ecuador in South America. In October 2008, Leandro Olvech led an ITTF/PTT Level One Course followed by Course Conductors Training; he took the opportunity to meet with the Ecuador Olympic Committee and their Women and Sport Commission. They are running a project involving five sports but as yet table tennis has not been

included but that situation may soon change. Leandro Olvech met Nuria Guzman de Ferretti, the President of the Commission and visited Perpetuo Socorro, a home for girls from five to 18 years old. They live there, receive education and now thanks to the Ecuador Olympic Committee they receive help with sport. During his visit Leandro Olvech organised a table tennis coaching session using two dining tables and a piece of wood for a net; he had to improvise but he endorsed the theory that every table is a table tennis table.

Kenya Dining tables in Ecuador whilst in Kenya the aim is to assist disadvantaged youth in rural areas by providing outdoor table tennis tables to targeted schools. The national table tennis association will follow up with school based programmes.

Ukraine & Kosovo Similarly in Ukraine the Voznesenk School Academy has received support from the ITTF Goodwill Fund, providing 13 high level table tennis tables to assist with elite training in a financially disadvantaged area. Meanwhile, in Kosovo, major equipment support has been afforded, with assistance being given to areas of war. An equipment package including 20 table tennis tables, 14 gross of balls, 80 rackets, 80 pairs of shoes, 80 shirts and ITTF/PTT Level One Coaching Manuals were provided.

Peru Meanwhile in Peru, in a rural area where drugs and crime levels were high,

PHOTO COURTESY OF EVELIO ALVAREZ

Intrepid members in Haiti who attended an ITTF course despite hurricanes hitting the region

the very determined Jorge Vera Moyoli led a very successful and innovative project “Table Tennis Goes To School in Chosica”. Situated on the outskirts of Lima, schools in Chosica received four tables, four net and post sets, 36 rackets and 286 balls plus coaching sessions. Equipment assistance provided a basis for development, the result being that both the standard of play and the number of young people participating in the sport of table tennis grew. “It's very impressive to see the response of the young children to their mentors during the table tennis training sessions”, said an enthusiastic Jorge Vera Moyoli. “Table tennis helps the children to improve their co-ordination and reflexes in addition to making them more skillful in the sport.”

Changed Views Furthermore, the project changed the views of many with regard to the sport; the athletic nature and the skill required to play no doubt being revelations to many. “All now see table tennis in a different way”, added Jorge Vera Moyoli. “The idea of incorporating table tennis activities in schools in other districts is something that more and more people are considering and making plans to organise.” Over 1,500 children have benefited from the programme with teachers also being highly motivated. It is a pioneering programme, it is one that is working and it one that is proving a great benefit to young people in Peru. Success in Peru, where the ITTF Goodwill Fund has helped change the lives of people, especially young people; as with other schemes a major goal of the programme was achieved.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

a visit to the Child Care Organization Centre, a prestigious establishment, found in 1991 by Mrs. Hiro Ebrahim, the wife of Mr. Galal Talbany, the current Iraqi Head Of State”, explained Ahmed Dawlatly. “The organization is taking care of hundreds of Iraqi children from all over the country by providing money, food, and clothes to orphans.” The organisation focuses heavily on those who are homeless and table tennis, the family sport has a role to play. “There is a variety of activities in which to become involved”, continued Ahmed Dawlatly. “One of those activities is table tennis.”

Uganda, a country to benefit from the ITTF Goodwill Fund

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ITTF GOODWILL FUND PHOTO COURTESY OF AHMED DAWLATLY

Promoting Peace and Understanding

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stablishing co-operation with a range of partners has been a major goal of the ITTF Goodwill Fund; agreements haveing been completed with several notable organisations. Agreements have been made with Generations for Peace, Justice for Athletes, the United Nations Refugee Agency plus Peace and Sport.

UNHCR The UNHCR Refugee Camp Project held in 2008 in Yemen was the first instance of co-operation between the International Table Tennis Federation and the United Nations. The concept was to bring table tennis to refugees and it is envisaged that the programme will be expanded in 2009. Home for the initial project was the Al Kharaz Refugee Camp in Yemen held

proposed a good match for ITTF Development Programmes may be UNHCR. Glenn Tepper, Director of ITTF Development Programmes, made contact with Carla Thackuk of UNHCR, and with her high motivation and enthusiasm, it was soon decided that a course could be staged in Yemen and that Ahmed Dawlatly, already having conducted courses in many of the world's war hotspots, was more than the ideal course conductor.

Peace and Sport Organised under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of

PHOTO COURTESY OF LEANDRO OLVECH

from Sunday 28th to Wednesday 31st August 2008 and led by Ahmed Dawlatly with UNHCR combining with the ITTF Goodwill Fund for a ground breaking special joint venture. The project followed meetings with United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace in July 2008 who

The first co-operation between the ITTF and UNHCR was at a Yemen Refugee camp in 2008

Moving day in Colombia where the combined Peace and Sport Colombianitos ITTF programme is being implemented

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Monaco, an attendance of over 300 was the order of proceedings at the International Peace and Sport Forum in the European Principality of Monaco from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th December 2008. “Peace and Sport Organisation pour la Paix et le Sport�, to give the organisation its full title, is an international organisation based in Monaco, created under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. Two major activities comprise the annual programme of the body: organising an Annual International Forum and implementing locally based projects in areas of crisis throughout the world. The International Table Tennis Federation is one of only four international sports federations who are official partners of Peace and Sport. Present in Monaco on behalf of the International Table Tennis Federation was Glenn Tepper. He was a member of a discussion panel highlighting how National Olympic Committees, National Sports Federations and International Sports


Federations can work together for peace. He gave many examples illustrating how the ITTF Development Program has helped promote harmony as well as showing the “Less Bang Bang More PingPong” DVD produced by the English Table Tennis Association, which was very well received.

