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ITTF DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION & TRAINING 2017 Olympic Cycle 2013-2016

ITTF closing in on long term goal to have every country on earth as a member

2015

2013

Global Popularity and Expansion

2013

Winner

2015

Shortlisted

2016

Winner

Winner

2015

Ultimate Sports Federation and Association

Shortlisted

Federation of the Year

2016

Mention d'Honneur

2016

Shortlisted

Shortlisted

2014

Best Governing Body

Shortlisted


DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION TRAINING

Editor Leandro Olvech

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Graphic Designer Carolina Rosso Assistant Editor Wiebke Scheffler Contributors Afshin Badiee, Michael Brown, Neven Cegnar, Polona Cehovin, Ahmed Dawlatly, Mohamed Dawlatly, Khaled El-Salhy, Vicky Eleftheriade, Tony Kiesenhofer, Ronald Kramer, Ian Marshall, Pere Miró, James Morris, Ramón Ortega Montes, Mireille Tallon, Glenn Tepper, Juan Vila, Thomas Weikert, Caifeng Yang, Cai Zhenhua. Photographers ITTF wishes to acknowledge Remy Gros, Saverio Lombardo, Arthur Morar, Regis Colombo and all other photographers that contributed to the magazine Printed by Minsun, Shanghai

Development Films

Technical Lectures

Education & Training Films

Coaching Films

CONTENTS

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Welcome Messages

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Development and Education & Training Projects Summary

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Facts & Figures

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Flow Chart

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Overview

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Internet and Social Media

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Supporters

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World Table Tennis Day

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DNA-Developing National Associations

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Humanitarian Projects

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Coach Accreditation System

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Athlete Development Model + Rough Diamonds + Mentorship

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International Training Center Network

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Hopes

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With the Future in Mind

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ITTFeducation.com + Spins n skills

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Global Junior Program

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Women’s Development Program

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Para Table Tennis

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Spotlight on Africa

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Spotlight on Asia

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Spotlight on Europe

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Spotlight on Latin America

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Spotlight on North America

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Spotlight on Oceania

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Olympic Solidarity

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China Continental Program

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What´s next?

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Messages

Pere MIRÓ I SELLARES

Thomas WEIKERT

Director Olympic Solidarity The idea of Olympic Solidarity was born more than 50 years ago in order to support a number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) located in countries which had recently become independent. The IOC decided to organise its own assistance program to help the NOCs and, through them, the development of sport and the Olympic ideals. Since then, Olympic Solidarity’s general assistance policy has evolved considerably, both in terms of the variety of programs offered and the increase in financial resources available. The funds managed by Olympic Solidarity represent the share of the broadcasting rights from the Olympic Games belonging to the NOCs. The main Olympic Solidarity endeavours are to meet the specific needs of respective stakeholders and to adapt as much as possible programs to the situations of each country by applying a policy of flexibility and, hopefully, responding to the diversity of needs and requirements across the five continents. It is important to consolidate the progress made, but also offer new prospects reflected in the main objectives and strategies set by Olympic Solidarity. These include advocating and promoting the Olympic Agenda 2020 values across all Olympic Solidarity programs and activities which cover the main areas of sports development: athletes, coaches, administrators, promotion of the Olympic values, knowledge-sharing and participation in the Games; increasing assistance for athletes and supporting NOCs in efforts to protect clean athletes; and strengthening partnership with the International Federations. This last point is crucial, as the International Federations’ technical expertise, know-how, and knowledge of sport and their sphere of activity are essential to ensuring that the assistance and training programs designed, financed and implemented by Olympic Solidarity can be adapted in the best possible manner to our main stakeholders, i.e. to the 206 NOCs throughout the world, and to their athletes and coaches in particular. Whether by examining athlete scholarship applications, providing access to training centres or sending experts to run technical courses for coaches, the International

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ITTF President Federations work in close collaboration with Olympic Solidarity, and in doing so help to develop sport at all levels, including with the presence of National Federations on the ground. Because it is clear that the fundamental basis for the development of each sport starts at national level, Olympic Solidarity encourages the NOCs and their affiliated National Sports Federations to constantly provide the best possible solutions for their athletes, to improve their organisational structures, to raise their management level and skills, and to make rational and efficient use of the resources available. It goes without saying that the excellent results achieved thus far have only been possible thanks to the very fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration with the International Federations, and particularly with the ITTF for almost 30 years now. Indeed, the technical advice provided by the International Federations to their national bodies is invaluable. One entity cannot work alone and collaboration between all the parties – ITTF, Olympic Solidarity, National Federations and NOCs – is crucial in order to achieve satisfactory results in the mid to long term. Thanks to this collaboration, the funding which has been made available for important projects in relation to the development of table tennis, either from Olympic Solidarity through the NOCs or directly by the ITTF to National Table Tennis Associations, has been used to maximum effect. In my capacity as Director of Olympic Solidarity, I would like to sincerely thank the ITTF for the excellent and fruitful collaboration enjoyed over the past few years, which has been based on openminded and focused discussions. Our joint strategy is to build a lasting legacy of success for table tennis, be it at the level of the athletes, coaches or sports administrators. Together, we are doing our best to build a robust and sustainable high-performance system, to invest in the right areas, and to ensure that the right people are in place and have proper support around them.

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Developing National Associations to realize sound structures for progressA major role for the International Table Tennis Federation is to support national associations in their efforts to develop projects focused on using sport for education, integration and socialization. One key topic is the organisation of administration courses that will help national associations develop their own programs, as well as improving governance. One of our fundamental missions as an International Sport Federation is to promote our sport globally, to be played in each corner of the world. We want to include such minority groups as immigrants, people with disabilities, refugees and women. ALL should have the chance to play table tennis, not only at a high level, also just for fun. Table tennis is popular, universal and inclusive. Notably in the most recent Olympic cycle, the ITTF reached a membership of 222 national associations and became the world´s biggest international federation. However, this should not be our ultimate goal. The impressive number underlines the fact that table tennis is a fantastic sport, played everywhere; we must continue our efforts to develop the sport all around the globe. Hopefully we can integrate the few countries that have National Olympic Committees but no national table tennis association, in the near future. Sport and especially our beloved sport table tennis can break down barriers. Many projects which have left a lasting legacy have been realised; in particular “World Table Tennis Day” and “Table Tennis for All” have caught the imagination. Most sincerely, I thank our Development, Education and Training Team under the guidance of Glenn Tepper, the Head of Operations, for their dedication and innovative efforts to developing table tennis around the globe. Let’s make our sport popular, universal and inclusive. Let’s become better and stronger together!