Generations for Peace Supported by both the International Olympic Committee and the United Nations, `Generations for Peace' is the brainchild of HRH Prince Faisal bin AlHussein of Jordan. It is a global initiative which aims to

Justice for Athletes In 2008 the International Table Tennis Federation entered into an agreement with Justice for Athletes (JFA) to support two ITTF Goodwill Fund projects

The projects each received assistance of US$ 5,000. A non-profit making organisation JFA supports programmes that promote sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among youth. It is an organisation with which the International Table Tennis Federation now has strong links and future co-operation

has been firmly established. At the Beijing Olympic Games, following a meeting with the ITTF Development Department and representatives from Justice for Athletes, it was agreed that the latter would provide US$30,000 per year for special projects during the period 2009-20012. The most noticeable support from JFA came in 2008 In the Solomon Islands where the aim is to rebuild community spirit and a community participation in sport through table tennis. The Solomon Islands Table Tennis Federation plans to use this opportunity to re-establish table tennis after the recent civil war. In order to meet the goal, they organised three months of open nights and installed outdoor tables in schools in the Honiara area, culminating in a schools competition between the six recipient schools. It was a very positive and worthwhile move and as in all programmes where the International Table Tennis Federation joined forces with a reputable agengy, the cause of humanity was addressed.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

PHOTO COURTESY OF DILMINI DIRECKZE

use sport as a means to help instill dialogue, tolerance and ultimately peace amongst young people in areas experiencing conflict and hostility. Amman, the capital city of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, was the home from 21st to 31st October 2007 for first “Generations for Peace Camp” National Government Officials, School Directors,

Sports Teachers plus representatives from the National Olympic Committee and the United Nations Development Programme being present. The International Table Tennis Federation was supported by Leandro Olvech. A total of 67 delegates and 13 military peacekeepers resplendent in the United Nations blue helmets were present with ages ranging from 18 to 62 years. Leandro Olvech made a presentation on the eighth day of proceedings in which he detailed the work of the ever expanding ITTF Development Program and the humanitarian schemes that are involved. One year later from 25th November to 5th December 2008, 71 delegates from Asian and African countries were present at the second “Generations for Peace Camp” with a gender balance being a feature of the representation; 50% of attendees were female. The programme lasted 10 days with Sri Lanka’s Dilmini Direckze representing table tennis. She was one of the speakers and detailed the work of the ITTF Development Programme. The presentation was well received and the International Table Tennis Federation proposes to increase its activities in the “Generations for Peace” scheme with joint projects in Sudan, Afghanistan and Palestine in 2009, where in addition to courses equipment assistance will be offered.

(left) Dilmini Direckze presented an ITTF Coaches Manual to HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein at the Generations for Peace Camp and (right) equipment used in the Solomon Islands prior to Justice for Athletes assistance

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ITTF GLOBAL JUNIOR PROGRAMME

PHOTO BY RÉMY GROS

Strong Links

Glenn Tepper and Mikael Andersson working closely together for the youth of the world

BY MIKAEL ANDERSSON ITTF Global Junior Programme Manager

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hroughout the history of the ITTF Global Junior Programme there has been a strong link between with the ITTF Development Program. In the 2002 the vision statement for the ITTF Global Junior Programme was definitive and read: “To identify and implement a worldwide competition programme supported by a specific training structure recognized by all continental associations and integrated with the ITTF continental development plans”. There is no doubt that the recently completed Olympic Cycle, 2005-2008, has solidified a strong co-operation between active development work and ITTF Global Junior Programme initiatives.

Effect In fact the whole set up, with continental involvement in the ITTF Cadet Challenge, a worldwide approach for

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the ITTF Junior Circuit and the bidding formula supporting a continental rotation for the ITTF World Junior Championships has had an effect on the ITTF Development Program. It has fuelled the needs for increased communication and execution of development activities as the interest for our sport continues to grow worldwide. The ITTF Global Junior Programme has over the years been successful in the promotional aspects of junior table tennis. Today several of the more important competitions are drawing worldwide interest from the media as well as from national associations seeking the opportunity to participate. It reflects a positive trend for our sport as the increased activity level, creates educational needs in the following important development areas: ......Athletes' development and management ......Coaching, basic and advanced ......Willingness to host international events and event management ......Equipment support

Challenges Ahead Plenty of challenges lay ahead when it comes to meeting those needs and serving member associations with solid educational opportunities. Financial and strategically planning will be in the forefront of discussions for the forthcoming 2009-2012 Olympic Cycle but before looking at the future, we should however remember history, the progress and all the positive achievements.

Olympic Solidarity ITTF/Olympic Solidarity “With the Future in Mind” Junior Scholarship Project for 2005-2008 was invaluable possessing the vision statement: “A group of exceptionally talented young athletes, from different national environments, identified and supported by the ITTF Junior Commission in cooperation with IOC Olympic Solidarity and the National Olympic Committees ”The The ITTF “With the Future in Mind” project, the backbone of ITTF athletes' development, has provided support of almost US$ 500,000, target-


ing promising and upcoming young athletes.

Groups The athletes were, in reality, divided in two groups: Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Selections are made by the ITTF Junior Commission in accordance with National Olympic Committee approval; thus allowing Olympic Solidarity funds to become available. The funding is used to arrange training opportunities at international training centres and in some cases participation in ITTF Junior Circuit events world wide. The building blocks for the ITTF “With the Future in Mind” programme may be summarized as follows: ......Talent Identification: made by the International Table Tennis Federation ......Selection and Nomination: made by the ITTF Junior Commission ......Approval: made by Olympic Solidarity and National Olympic Committees ......Seeing the Opportunity: the ITTF Cadet Challenge ......Goal Setting: Establishing procedures and aiming at the Olympic Games ......Execution: establishing ITTF Training Centres and extending ITTF Global Junior Programme activities

Selection & Nomination Selection and nominations are done through various channels and events,

determining the athletes' potential to succeed in that particular sphere. Good co-operation with national associations is crucial in order to determine correct priorities and development paths for the selected athletes. There it has necessary to establish: ......A network of contacts ......ITTF Junior Elite Training Camps ......The ITTF Junior Circuit ......The ITTF Cadet Challenge ......A Technical Foundation which embodies a good mental approach ......A policy to determine the key markets

Beijing 2008 The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games was a huge success for the ITTF “With the Future in Mind” project. Notable names who had come through the qualification stages and had benefited greatly from efforts of the Global Junior Programme, were Portugal's Marcos Freitas, Romania’s Daniela Dodean, Jordan's Zeina Shaban, Colombia’s Paula Medina all part of the 2008 group; whilst for the 2012 group Ukraine’s Margaryta Pesotska and Poland’s Natalia Partyka also qualified for the Beijing Games. All had shown great spirit to emerge successful in the qualification process for the Games. Also present was 15 year old Marcelo Aguirre from Paraguay. The young lefthander appeared in his first Olympic Games mainly thanks to a nomination by the IOC Tripartite Commission.

No doubt all `will continue to develop in the next four years and we will no doubt see them in London in 2012.

ITTF Cadet Challenge If there is one event solidifying the joint efforts to develop table tennis world wide it is the ITTF World Cadet Challenge. Organized for the first time in Hungary 2002 the Challenge has grown to involve six continental cadet (Under 15) teams and two national teams invited by the International Table Tennis Federation. Team, singles and doubles competitions are held with points being gained to determine a final standing for each team. The Cadet Challenge is perhaps the finest offering put forward by the International Table Tennis Federation involving a total budget of well over US$ 150,000 to cover preparation, airfares and hospitality arrangements.

Reflections 2005: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic It was a memorable competition which contained a very special Caribbean warmth of hospitality. Ramon Mejia and his staff worked hard and produced a wonderful event that saw young players responding on each and every court in tremendous matches. The boys' singles title went to the Japanese wonder boy Kenta Matsudaira who outplayed the favourite Paul Drinkhall from England in the final.

PHOTO BY RÉMY GROS

Europe celebrates success in the Boys’ Team event at the ITTF Cadet Challenge in 2007

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Kenta Matsudaira (Japan) Winner of the Boys’ Singles title at the ITTF Cadet Challenge in 2005 & at the World Junior Championshps in 2006

PHOTO BY TAMASU BUTTERFLY

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Team Europe dominated the Girls' Challenge and won the team event as well as the singles following a fine performance from Margaryta Pesotska from Ukraine. Team Asia grabbed the overall title. 2006: Vrsac, Serbia In 2006 the Cadet Challenge landed in the small city of Vrsac, some 150 kilometres outside Belgrade. It was a beautiful venue, accommodating hard working organizers and some excellent table tennis. Invited in both boys and girls categories as an ITTF wild card Japan showed the world what they could do. The Japanese girls beat Team Asia in an exciting final to lay the groundwork for the future with Misaki Morizono leading the charge and scoring the most point of all participants. Meanwhile, the Chinese right-hander Song Shichao was the boy to catch the eye. He won gold competing for Team Asia and won the Boys’ Singles crown.. 2007: Cape Town, South Africa The South African Table Tennis Board opened their doors at The Good Hope Center in Cape Town to celebrate junior table tennis and when it was all said and done, people just left one of the most spectacular cities in the world with smiles on their faces. Hard work by Brian Buckton and his local staff set the scene for a wonderful week and as such an important international happening for the South African Table Tennis Board. Playing wise the spectators were stunned by an exciting Boys' Team final which saw Team Europe clinch victory in a hard fought match against Team Asia, The singles winners were for boys; the Chinese Song Hongyuan competing for Asia and for the girls Misaki Morizono from Japan. 2008: Helsingborg, Sweden The city of Helsingborg was the home for the ITTF Cadet Challenge in 2008 with French players very much to the fore. Romain Lorentz won the Cadet Boys' Singles title beating compatriot Simon Gauzy in the final; the two having joined forces with England's Gavin Evans to win the Cadet Boys' Team title. Success for Europe in the male events but once again it was Japan who dominated the female competitions. They won the Cadet Girls' Team event with the defensive skills of Ayuka Tanioka bringing home the Cadet Girls' Singles title.

Support The cadet challenge is gaining momentum very much thanks to generous support from the continental development agreement allocating up to US$16,500

for preparation and airfare support. Full credit for the success of this event has to go to a group of dedicated Team Managers who not only are working hard to organize the continental teams but also taking on the task to teach the young players the many multicultural values that come with the challenge. In 2009 the host city is Tokyo, Japan will have the honour to host an event upgraded to qualification status for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games being afforded.

ITTF Junior Circuit Few, if any could imagine the rapid development of the ITTF Junior Circuit when four events were tied together to form the ITTF World Junior Circuit in 2002. It didn't take long before the circuit accelerated in popularity among both potential organizers and participants. In 2008 the number of total participants will increase for the third year in a row reaching close to 1,600 young athletes taking their chances on the international scene. Through hard-nosed, passionate work the ITTF Competition Managers unit, with Raul Calin from Spain leading the charge, the level of organization has continued to rise. Today the Junior Circuit trademark is respected thanks to improved organization and management. We can be proud of every single organizer and we can measure success in both quantity and quality. The ITTF Junior Circuit quickly developed into a groundbreaking development tool as most of the events today are not only one competition but also involve training camp and coaching courses. In 2009 the Junior Circuit will grow to include 27 scheduled open junior tournaments forming the circuit. All the six continents are represented from an organizational point of view. The 2009 Junior Circuit Finals will, in traditional fashion, invite the top eleven players on the Boys' and Girls' Singles Standings at the conclusion of the tournament programme.