Messages

Glenn TEPPER ITTF – Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Leandro OLVECH ITTF - Development Director

Polona CEHOVIN ITTF - Education & Training Director

ITTF Development and Education and Training Program began 18 years ago in 1999, with one staff member and a budget of US$60,000 including salary, travel and hospitality. Today there is 10 fulltime staff, over 100 parttime course conductors and over 1.6 million USD in direct program support covering a comprehensive range of projects that continue to expand and innovate and which can be seen throughout this magazine. The long running Continental Development Programs (including support for Continental Development Officers, World Cadet Challenge Continental Teams, Continental Federation administrative support, Coach Education, URC Courses, PTT Courses, Women’s Courses, Training Camps and Equipment Assistance) ; Hopes Program (including National, Regional, Continental, and World Hopes weeks as well as World Hopes Team) ; World Table Tennis Day-April 6 every year as the chance for everyone, everywhere to celebrate our passion for table tennis; Online Education (through ITTFEducation.com and Spins and Skills Coaching videos) ; our social programs through DreamBuilding; and the ITTF International Training Center Network, “With the Future in Mind” Scholarships, and Mentorship Program supporting our players and coaches all form part of a plethora of support for table tennis worldwide. “ITTF DNA”-Developing National Associations is the key motto and guiding principle moving into the new quadrennial and all the above programs together with our newest project “ITTF Administration Course” will lead this pathway. ITTF, already the leading International Sports Federation (IF) in terms of membership with 222 countries is very close to achieving the goal of being the first IF to have every country in the world as a member, with 4 countries remaining at the time of print.

The dream of bringing table tennis to every corner is getting closer, during the last Olympic Cycle five new member Associations were recruited and we expect the other four to be part of the ITTF family soon if not already done when you have this magazine in your hands. That would mean to have ALL countries in the World as ITTF members for the first time for any sport! Development is for us not only a question of quantity, it means also quality and improving the services to our family. More than 600 courses have been organized during this cycle, which means 20% more than the previous, we are assisting the National Associations to run their own courses as well for a sustainable expansion. An expansion that considers everyone, like the newly APRIL 6 World Table Tennis Day which is an excellent tool to reach more people being Inclusive, Popular and Universal. The first two editions of the WTTD were celebrated with 354 events in a total of 108 countries! We keep building our dreams with projects expanding like the Nittaku Dream Building in El Salvador, which started with 11 centres preventing children from being recruited by the gangs, has nowadays 19 venues. A project in rural Uganda, keeps helping to reduce school dropping rates. The latest Table Tennis for NepALL in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) has been launched to promote the table tennis for people with a disability. Furthermore, there is the recognition from the sport community. Peace and Sport recognised the World Table Tennis Day with an award, same as Sport Accord which applauded the Ping Pong Paix project in Burundi and Congo DR. SportBusiness placed the ITTF as #1 International Sport Federation in “Global Popularity and Expansion”, Beyond Sport shortlisted us a Best Sport Governing Body twice and multiple films of social projects gained honours in Milano´s “Sport Movies & TV Award”. Now, the future looks even brighter, just check the section “What is next” to have an idea. My thanks all development staff and course conductors for the teamwork, the ITTF Executive Committee, Continental and National Associations for their co-operation and support; also a special mention to Glenn Tepper for his continual advice. I believe we have not reached our limits; that is our motivation. Table tennis is for all, for everyone, everywhere!

“Talents are born everywhere”, “knowledge is power” and “think globally, act locally” are few of the guiding principles that the ITTF Education & Training Program is pursuing with its activities aiming for (a better) future and for (the road toward) excellence. In the 2013-2016 Olympic Cycle the ITTF Athlete Development Model got full shape and we are proud that today it encompasses a continuous and sustainable pathway oriented toward high performance and elite sport. It starts with the Hopes, our most popular program that all the six Continents and also many National Associations worldwide have fully embraced. From talents we move to prospects with the Rough Diamonds and even more so with the well-established “With the Future in Mind” scholarship program that offers a fast-track to the most promising Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games candidates. Players, whom we often first meet at their early age of 10 during the Hopes, can embark with us on a journey that may last 10 years and conclude it by becoming Olympians. Isn’t that fabulous? However, the above incentives are related to training, which represented the core in the initial years of the Program. In the last couple of years we have become more aware of the need not only to provide opportunities for players, but above all to offer tools to coaches enabling them to learn, develop and finally significantly improve coaching in their home environments. We believe that this approach is the only one that may ultimately bring success hence the educational side has become an important pillar of all our training-related projects. Besides, it also materializes in specially designed projects, like for example the Mentorship Program, e-learning via the educational platform ITTFEducation.com and the ITTF YoutTube channel and finally, through the access to some of the best training and educational hubs in the World, i.e. the International Training Centers members of the ITTF Network. Players, coaches and officials have probably never had so many opportunities to train and learn as they do today, but our mission is far from accomplished; through partnerships we have to make sure that the numerous opportunities are exploited to their maximum, which in due time shall result in the acknowledgement that not only talents are born everywhere, but also champions are! A sincere note of thanks to everyone, who believes in this – my staff colleagues and all our experts, our sponsors and partners, and last, but not least, to all the players, coaches, National Associations’ and Continental Federations’ representatives, who travel with us!

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Development and Education & Training At a Glance Hopes

Women´s Development

Coach Accreditation System

International Training Center Network Para Table Tennis Development

Online Education

Rough Diamonds Olympic Solidarity Courses

Mentorship Program

Match Officials Education

Road to Youth Olympic Games

Training Camps

Young Umpire Project

Administration Course

Table Tennis for ALL World TT Day 6th APRIL

Dreambuilding Ambassadorships

Spins n Skills Coaching Films

Equipment Assistance

Dream Building

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With the Future in Mind Athlete Scholarships


2000 NIUE 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2001 SAMOA 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2002 SOLOMON ISLANDS - MONACO 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2004 MONTENEGRO - COOK ISLANDS 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2005 AFGHANISTAN - DJIBOUTI - SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

2003 TUVALU - NIGER - MALAWI - LIBERIA - LESOTHO - KOSOVO - EAST TIMOR

1999 CENTRAL AFRICA - KIRIBATI - HAITI - ANDORRA

Number of ITTF members

total amount since 1999: 1956 activities, last quadrennial: 492 courses

from Olympic Solidarity, 15 % of the total

• 597 activities were organized • Around 17.500 people

• 86 activities

• 161 National Associations

• 219 of these activities

included education about Para Table Tennis, 37% of the total.

were donated, while in the last quadrennial it was 128

• 185 equipment packages with tables, scorers, rackets, balls attended ITTF activities all around the world. • As in the last quadrennial, 37% of them were women.

of different levels and languages were distributed. 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2009 CAYMAN ISLANDS - PAPUA NEW GUINEA 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207

2010 ANGUILLA - SWAZILAND - NORFOLK ISLAND 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205

2011 WALLIS AND FUTUNA - TOKELAU - CURACAO - ANTIGUA BARBUDA - MOZAMBIQUE - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210

217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215

2012 CHAD - SAINT MAARTEN

202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2008 BELIZE 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2013 BONAIRE

200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2007 NAURU - COMOROS 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202

222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220

ITTF is now Nº 1 in term of the number of National Associations among all International Sports Federations

220 221 222 223 224 225 226

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218

2014 MALI - US VIRGIN ISLANDS

195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

2006 MARSHALL ISLAND - MYANMAR 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200

2015 SAO TOME & PRINCIPE - SOUTH SUDAN

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197

2016

Period 1999 - 2016

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

YEAR

184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226

NEW ITTF MEMBERS ITTF Development Program began in 1999. The ITTF Membership at that time was 180. Since that time the ITTF Development Program has been actively targeting all remaining countries with the aim to have table tennis played in every corner of the world. Currently ITTF has the highest membership of all International Sports Federations

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Stats from 2013 - 2016

• A total of 181 experts from 38 countries

represented the ITTF internationally total amount since 1999: 365 experts from 90 countries, last quadrennial: 116 experts from 49 countries.

were supported through activities or equipment donations or hosted a development activity.

• 56 of these experts are certified ITTF Coach Education Scheme Course Conductors.

• 8469 ITTF Coaching Manuals

• 16 of these ITTF Coach Accreditation Scheme Course Conductors are also ITTF Coach Accreditation Scheme Trainers

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ITTF

Judit FARAGO CEO jfarago@ittfmail.c

DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION & TRAINING

PROGRAMS FLOW CHART 2017

Raul CALIN DIRECTOR OPERATIONS & OLYMPIC/ PARALYMPIC GAMES rcalin@ittfmail.com

Karl JINDRAK DIRECTOR COMPETITION kjindrak@ittfmail.com

1999-2016

Steve DAINTON DIRECTOR MARKETING sdainton@ittfmail.com

2013-2016

Top 10 Course Conductors HISTORIC

Top 10 Course Conductors

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Evelio ALVAREZ (CUB)

91

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Ahmed DAWLATLY

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Ahmed DAWLATLY (EGY)

71

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Ramón ORTEGA MONTES

33

3

Roman PLESE (CRO)

64

3

Michael BROWN

31

4

Glenn TEPPER (AUS)

58

4

Richard MCAFEE

26

5

Steve DAINTON (AUS)

52

5

Christian LILLIEROOS

23

6

Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP) 50

6

Aleksey YEFREMOV

22

34

7

Richard MCAFEE (USA)

49

7

Georg SILBERSCHMIDT

18

8

Jarek KOLODZIEJCZYK (POL)

44

8

Francisco SEIJAS

14

Michael BROWN (AUS)

44

9

Leandro OLVECH

13

Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

43

Mohamed ATOUM

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Leandro Olvech (ARG)

42

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Kaka LAWSON

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Ramon ORTEGA DEVELOPMENT OFFICER rmontes@ittfmail.com

Some of the ITT

A. ADBEL-FATAH F. ALMENDAR

S. CHERMETTE

E. CHRISTIANS

A. GABAGLIO

M. GADAL

B. KAFFO

P. KARLSSON

J. MACASKILL

A. MATTENET

M. POUND

D. POWELL

L. XIAODONG

L. YASUDA

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"ITTF wishes to thank all Course Conductors for their contribution to developing Table Tennis worldwide."

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LATIN AMERICA


com

Glenn TEPPER DEPUTY CEO gtepper@ittfmail.com

Leandro OLVECH DIRECTOR DEVELOPMENT lolvech@ittfmail.com

NORTH AMERICA

Mireille TALLON DEVELOPMENT OFFICER m mireillet@ ittfnorthamerica.com

Polona CEHOVIN DIRECTOR EDUCATION & TRAINING pcehovin@ittfmail.com

ASIA

EUROPE

Neven CEGNAR DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ncegnar@gmail.com

AFRICA - OCEANIA

Afshin BADIEE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER afshin@pajand.net

Michael BROWN ITTF AND AFRICA-OCEANIA DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR mbrown@ittfmail.com

Daniela GOMES DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION & TRAINING PROJECTS OFFICER dgomes@ittfmail.com

Dejan PAPIC EDUCATION & TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR dpapic@ittfmail.com