World Junior Championships Organized for the first time in Santiago, Chile 2003 the ITTF World Junior Championships is now one of the more prestigious and interesting events on the calendar. Linz in Austria hosted the 2005 Championships, Cairo in Egypt had the honours in 2006 and Palo Alto, in the stated of California, U.S.A. did the work in 2007. All of these organizers managed to put their own spin on the tournament truly meeting high organizational demands. Much of the success can be credited the continental qualification sys-

tem for the team events which efficiently reduces the number of participants competing in the Championships. At the moment 16 teams in each category qualify for the team event with an additional ranking selection of individual players joining for the singles and doubles competitions. Owing to unfortunate circumstances the Auckland, North Shore bid from New Zealand faulted in late April forcing the International Table Tennis Federation to temporarily move away from the continental rotation and hold the event in Madrid, Spain. The future however looks excellent with organizers lined up to serve the needs all the way to 2012. Cartagena in Colombia will host the 2009 event whilst in 2010 it will be Bratislava in Slovakia, in 2011 Manama in Bahrain and in 2012, the South African city of Cape Town. Already from the first point played in Chile, the Asian countries have dominated the action on the floor showcasing talent after talent forcing all the other continents to take a close look at junior development.

Asian Domination The domination has been brutal at times. Out of the 42 gold medals possible, Europe has won one gold medal whilst power houses like China, Japan and Korea all have tasted victory for the mighty Asian continent. The lone European hero came out of nowhere in Linz 2005 as the unseeded German Patrick Baum overcame Jun Mizutani from Japan in the Boys' Singles final. For the other continents the road to success is both long and hard. Years of development work and ITTF Global Junior Programme investments are however starting to show, especially in Latin America and Africa were the talent level in general remains high. In both Oceania and in North America the International Table Tennis Federation needs to establish a dynamic approach that captures the basic interest for table tennis. One main obstacle for those two continents is the hard financial situation which faces organizers of medium to large international sporting events. Nevertheless, by working in harmony with the International Table Tennis Federation such obstacles can be overcome and excellence achieved. “With the Future in Mind”, who knows what may be achieved.

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WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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he organisation of Forums in each continent was the basis of the ITTF Women's Working Group following the Volkswagen 48th World Championships in Shanghai in 2005; the continental gatherings were cornerstone of the programme but activities were not just restricted to those gatherings. The International Table Tennis Federation had a strong presence at a range of prestigious meetings that focused on the promotion of women in sport. Lilamani de Soysa, the ITTF Project Manager, addressed a gathering of over 700 delegates at the 4th World Conference on Women and Sport held in Kumamoto, Japan from 11th to 14th May 2006, whilst later in the year, as a result of the meeting in Kumamoto, she promoted a “Think Tank” to help promote the presence of women in sport at the ITTF offices in Lausanne. Furthermore, a close liaison was established with the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) in Lausanne with the International Table Tennis Federation, co-organising a women’s sports management seminar in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Successful meetings and one of the very positive effects was the organisation of a Women’s Network with several other international federations, based in Lausanne, being present. However, it was the continental forums that provided the basis for the work of the Women's Group. Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania all held Women's Forums with North America and Latin America combining to promote the Pan American point of view. All signed the Brighton Declaration

Lilamani de Soysa, the ITTF Project Manager and driving force behind the Women’s Working Group

The Brighton Declaration was formulated at the First International Conference for Women and Sport, which was held in the English city of Brighton from 5th to 8th May 1994. Organised by the British Sports Council and supported by the International Olympic Committee, the conference specifically addressed the issue of how to accelerate the process of change that would redress the imbalances women face in their participation and involvement in sport.

African Table Tennis Federation and Henri Djombo, the President of the Congo Table Tennis Federation, made welcome speeches with the principal speaker being Lilamani de Soysa. She addressed those gathered on the theme: `The Vision of the International Table Tennis Federation and its Women's Development Programme'. Lilamani de Soysa was followed by speeches from Muana Mbuta, General Secretary of Congo Democratic Table Tennis Association, Mahoungou from the Congo National Olympic Committee, Yvette Diomi Ndongolu, President of the Women's League in Congo Democratic and Empilo Seder from the Ministry of Sport The Forum concluded with the signing of the Africa Pledge, a document that supported the objectives of the Brighton Agreement and the ITTF Women's Working Group. A successful forum and the period 2005-2008 was a busy time for the women’s programme in Africa with courses being held in Botswana, Congo, Congo DR and Liberia.

Africa

Asia

The first of the Continental Women's Forums to be held was in Congo Brazzaville on 14th February 2007; over 150 men and women from 14 countries participated. Chérif Hajem, the President of the

The first Asian Women's Continental Forum was held on Saturday 22nd September 2007 in Yangzhou, China on the occasion of the China Mobile Asian Table Tennis Championships. Delegates from 16 Asian Table Tennis

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Union member associations attended the conference with 13 female Yangzhou University students also being present. The theme of the forum was in the form of a question: "How gender equitable is Asian table tennis?" Speakers included Christina Chee from the Asian Women Working Group, Shahroukh Shahnazi, Deputy President of the Asian Table Tennis Union, Lilamani de Soysa, Yu Jin, Professor and Deputy Dean of the College of Physical Education of Yangzhou University, Afshin Badiee the Development Officer of the Asian Table Tennis Union, Cindy Leung, the Deputy Chair of the ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee, Chan Foong Keong, Continental Vice President for Asia, and Claude Bergeret, Executive Vice President of the International Table Tennis Federation. The topics discussed were both thought provoking and wide ranging with three major conclusions being reached. In the first place efforts to increase the number of female coaches by keeping female members of national teams involved in sport should be made, a position for a woman should be created on the Executive Board of the Asian Table Tennis Union and for the Congress, held at the Asian Championships, where two delegates are present, one should be female. A thought provoking forum and also the courses held during the 2005-2008

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Continental Opportunities


PHOTO COURTESY OF GLENN TEPPER

period promoted much discussion with India, Iran, Laos, Malaysia being host nations.