TF Course Conductors during the period 2013 - 2016

RIZ

E. ALVAREZ

SSON S. CHRISTOPHE

R. ARMENDARIZ

M. ATOUM

M. BASSYONI

B. BATINIC

J. BERNER

D. BORKOVIC

T. BOROS

K. BRAND

T. CABRERA

R. CALIN

J. FISHER

B. CLARKE

G. COYDAN

A. CRUZ

J. CRUZ

S. DAINTON

D. DELPRATT

P. DYREFORS

A. EDWARDS

C. ESNARD

S. GARRO

C. GAUTHIER

M. GHARIB

T. GHEORGHE

S. GILLESPIE

C. GRUNDISCH

N. GUIGON

S. HANFFOU

C. HOLTZ

H. ISMAIL

E. JELER

N

F. KARSAI

C. KEONG

A. KHAN

J. KNOLL

P. KOATZ

P. KORBEL

K. LAWSON

T. LE CAILL

C. LILLIEROOS

S. LIMOOCHI

W. LIQIN

T

R. MCAFEE

S. PANDIT

N. PARTYKA

L. PEREZ

G. SILBERSCHMIDT

J. STEFAK

R. RAMOS

A. YEFREMOV

P. MOLODZOFF

P. RINGEL

L. YIP

R. MUGWANYA

M. NUNEZ

C. ROULEAU

F. SEIJAS

Y. ZHANG

M. ZWIPP

M. OSTERMANN

C. SEN

M. SUPRENANT

P. PEREZ

J. PERSSON

K. TELLAA

J. URH

P. PETER-PAUL

T. VIEGAS

C. CHEE

C. FREDDY

J. JING

R. MABROUK

N. PETIT

D. WAGNER

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DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING OVERVIEW Development and Education & Training continues to expand in terms of both the number of programs and the complexity of the programs A summary of the programs can be seen on page 6 ,the pathway-our ITTF Athlete Development Model, so important for our players, can be seen on page 22, and what is planned for the coming period can be seen on page

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In fact the entire 64 pages of the magazine highlight the complexity and diversity of programs offered by the ITTF Development and Education & Training Programs. When the ITTF Development Program began in 1999, newly elected president Adham Sharara sat down with Glenn Tepper, the person charged with setting up the ITTF Development Program and ITTF Coach Accreditation system from scratch, and also gave the challenge to have every country in the world as 1

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2016 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, Qatar

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World Table Tennis Day Afghanistan

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2015 Global Coaching Seminar (LUX)

a member of ITTF. At that time there were 180 ITTF members and the dream of 226 members to achieve that goal seemed unlikely. A younger and more naïve Glenn Tepper made the promise that it would be achieved before Adham retired. Fast forward to 2013 and Adham Sharara was elected to a final 4 year term, so technically speaking if the goal was achieved by the 2017 ITTF AGM the promise will have been realised, (despite the fact that Adham resigned mid-term) Only 4 countries (Eritrea, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Bahamas) remain to become the first International Federation to have all countries worldwide as members. ITTF is already the number one sport in terms of membership with 222. At the time of writing, we were on a knife’s edge of achieving the goal set back in 1999.

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Eritrea was a diamond in the rough and during their first course we discovered an existing and active National Association that we were not aware of, so that was one down. The remaining three countries were met during the Rio Olympic Games with President Thomas Weikert, Deputy CEO Glenn Tepper and Development Director Leandro Olvech pushing to activate these 3 countries. By the World Championships in Dusseldorf, 2017, we will either be celebrating this great achievement or to be so close that completing the quest by 2018 is an almost certainty. Having achieved the maximum in quantity the next step, as we have done throughout the last 18 years is to focus on the quality.


ITTF Development and Education & Training

Program Supporters ITTF is deeply indebted to the following supporters

Deutscher Tischtennis-Bund-DTTB (German Table Tennis Federation) Butterfly Butterfly has been a supporter of the ITTF Development Program since inception in 1999, which includes many projects such as: Peace through Ping Pong projects with Peace and Sport (Colombia, East Timor, Burundi, Congo DR) ;Tsunami Rebuilding, South Africa disadvantaged region project, Afghanistan project, equipment packages to 2 countries per year in 2013-2016 period, and many others. Butterfly is also the major funding partner of the ITTF World Hopes project, providing opportunities for talented under 12 players worldwide to be involved in a structured program from National to Continental to World to Hopes Team.

Following the World Championships in Bremen, 2006, DTTB President and Secretary-General at the time, Thomas Weikert and Matthias Vatheuer contacted the ITTF Development Department wanting to support worldwide development though providing equipment packages. This has now been ongoing since 2006 with more than 15 countries receiving a significant package of tables, rackets, balls and scorers. This is not the only area where Germany is active in developing table tennis. In conjunction with German Foreign Ministry and German Table Tennis Federation, the University of Leipzig, has offered a 5 month course for different sports and different languages since 2011 including table tennis. Participants only need to pay airfare. Hospitality and all tuition fees are paid. English-French-Spanish-Arabic speaking developing countries have all benefited. Discussions are also underway to expand the DTTB support in 2017 with coaches to be sent to 2 African countries.

Chinese Table Tennis AssociationDouble Happiness The Continental Training Camp and Education Program called “China in…..” was introduced in 2014, supported by CTTA, funded by Double Happiness and ITTF Dream Building, and has to date include “China in Europe” and “China in Africa” in 2014, “China in Latin America” in 2015 and “China in Oceania” in 2016. “China in North America” is planned for 2017. More details can be found on page 60.

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Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) The Foundation for Global Sports Development is led by the well-respected international duo from USA, David Ulich and Steve Ungerleider. From 2008-2012, GSD has provided US$30,000/annum for projects with a humanitarian leaning connected to the ITTF Development Program. From 2013-2016, this was increased to US$50,000/annum to encompass also ITTF Education & Training projects such as Hopes. For 2017-2018, this will increase again to include “table tennis for development” Refugee Projects and in 2019-2020 to US$100,000 to include components of the ITTF Athlete Development Model supporting young players worldwide.


ITTF wish to express our gratitude for this continual and increasing support.

Program since inception as well as supporting the “Stag ITTF Membership Countdown Assistance Project” whereby the last countries on Earth still not an ITTF member receive a significant package on joining ITTF.

Nittaku “Nittaku-Dream Building in El Salvador” was initiated in 2011 with the aim is to help disadvantaged children in the small Central American country. 11 rural areas were initially targeted. “Our company is always willing to contribute to peace in our country; now we are proud to do the same on an international level in El Salvador”, said Nittaku´s President Mr. Isao Kiteoka. “Also we appreciate the opportunity given by the International Table Tennis Federation.” A highly pleased President and that was also the case with regards to the company’s Deputy General Manager, Mr Chiba. “I am really happy that the ITTF gave us this opportunity, I have been in the table tennis business for 28 years”, he said. “It is the first time that I have been involved in a social program; I hope we can continue with such projects in the future.” The project has now been running for 6 years and continues to expand and grow from strength to strength.

XIOM The South Korean manufacturer Xiom, led by Philip Kim, started an agreement with the ITTF named “Xiom Development Incentive Program” in 2011, where they provide eight equipment packages per year and have supported 48 countries in the last 6 years. Each year, the first eight countries allocated an Olympic Solidarity Technical or a Developing a National Sports Structure Course receive the valuable offer. They have also provided significant support to North Korea in a great show of solidarity and support for their northern brothers and sisters.

iPong provided 135 robots towards various development programs.

Stag Stag has been a supporter of the ITTF Development Program since the beginning and always the first to volunteer assistance for new and special projects especially when with a humanitarian link. Stag has been the supplier for the ITTF Development

Tibhar provided 2000 rackets to assist various development projects.

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WORLD TABLE TENNIS DAY The World Table Tennis Community has a new motivation to celebrate the joy of playing Table Tennis: In 2015 World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) has been establisthed and covers the world every year on April 6 with lots of small and big activities able to gather all kind of people. WTTD forms part of ITTF’s “Table Tennis for ALL” – Program and has the aim to make our sport popular, universal and inclusive. The term “ALL” not only means more people, but also different kinds of people in terms of age, gender, social status, culture and physical ability. Under the slogan “Table Tennis for Everyone, Everywhere” WTTD puts the focus on having fun, not on competition, showing the world the bene-fits and pleasure of playing Table Tennis, bringing people together and ideally engaging new players in the long term. In the first two years, a total of 354 events have been organized in a total of 108 countries being France and India the countries with most realized events (20 and 19 respectively).

The modality of implementation is simple: ITTF hosts one promotional main event each year in a different country and continent and cares about inviting all kind of relevant stakeholders to realize activities for April 6. Support is given through the provision of free and editable promotional material, a toolkit with helpful tips, a newsletter is sent out the weeks prior to the event, special initiatives are awarded and organizers have always the possibility for a direct and personalized contact with ITTF. The real stakeholders are all the many persons out there, doing lots of

activities to put Table Tennis into the spotlight every year on April 6. Activities range from Guinness World Record attempt for most number of players in a table tennis rally, integration of immigrants or the use of Table Tennis for children to avoid engaging with gangs. Some events even combined their celebration with additional noble aims like combating terrorism with Table Tennis Balls or planting trees in desert areas. Many organizers use unusual locations such as bars, shopping centers, pedestrian streets and public squares to celebrate and reach more people.

Why April 6? SIMILAR AIMS - SAME DAY OF CELEBRATION April 6 has been established by the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace inviting all kind of stakeholders to cooperate, observe and raise awareness for the promotion of peace and sustainable development through sports. ITTF contributes to this invitation by organizing the World Table Tennis Day.

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WTTD

Videos give a good overview about what has been done so far: Best of WTTD 2016

lives by the motivation and commitment of every single Table Tennis enthusiast and shows the potential to grow from year to year. Let’s share our passion for Table Tennis! More information about Table Tennis for ALL and past and next WTTDs are given on:

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ITTF DNA - Developing National Associations ITTF DNA-“Developing National Associations” is our guiding philosophy in everything ITTF does, from Coach Education to URC courses to Online Education to Coaching Films to Women’s Courses to PTT Courses to Talent ID through Hopes Program to Competition Manager and Tournament Organizations Courses to Marketing Courses to Coach Mentorship to Athlete Scholarships and many more.

This is a free course, available at dna.ittf.com which can be very useful for both current and new members of National Associations, and can be modulized to target specific positions such as Finance for the Treasurer, or (ideally) done as a whole course. Certification is provided either for the whole course or for the modules completed.

In 2017 ITTF DNA will have a new and very practical support for National Associations with the release of the ITTF Administration Course online.

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Humanitarian Projects Expansion of ITTF Dream Building

Convinced that Table Tennis is an ideal tool for a positive social change, humanitarian responsibility remains high on the ITTF agenda. Between 2013 and 2016, the ITTF, through its Dream Building Program, has supported several tailored projects in all continents bringing table tennis to minority or disadvantaged groups. The concept behind the humanitarian projects is based on Sport for Development, where the technical aspects of table tennis are secondary and the main aim is the human development in a long term and sustainable way. Since its inception, the ITTF Dream Building Program has been recognized by the Sport community with multiple international awards from prestigious organizations working within this field.

Global Partners

Peace & Sport

Peace and Sport (P&S), “L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport” is a neutral international organisation based in the Principality of Monaco under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The stated aim is to use sport as a vehicle for promoting peace in areas of the world that have suffered from conflict or extreme poverty. The ITTF and Peace & Sport have worked together since 2008 and established the “Table Tennis for Peace” program which targeted children from displaced families in Colombia (“Ping Pong Paz” project), children from disadvantaged areas with conflicts among their neighbourhoods in East Timor (“Ping Pong Ba Dame” project) and children from 4 villages with tribal conflicts between them and risks of recruitment as soldiers in Burundi and Congo DR (“Ping Pong Paix” project). The Peace and Sport Cup is another joint project and brought to Qatar professional players from countries divided by ideological or political difference, some now less noticeable with the passage of time, stood side by side. Those players had to compete together as pairs, with some highlights being DPR Korea and Rep. of Korea playing side-by-side, or the doubles pairing of India and Pakistan. April 6, in which both organizations promote together the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, as well as the World Table Tennis Day. Both ITTF and Peace & Sport look to provide opportunities for further engagement of sport within local communities.

Dream Building is the ITTF’s Social Responsibility Program and aims to ensure that: • Developing countries have access to the sport, and using Table Tennis as a means to teach peace and other values • Enough coaching / umpiring / management courses are provided to associations all around the world • Athletes with disabilities can keep their dream burning • Junior athletes are given sufficient opportunities and programs to develop in the sport and achieve their Table Tennis dreams • Countries devastated by natural, or man-made disasters, receive additional aid with rebuilding, courses and equipment packages.