Europe The continent of Europe saw courses for women held in Malta, Slovenia, Serbia and Sweden with the Women's Forum being staged on 29th March 2007 at the Liebherr European Championships in Belgrade with the theme being “The athlete's career after table tennis”. Stefano Bosi, the President of the European Table Tennis Union, opened proceeding to be followed by Lilamani de Soysa, Dr June Canavan, Danièle Salva, Claude Bergeret, Dorte Kronsell and Petra Sörling who brought matters to an end with a vote of thanks. Lilamani de Soysa spoke on the subject “The ITTF Vision for women in table tennis” with Dr June Canavan, the keynote speaker focussing on the topic “Retirement of Elite Athletes, What part do health factors play?” She concentrated her attentions on the mental and physical problems faced by athletes competing at high level, the reasons for a career ending and the difficulties faced adjusting to a different lifestyle. Danièle Salva from the French National Olympic Committee addressed the question of keeping elite female athletes involved in sport once their careers are over whilst Claude Bergeret spoke on the subject: "What the ITTF expects of you", with Dorte Kronsell providing a list of recommendations entitled "Europe Commits to Education". The Forum was followed by a two day coaches seminar which targeted 10 coaches and was led by Glenn Tepper, with the aim being to increase the number of female coaches able to deliver courses for the International Table Tennis Federation.

Oceania The Cook Islands, Palau and Vanuatu were the homes for women’s courses in the period 2005-2008 with Tahiti being the host for the Oceania Women's Forum on Sunday 6th July 2008 which 30 representatives from throughout the Oceania Table Tennis Federation attended. Proceedings began with Hinari Ng Kwai Susi, President of the Federal Youth Commission of Tahiti welcoming everyone, followed by Anolyn Lulu, Oceania representative on the ITTF Women's Working Group and Patrick Gillmann, President of the Oceania Table Tennis Federation. The opening address over it was down to business. Alice Bremond, representing the Ministry in charge of Women's Affairs and Nancy Tehei, General Secretary of the Tahitian National Olympic Committee, made inspiring speeches about the situation of women and sport in French Polynesia and the enormous challenges still facing women in the region. Next on the agenda was Susie Yee

The coaches seminar at the Liebherr European Championships in 2007

from Fiji, the Oceania representative on the International Women's Group. She spoke about the role Melanesian Women could play in the women and sport movement with Rosaline Blake from the Cook Islands delivering the ensuing address with a talk entitled: “The empowerment of women leaders in decision-making roles”. Other Tahitian speakers including Dr. Maire Tuheiava, a nutritionist and Sandra Levy-Agami, a member of the Tahitian Parliament and Deputy President of the Board of Polynesian Women, addressed those present. Speeches from local representatives at an end, Lilamani de Soysa detailed the progress made by the ITTF Women's Development Programme and encouraged all present to participate fully in the efforts being made to further the cause of women in sport. Further speeches followed from Andrew Hubbard, the Oceania Development Officer and Claude Bergeret. Andrew Hubbard described the progress that had been made in Oceania in recent years whilst Claude Bergeret reported on the survey conducted by the International Olympic Committee on International Federations which had been published after the Athens Olympic Games.

Pan America A total of 60 delegates from both North America and Latin America attended the Pan American Women's Forum in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2008. The high attendance reflected the positive efforts that had been made in both Latin America and North America to promote the female cause with Argentina, Costa Rica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago being the hosts in Latin America whilst in North America, Canada provided the home for three courses. “Creating Projects” was the them of the Forum with representatives from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and the host nation

Argentina being present. Dr. Néstor Tench, President of the Argentine Table Tennis Federation, gave the welcome message to open the Forum being followed by Melecio Rivera, the President of the Latin American Table Tennis Union. The opening speeches over, Claude Bergeret and Lilamani de Soysa addressed the meeting being followed by Bruce Burton, the President of the North American Table Tennis Union. Extensive discussions ensued with a series of conclusions being formulated. The major recommendations were that each continent should have a woman on their Executive Committee and form a Women's Working Group with scholarships being awarded to each continent for a woman to attend the forthcoming Women in Sport Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Players The Forums gave the continents the opportunity to express their views and the players and coaches were also given their chance. In this respect, the Volkswagen Women’s World Cup in 2007 in Chengdu was a watershed. A fashion show, where innovative designs to improve the image of table tennis, was staged; whilst a meeting with players and coaches was also organised. Both received positive reviews; the meeting with players and coaches is now being an established part of the annual Women’s World Cup. Valuable prize money is on offer at the prestigious event with the advent of equal prize money for men and women at all events organised under the auspices of the International Table Tennis Federation being a major achievement. The move to equality has put table tennis at the vanguard of sport and thanks to close co-operation between all agencies, not only table tennis for women moves forward, the whole sports of table tennis advances. It is a positive and exciting era.