Dream Building Overview

Dreambuilding 2014, Tokyo,Tsunami Kids

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Humanitarian Projects

United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Under the leadership of Mr. Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki Moon, this agency has the task to advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals worldwide and specially with the United Nations member states and its delegates. This advocacy moved in 2012 beyond the politics and bureaucracy into action on the field with an ambitious project. The education of young leaders of developing countries´ NGOs using sport for development and peace. 23 camps were organised, where motivated youth from developing countries were trained on social and sport matters. The ITTF led sessions in all of these camps and plans to continue. In order to

Leandro OLVECH and Michael BROWN greeting the UN Secretary General BAN Ki Moon.

support the follow up, the UNOSDPITTF Dream Building project was launched which provides material and educational assistance to selected youth leader projects after each camp. The selected participants at the camps are particularly committed individuals in local sports and youth organisations in their home countries, where they harness the potential sport offers, for example to integrate people living with disabilities, to strengthen and empower girls and women within their communities, and to teach basic skills to people entering the job market. All the participants strive to harness the social potential of sport to teach values and hence help bring about lasting change. As a broad-based program, the

camp primarily promotes the young people’s leadership skills through lessons on theory and practice, professional exchange, excursions and intercultural learning.

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Ping Sans Frontières (PSF) The international not-for-profit charity organization Ping Sans Frontières works to develop table tennis as an educational tool in developing countries, as well as in France. Their methodology of intervention is to accompany communities in their own development. PSF and the ITTF are partners since 2014 and cooperate in field projects, the World Table Tennis Day and editing a manual on how to build tables locally, with local craftsmen using affordable material. PSF coaches have been trained to deliver Coach Education Courses on behalf of the ITTF. 2013 | 2016 ITTF Development and Education & Training

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Humanitarian Projects

Featured Dream Building Projects

ITTF-UNOSDP Dream Building in Uganda Birungi Lloyd, a young Ugandan rural teacher who participated in the first Youth Leadership Camp held in Doha, decided to use table tennis to improve children´s life when he returned back home after the camp. He is a leader of the Hoima Network of Child Rights Clubs (HONECRIC) which operates in rural schools in Western Uganda, and with the support of the ITTF and UNOSDP, created a project where children must attend school in order to play table tennis. As a result, it brought drop out school rates to an unprecedented low level. Honecric now operates in 52 locations and reaches over 6000 children teaching them life skills like communication, cooperation, teamwork and confidence.

and healthy life. At the end of each year the program celebrates a table tennis festival bringing together participants from all regions. The Japanese Embassy in El Salvador and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency have been involved providing sport equipment and several volunteers while the Salvadorian National Sport Agency (INDES) embraced the project with logistic support.

Haiti Recovery

The task is now to put theory into practice by organising courses, developing the sport in schools, promoting links between the national federation and clubs.

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 the international table tennis community and ITTF moved quickly in order to assist and reinstall the sport in the country. The response was extraordinary and approximately US$150,000 in cash and in-kind donations were collected. The funds raised were used for a comprehensive development program, which started with an Olympic Solidarity funded course but continued until today with regular visits from ITTF experts.

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Nittaku Dream Building in El Salvador aims to prevent children from communities in risk to be engaged in gangs or gang-related activities. It began in 2012 in 11 strategical venues all over the country and after 4 years has been expanded to 19 regions, reaching more than 2000 children. The coaches have been trained not only on technical skills, but also on the social aspects to be seen as role models by the youth, which very often lack proper adult advice. Every month the groups work on different values or topics such as respect, tolerance, self-esteem

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Coach Accreditation System The ITTF Coach Accreditation System began in Performance courses is available in English, French, 2004, as a means to assist those countries without Spanish and Arabic and has sold over 4.000 copies since their own Coach Accreditation System in place. its release in 2008. 552 ITTF Level 1 Courses have been conducted The ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Manual is available worldwide since 2004 (237 in the quadrennial 2013 – in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, 2016). Farsi and Mandarin and has sold over 20.000 118 ITTF Level 2 Courses have been conducted since copies since its release in 2004. 2008 (70 between 2013 and 2016). 9 ITTF Level 3 Courses have been conducted since 2012 The ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual for use (8 between 2013 and 2016). in ITTF Level 2, ITTF Level 3 and ITTF High

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University of Leipzig The International Coaching Course (ITK) is a further qualification course for coaches as well as physical education teachers with a duration of one semester at the Sports Science Faculty of the University of Leipzig. Table Tennis is included among other sports that rotate within the offers from the ITK each year. There have been table tennis courses in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. The German Table Tennis Federation and the ITTF recognize this course as part of their educational scheme. More information here: http://itk.spowi.uni-leipzig.de/

Split University Staged at the Faculty of Kinesiology in the University of Split in Croatia, the University Degree Study Program in Sports Coaching is designed to suit the needs of table tennis players and coaches to actively study regardless of their professional duties in clubs, national teams or current geographical location. A global university education program, organised in liaison with the International Table Tennis Federation and the European Table Tennis Union, the initiative includes and connects more than 20 recognised universities, institutes and academies worldwide.

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ITTF HOPES Hopes Team Follow-Up

Education Opportunities: Online Education, Mentorship Program Education & Networking Hello future Conference Seminars

World Cadet Challenge

ITTF PROSPECTS World Hopes Week & Challenge

Continental / Regional Hopes

National Hopes

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ITTF OLYMPIC CANDIDATES International Training Center Network ITTF Global Junior Program (& World Tour)

With the Future in Mind Scholarships Program

2018 Youth Olympic Games “Road to Buenos Aires”

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Training Opportunities: ITTF International Training Center Network Competition Pathway: ITTF Global Junior Program

National / Regional / Continental Talent Identification Scheme

ITTF ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT MODEL The ITTF Athlete Development Model aims at introducing and implementing different sets of training and educational activities on the route toward excellence and at the same time assuring a sustainable and quality development of our sport driven by the global reach and universality principles. The Model materializes through the following opportunities for coaches, players and National Associations’ officials, who are active in the fields of high performance programs: - Introduction of a global talent

ROUGH DIAMONDS In 2016 the ITTF Education & Training Program launched the Rough Diamonds project, a new initiative for young talented players in the U15 age group that have already showcased their abilities and skills in the international arenas and are

identification program with a global drive (Hopes) - Follow-up with the most promising Hopes from all corners of the globe that from talents turn into prospects (Rough Diamonds) - Growth of our sport in untapped markets (With the Future in Mind/Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games Candidates) - Provision of high quality coaching for young players and educational incentives for promising coaches in professional training environments (International Training Center Network & Mentorship Program) - Introduction of management aspects to improve the flow of athletes (Educational Sessions, Seminars and Conferences)

aspiring candidates in the route toward excellence.

The project that is the latest addition to the ITTF Athlete Development Model aims at gathering 10 girls and 10 boys, with their coaches on joint training camps that feature high added values in terms of: - quality coaching, - quality training,

2016 Rough Diamonds at CTTC-E (LUX)

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- Provision of up-to-date and highly applicable know-how to interested parties via modern educational methods (Online Education)

Multi-Level Approach

The role of the Education & Training Program is to create opportunities by setting up programs/projects, securing scholarships, and to provide tools, which will maximize their outcome, however, the successful implementation shall be seen as a jointventure, in which all the stakeholders display ownership and share the commitment considering the following stepping stones: - National Associations are the “creators” that by acquiring specific knowledge and adopting modern training and educational methods nurture current and future generations of players and coaches. - Continental Federations play a vital role in the process since perceived as the first international step toward excellence and also by providing additional funding for Education & Training programs through the Continental Development Program Agreements of Understanding. The presented multi-level dynamic assures on the long run the progressive independence in the effective management of athletes’ careers, which is the ultimate objective and the truly pursued legacy of the Athlete Development Model.

- individual approach, - motivational education. The Rough Diamonds selection is based on a comprehensive research of players in the U15 age group, whereby the following aspects are particularly observed: participation in ITTF programs, development curve and results at crucial international events, gender and continental representation.


International Training Center Network

Mentor Peter KARLSSON (SWE) with mentee Parinya NONSAGATE (THA)

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM The Mentorship Program aims at offering one more avenue for personal development to coaches already committed to professional coaching and to enable access to the most prominent experts to facilitate the knowledge transfer. Li Nan (CHN), Ruizhi Liu (CHN), Peter Karlsson (SWE), Dirk Wagner (GER) and other prominent experts are the guiding forces for this exciting and very individualized Program that follows the principle “learn from the best” and that offers both structure and flexibility. The structure is provided through the mentorship workflow and an obligatory assignment prepared by the mentee. Flexibility is essential to support varying individual mentoring needs across specific learning goals, preferences and learning styles that cannot be easily delivered through regular learning and certification programs. The true and long term success is to be measured by the number of coaches that will be able to raise the standard of coaching in their countries. The ultimate measure of that uplifted coaching level will be in the number and level of the players that they will nurture in their career.

The ITTF International Training Center Network was set up with the ambition to play a significant role in the implementation phase of the ITTF Athlete Development pathway. The model itself stretches from Talent Identification initiatives – the ITTF Hopes Program, to Prospect Development – Rough Diamonds and Youth Olympic Games related projects, to Olympic Games preparation – With the Future in Mind, and finally Coach Education – supplemental and advanced education, delivered online or through mentorship. After the revamp of the Network and its structure in 2016 it now consists of 12 International Training Centers, endorsed by their respective

National Associations, that are open for national, regional, continental and international participation, working in general support for the sport of table tennis and its growth, quality improvement and promotion. The structure of the Network aims to reflect the different levels, orientations and conditions that ideally serve in the best possible way the interested clients, i.e. players and coaches, and therefore consists of 4 levels of training centers: Academy, High Performance, Elite and Hot Spot. Each Center is operating on its own financial merit, under the laws and regulations of that country and with their own set of priorities, but agrees, by accepting the inclusion into the Network, to follow the spirit and solidarity of international sport, regulated in the ITCN Directives supported by ITTF laws and regulations. The general build-up of the Network provides to the international table tennis community with a number of options for staging educational events, training camps as well as individual training arrangements for targeted players and coaches.

Triangle Center (USA)

Application The ITTF Education & Training Program launches a call for applications on yearly basis and three coaches/mentees with the best potential are selected. Chengdu Center (CHN)

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HOPES PROGRAM The ITTF Hopes Program is one of the many ITTF development initiatives targeting global reach and overall quality growth of table tennis. The number one goal is to encourage National Associations to run Talent Identification Programs and also to promote and work with young talented players in the U12 age cut for future success and development. The role of the ITTF Education & Training is to provide expert guidance, incentives and opportunities while following up with the education of coaches. The latest modification and improvements to the Hopes model should considerably strengthen the role of the National Associations as well as of the Continental Federations and secure involvement, engagement and ownership of the young talented players and promising coaches, all following the new ITTF DNA “Developing National Associations” philosophy.

Regional/Continental Phase Following the “National Association > Region/Continent > World” pathway Continental Talent Identification activities/actions targeting Hopes Players are run by the Continental Federations, based on the specific needs of each Continent and are integrated in the existing Continental Development Programs. Since the revamp of the Hopes Program in 2015 these activities also serve as qualifications for the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge. The Continental Hopes Weeks follow the model and the concept of the World Hopes Week, i.e. 4-5 days of training camp followed by a tournament and with the implementation of daily educational sessions for coaches.

The HOPES ROAD from DEVELOPMENT Hopes TEAM toward Composed by 4 girls and 4 boys w Participation at the ITTF World Ca EXCELLENCE WORLD Hopes

• ITTF World Hopes Week & Challe • 16 girls, 16 boys and up to 32 Co (maximum of 1 per country)*

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• Serving as Continental qualifications, ideally following the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge model • Quotas: ASI and EUR 3, AFR and LAT 2, NAM and OCE 1, Host 1, Wild Cards 3

NATIONAL Hopes

• National Talent Identification Programs running all year round and aiming at selecting a Regional and/or National Hopes Team • The best players attend the Continental Hopes activity

2016 Latin America Hopes Expert Training, Peru, with Eva JELER (GER)

National Phase National Associations interested in becoming an active partner with the Education & Training and Development Programs in the ITTF Hopes Program opt to initiate or continue running National Hopes activities that cater in the best possible way for their vision, objectives, needs and finally realities in relation to Talent Identification. National Hopes

Weeks feature a strong educational component for the participating players and coaches and aim at identifying a group of young, talented players that together with their coaches will represent the backbone of the National Team in the future, envisioning the participation at the Continental Hopes Week as the first step.