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UMPIRES AND REFEREES COMMITTEE The umpire has the best seat in the house

The arm of the law

Responding to Needs he years 2005 to 2008 saw a growth in tournaments organized under auspices of the International Table Tennis Federation; notably more countries staged ITTF Junior Circuit events and several of these were in the developing regions of the world. An immediate effect was that there was a need for more umpires and referees; therefore, it was a busy four years for the Umpires and Referees Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation.

received with an aim of better co-operation and a wider spectrum of activities for the Umpires and Referees Committee being developed. It was agreed that more focus would be placed on the training of match officials in developing countries and to promote umpires and referees in these regions by introducing a pathway for higher levels of achievement. Progress since the 2004 Athens Olympic Games had been made in several areas. On the ITTF website updated Handbooks for Match Officials, Tournament Referees had been published as had details of Basic Umpires Courses; whilst updated Advanced Umpires Training Course materials had been distributed to all course conductors involved in umpires and referees courses.

Linz 2006

Education

A special meeting of the Umpires and Referees Committee plus those responsible for administration within the International Table Tennis Federation was held in Linz in 2005 during the World Junior Table Tennis Championships. The long term and short term goals of Umpires and Referees Committee were established. Positive feedback was

Meanwhile in the same period of time a great deal of attention had been paid to umpires education, training and certification. Advanced Train-the-Trainer Workshops for all active course conductors with an aim of achieving consistency during evaluation of umpires had been conducted.

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Also, two Basic Umpires Courses, 10 Advanced Umpires Training Courses and over 400 field of play evaluations at 14 different events were held with 47 new Blue Badge Umpires being certified. In addition the year 2005 saw one International Referee Course conducted, five new International Referees certified and course conductors being sent to the International Referees Conference organised by the European Table Tennis Union.

Working Group Furthermore, a Working Group was established to develop working documents and training materials for referees' education and for maintaining consistency of referees' procedures in major ITTF competitions. Thanks to the co-operation of the organisers and the host association, the new working documents and proposed procedures were observed fully in Liebherr World Championships in Bremen in 2006. Meanwhile, a new approach on the nomination and selection procedures was introduced for World title events. Invitations for nomination were sent to all associations and a balanced mixture of more senior and younger umpires was established.


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PHOTO BY RÉMY GROS

A close inspection

The reason was to ensure that the legacy of experience could be carried over to future events.

ly programmes that would be accessible for referees to conduct draws, schedules and manage results.

Policy Continued

Growth

The year 2006 witnessed an Advanced Train-the-Trainer Workshop for all active Course Conductors, the principal aim once again being to achieve consistency during training and the evaluation of umpires. It was a busy year, seven Advanced Umpires Training Courses were conducted involving 88 participants, 51 new Blue Badge International Umpires were certified, 597 field of play evaluations were conducted at 12 different events and Course Conductors were sent to administer Basic Umpires Courses in several developing countries. Additionally the year saw the Referee Training and Certification Programme being revamped to include three new modules, namely Rules Interpretation and Application, Technical Aspects, Communication and Presentation Skills.

Growth was very much the key word and in 2006 there was growth in the number of officials who gained qualifications. A total of 65 Associations with 634 candidates took part in the 2006 International Umpires Examination, 315 new International Umpires were certified, a pass rate of 49.7%, four International Umpire Training Courses were conducted to prepare candidates before the examination with Iran organizing the country's first ever International Umpire's Training course. Forty-one candidates, 21 women and 20 men participated in the course; 39 candidates successfully passed the end of course examination.

Appointment In order to promote what had become a very busy programme, England's Richard Scruton, the Referee at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, was employed on halftime basis. The task facing the Englishman was to develop education materials; one of the major targets being to design user friend-

Database The effect of the increase in the number of umpires necessitated a new database for umpires and referees which by 2007 was fully functional. In 2007, the Umpires and Referees Committee had two meetings during the Liebherr World Championships in Zagreb; four Advanced Umpires Training Courses and 369 field of play evaluations were conducted at 11 events with a further 39 new Blue Badge umpires being certified.

Standard Certificate A standard ITTF Certified Umpire Course was realised and Course Conductors were sent to promote these courses in developing countries. Two new courses were developed specifically for developing countries who do not have their own Umpires and Referees Committees; the courses in question were the Basic Certified Umpires and Basic Certified Referees Courses. Also, the Handbook for Match Officials was updated with a project started to review the Blue Badge programme after five years experience. Meanwhile, a first pilot course using the new educational materials was conducted in January 2008 as were two referee conferences; the goal of the conferences being to upgrade all current referees with the new materials that had become available.

Records Maintained In addition, the results of the Blue Badge examinations and field of play evaluations were recorded on a new Umpires and Referees Committee database on the ITTF website; a move that was welcomed by all and assisted in enhancing the officiating of table tennis. A busy time with more detailed organization, greater co-operation and an increase in the number of referees and umpires achieved by the end of 2008. The goals set in 2005 had been met.

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PARA TABLE TENNIS

Integration Moving Forward PHOTO BY GAEL MARZIOU

BY LEANDRO OLVECH ITTF Co-ordinator of Development Programs

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hree years ago in the cold city of Oslo, Norway, the first World Coaching Conference for Table Tennis for athletes with disabilities was organised. During those times the name of the governing body was International Paralympic Table Tennis Committee (IPTTC); it worked under the umbrella of the International Paralympic Committee.

Aim of Conference The aim of the conference was to bring together all elite coaches and try to spread knowledge and compile information that, up to that time, was not documented. The International Table Tennis Federation was invited to take part and Glenn Tepper, Director of the ITTF Development Programs, attended to present the ITTF Coaching Scheme that was recently introduced. At the time, the situation was that the ITTF Level One Coaches Courses was a total of 24 hours, four days, each day with a six hour session. It was proposed to have a fifth day exclusively for table tennis for athletes with a disability. It was a watershed, it was the start of the integration of International Table Tennis Federation and Para Table Tennis in terms of the development. The outcome of the conference was the creation of a Coaching Committee whose first task was to create the content for those six hours of education. After a year and with some regional coaching conferences in Europe and the Americas, materials started to be written by different coaches, classifiers, medical doctors and psychologists. However, the resources compiled were for far more than six hours; so the idea of a coaching manual was discussed. In the meantime the International Paralympic Table Tennis Committee advanced negotiations, which had started in 2002, to become part of the International Table Tennis Federation. Finally the manual in English was released in early 2008 together with the second edition of the ITTF Level One Manual. The motto “One Sport, One Family� that reflects the atmosphere of the integration was included in all resources used in the coaching courses. During 2008 the contract between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Table Tennis Federation was signed; the result is that table tennis for the disabled is now governed by the International Table Tennis Federation. The

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The Paralympic Games in Beijing saw integration in action

International Paralympic Table Tennis Committee has changed to Para Table Tennis (PTT). The change underlines the policies of all Paralympic sports, even if the disabilities are recognized, people now pay more attention to what the para athletes can do, instead of what they can't. They can play table tennis; therefore, it is logical that the movement is now under the umbrella of the International Table Tennis

attract public, media and advertisers. A feature of the ITTF Development Program is the promotion of the participation of women in all aspects of the sport and since its inception a very busy lady has been involved with Para Table Tennis. Argentina's Alejandra Gabaglio has introduced new topics to the ITTF Women Working Group agenda, such as the special needs for women with disability.

Federation. Since the integration started many combined coaching courses have been held. Many of those courses were organized in countries where there were no activities of Para Table Tennis or where they had never participated in Para Table Tennis international tournaments; such countries to benefit were Guyana, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Cyprus or New Zealand. The progress was possible thanks to the integration. Evelio Alvarez, Latin America Development Officer started to include the Para Table Tennis component in his courses, Scott Houston, the new Oceania Development Officer will do the same in his area.

Paralympic Games

Umpires and Referees In the Umpires and Referees sphere, it was decided that Para Table Tennis will not organize such course for officials in the future. One step behind? No, just the opposite. The ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee decided to include the Para Table Tennis topics in their educational programme; so there is no need to organize independent education for Para Table Tennis. Many of the Para Table Tennis specific rules were adopted in the ITTF handbook. Para Table Tennis will start 2009 with the Para Tour, similar to the ITTF Pro Tour, with the aim to promote the sport and

The Paralympic Games was the first event under the umbrella of the International Table Tennis Federation and the impact was most definitely noticed. Strong support was received to co-ordinate the actions with events covered thoroughly on the ITTF website. Star of the show in Beijing for Para Table Tennis was Poland's Natalia Partyka. She became the first table tennis player to compete in both Olympics and Paralympics; she made history and she became the image of the integration. The first years of integration were excellent; undoubtedly the future looks promising and will be even better. Most certainly it is now one sport one family.


COURSES 2005-2008 2005 Africa

Egypt

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Africa

Egypt

Technical Delegate Course

Jiri Danek, Nico Verspeelt

Americas

Argentina Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Americas

Argentina ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro, Norma Patiño

Americas Americas

Argentina Technical Delegate Course Argentina Umpires Course

Jiri Danek, Christian Lillieroos, Nico Verspeelt, Leandro Olvech Delano Lai Fatt, Karol Ziduliak

Americas

Brazil

ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro, Norma Patiño

Americas

Brazil

ATTC Umpires Course

Delano Lai Fatt

Americas

U.S.A.

ATTC Umpires Course

Americas

Venezuela ATTC Classification Seminar

Karol Ziduliak Nadia Vaccaro

Europe

Czech Republic Umpires Course

Mladen Solar

Europe

Germany

Umpires Course

Michael Geiger

Europe

Romania

Umpires Course

Jacky Simon

Europe

Slovakia

Umpires Course

Karol Ziduliak

Europe

Slovenia

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Europe

Slovenia

Umpires Course

Mladen Solar

Europe

Slovenia

Umpires Course

Albert Rooijmans

Europe

Spain

Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio, Leandro Olvech

Europe

Spain

Course Conductors Training

Alejandra Gabaglio, Leandro Olvech

2008

Americas

Venezuela ATTC Introduction to Paralympic Sports Leandro Olvech

Americas

Argentina ATTC Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Asia

Hong Kong Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Americas

Bolivia

ATTC Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Brazil

ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro

ATTC Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Asia

Iran

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Americas

Asia

Iran

Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Americas

Chile

Asia

Korea

Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Americas

Colombia ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro

Asia

Malaysia

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Americas

Colombia Coaching Course

Evelio Alvarez

Cindy Leung

Americas

Cuba

ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro, Norma Patiño

Cuba

ATTC Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Asia

Malaysia

Umpires Course

Asia

Malaysia

Technical Delegate Course

Jiri Danek, Silas Chiang, Nico Verspeelt

Americas

Europe

Italy

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Americas

Ecuador

Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Leandro Olvech

Europe

Italy

European Coaches Forum

Alessandro Arcigli

Americas

Ecuador

Olympic Solidarity Course Conductors Training Leandro Olvech

Europe

Italy

Technical Delegate Course

Jiri Danek

Americas

El Salvador Coaches Course

Evelio Alvarez

Guyana

Women’s Coaches Course

Alejandra Gabaglio Evelio Alvarez

Europe

NetherlandsUmpires Course

Nico Verspeelt

Americas

Europe

Norway

Christian Lillieroos, Leandro Olvech, Aart Kruimer

Americas

Haiti

Coaches Course

Americas

Jamaica

Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Leandro Olvech

Americas

Jamaica

Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Leandro Olvech

World Coaching Conference

2006 Americas

Argentina ATTC Classification Seminar

Rafael Cayere, Nadia Vaccaro, Cintia Mariño

Americas

Jamaica

Olympic Solidarity Course Conductors Training Leandro Olvech

Americas

Argentina ATTC Coaching Course

Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio

Americas

Paraguay

Coaches Course

Evelio Alvarez

Americas

U.S.A.

ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro, Norma Patiño

Americas

Peru

Coaches Course

Evelio Alvarez

Americas

U.S.A.

ATTC Umpires Course

Karol Ziduliak

Americas

Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Ramon Ortega

Asia

China

Umpires Course

Steven Lee

Americas

Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Ramon Ortega

Asia

Malaysia

Umpires Course

Cyril Sen

Americas

Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Ramon Ortega

Europe

Slovakia

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Asia

China

Umpires Course

Europe

Switzerland Coaches Forum

Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio

Asia

China

ITTF International Referees Conference Cindy Leung

Europe

Switzerland Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Asia

Iran

Classification Seminar

Europe

Cyprus

Olympic Solidarity Coaches Course Leandro Olvech Olympic Solidarity Course Conductors Training Leandro Olvech

2007

Cindy Leung

Aart Kruimer

Europe

Cyprus

Americas

Argentina ATTC Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Europe

Luxembourg ITTF International Referees Conference Cindy Leung

Americas

Argentina Women’s Coaches Course

Alejandra Gabaglio

Europe

Poland

Classification Seminar

Americas

Argentina Coaching Course

Evelio Alvarez, Alejandra Gabaglio

Europe

Poland

Coaching Course Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio, Sima Limoochi, Aart Kruimer

Americas

Argentina ATTC Classification Seminar

Nadia Vaccaro, Norma Patiño, Cintia Mariño

Europe

Poland

Course Conductors Training

Leandro Olvech, Alejandra Gabaglio, Sima Limoochi

Americas

Brazil

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer, Norma Patiño, Nadia Vaccaro

Europe

Spain

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer, Norma Patiño

Americas

Brazil

ATTC Americas Women´s Forum Alejandra Gabaglio

Oceania

New Zealand Coaches Course

Americas

Brazil

Umpires Course

Oceania

New Zealand Para Table Tennis Course Conductors Training Alejandra Gabaglio

Americas

Brazil

ATTC Americas Coaches Forum Alejandra Gabaglio, Leandro Olvech

Americas

U.S.A.

ATTC Umpires Course

Asia

Hong Kong Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Asia

Iran

Coaching Course

Alejandra Gabaglio, Leandro Olvech

Asia

Jordan

Goodwill Fund Coaching Course Leandro Olvech

Asia

Korea

Umpires Course

Cindy Leung

Asia

Korea

Classification Seminar

Aart Kruimer

Delano Lai Fatt

Karol Ziduliak

Aart Kruimer

Alejandra Gabaglio

SYNOPSIS By Year 2005 24 Courses 2006 9 Courses 2007 26 Courses 2008 30 Courses Total 89 Courses

By Region Africa 2 Courses Americas 45 Courses Asia Oceania 17 Courses Europe 25 Courses Total 89 Courses

By Course Classification 21 Courses Coaching 37 Courses Umpires 25 Courses Miscellaneous 6 Courses Total 89 Courses

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ITTF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SUPPORTERS PHOTO BY RÉMY GROS

The Best of Motives BY GLENN TEPPER ITTF Director of Development Programs

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Support from Butterfly for South Africa

PHOTO COURTESY OF KHALED EL-SALHY

hen there is minimal chance of return you know that the assistance offers are genuine. Two companies have consistently offered the ITTF Development Program great support in such countries, with the only motive the expansion of our sport and to give those in need the assistance they require.

Stag

PHOTO BY RÉMY GROS

Managing Director,Vivek Kohli, and his brother Rakesh, the Chief Executive Officer, are the public and increasingly well known face of Stag. Since the ITTF Development Program expansion to all continents began in 2001, Stag have been the main equipment supplier. When quotes were requested from all manufacturers, Stag provided their best equipment at a token price. With the logo currently at “106 Countries, One Brand”, if you analyse closely you will see many of these countries are developing countries that have benefited from Stag’s generosity. Stag was a major contributor to the ITTF “Tsunami Rebuilding” project and when Vivek suffered the unexpected loss of his wife recently, he has funded several women’s projects in her honour. Stag has also become a major sponsor of the ITTF Global Junior Programme. Thank you Stag, thank you Vivek, thank you Rakesh.

Stag contributed immensely

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Help from Butterfly at the African Junior Championships in 2007

Butterfly There was no doubt that Butterfly founder Hikosuke Tamasu was the leading philanthropist in the table tennis world, setting up many projects to assist the developing countries and youth worldwide in particular. Kimihiko Tamasu, his son and now Shunsaku Yamada, the President plus Hideyuki Kamizuru the Managing Director are following in his footsteps. The continuity was never in doubt. In this four year period alone, Butterfly has provided large quantities of elite rackets and balls to the Continental Junior Championships of Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Asia for distribution amongst participating countries. They have provided over 50 tables to the ITTF Development Program without condition. They were a major contributor to the ITTF “Tsunami Rebuilding” project;

they funded a special project in a financially disadvantaged but talented region of South Africa, providing training camp, funds, equipment and finally assistance for two juniors and their coach to have the opportunity of a lifetime joining the World Cadet Challenge training camp. Meanwhile, in conjunction with Australia’s David Smythe of Ariston Butterfly and the Head Office in Tokyo, the Oceania Development Program has been sponsored for over ten years by Butterfly, providing over 2,000 rackets, 200 gross of table tennis balls and 200 net and post sets. Butterfly has also been a major sponsor of the ITTF Global Junior Program since inception as well as funding the “Butterfly Junior Scholarships” programme. Thank you Butterfly, thank you thank Tamasu-san, thank you Yamada-san and thank you Yuki-san.


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