Hopes - Overview

2016 Panama National Hopes Week & Challenge

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The ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge features a limited number of participants, 16 girls and 16 boys players with a maximum of 32 coaches, who qualify through their Continents using the following quota per gender: 3 places for Asia and Europe, 2 places for Africa and Latin America, 1 place for North America and Oceania, 1 place for the Host, while the 3 remaining places are awarded to National Associations based on a call for Wild Cards applications meeting the set criteria. The World Hopes activity is organized as a seven day event featuring an official training camp conducted by World renowned experts and an internal tournament. Besides, all the participating coaches take part in in a mandatory online course held in the month prior to the activity that consists of different reference material, quizzes and assignments. The ITTF Education & Training Program covers full hospitality for all the participants, who qualify and enter for this prestigious event, whereby full participation in the official training camp (World Hopes Week) and the World Hopes Challenge is mandatory for players seeking eligibility and selection to the Hopes Team.

2013 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, Austria

2014 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, Slovenia

2015 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, China, educational session

2016 ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge, Qatar, Podium

Hopes Team Following the ITTF World Hopes Week & Challenge the ITTF selects, based on specific criteria, a showcase team of 4 girls and 4 boys that takes part in a training camp immediately prior to and compete at the ITTF World Cadet Challenge. Players selected for the Hopes Team shall be accompanied by National Association recognized coaches that in the period prior to the follow-up activity take part in a comprehensive preparatory online course offered via the educational platform www. ittfeducation.com.

2016 Hopes Team

DreamBuilding Hopes Ambassador

2014 Arab Regional Hopes Week & Challenge, Bahrain

DreamBuilding Hopes Ambassador is the title awarded to one selected player per year, a former Hope, who serves as a role model to all the upcoming Hopes. The selection is based on “on and off” court behavior and table tennis results and the nomination comes along with a scholarship. Since the inception of the Ambassadorship in 2014 three young players – Adriana Diaz (PUR), Jha Kanak (USA) and Youssef Abdelaziz (EGY), have earned this honor and did a fantastic job in keeping the values of the Hopes Program on a high standard.

Youssef ABDELAZIZ (EGY) 2016 Hopes Ambassador

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With the Future in Mind

KHETKHUAN Tamolwan (THA)

Adina DIACONU (ROU)

Kirill GERASSIMENKO (KAZ)

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Yoshua SHING (VAN)

The With the Future in Mind Program is the core component of the ITTF Athlete development Model targeting Prospects from non-traditional Table Tennis markets in the pursuit of their Olympic Dream. It’s a complete educational scheme covering identification, preparation, qualification and education of athletes, coaches and officials. The WFIM that mainly due to the close and fruitful cooperation with Olympic Solidarity provides crucial support to identified young talents from all over the World. Following ten years of close cooperation with involved NOCs, National Associations and Olympic Solidarity, the ITTF WFIM project is now an established form of active learning, by doing and collecting valuable experience. Athletes and coaches selected for training camps or subject to long-term stay at ITTF recognized International Training Centers are learning from high-level coaches, other experts and sparring partners on a daily basis. The main challenge, however, remains in the hands of the National Associations to plan accordingly and to constantly embark on the road to excellence securing more individually based and professional planning. The ITTF Education & Training continues to actively provide support to targeted athletes for their preparation, qualification and later their preparation for the Games themselves. The focus of the first two years of the Olympiad is on the Youth Olympic Games candidates and in the last two years of the Olympic cycle to Olympic Games candidates. The program is also following the principles of “Global Reach” and “Universality”, two aspects that the ITTF is proud to have successfully implemented in all our programs and projects. Furthermore, the main pillars of the project beside the obvious education and training elements, are the principles of shared commitment and proactivity, which provide a lasting legacy and lead toward the DNA of our sport, i.e. Developing National Associations, which is one of our guiding principles.

Adriana DIAZ (PUR)

Darko JORGIC (SLO)

Brian AFANADOR (PUR)


The motivation of going online and set up a comprehensive tool is to develop an educational culture by expanding the learning opportunities from training and competition halls to a virtual classroom, i.e. the ITTF educational platform. The currently available content is mostly closely linked to the programs and projects run under the Education & Training umbrella, like for example Hopes, Young Umpires Project and With the Future in Mind programs. Besides, the platform also serves as a point of reference for good practice sharing and as a communication hub for various stakeholders. The platform offers free access and so far more than 3,200 users from all over the World have already signed up. The video section has also been shared on the ITTF YouTube channel with the “Technical Advice from Experts” section that today features 32 videos of experts from very different fields of interest in sport – technical, tactical and other sport sciences. The collection is constantly expanding and in 2017 a new series of technical videos presented by some of the most globally renowned experts from table tennis and from sport in general will be launched aiming to additionally enrich the content.

Spins n’ Skills

In order to offer to coaches and players an additional tool for their improvement and for a greater understanding of the sport, the ITTF has released the first series of tutorial videos called “How to Play Table Tennis” . Eight videos focusing on some of the basic strokes and skills are available on the ITTF YouTube channel and accessible also via the educational platform ITTFEducation.com. Each video lasts three minutes and features also 3D presentations of the most important insights of the skills that are demonstrated by some of the best European players in recent times – Elizabeta Samara (ROU), Georgina Pota (HUN), Marcos Freitas (POR) and Michael Maze (DEN). Watch and learn and stay tuned for the second series of advanced “Spins n’ Skills”!

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ITTF Global Junior Program ITTF World Junior Circuit

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Starting with 290 players from 44 National Associations through 4 events in 2002, the ITTF World Junior Circuit reached a breakthrough in 2015 with 2450 players from 100 National Associations through 31 events hosted in the 6 continents!!

not only due to the increase of its events organized all through the year but also due to the wide geographical distribution of its hosts over the 6 continents which enables the National Associations to participate more frequent with less financial burden.

After 303 events since it started in 2002, the ITTF World Junior Circuit is becoming more and more popular

In 2015 the Golden Series tier was introduced to the World Junior Circuit along with the existing

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Premium and Regular event, this newly presented tier helped the organizers to deliver a higher standard event having 1 Show Court from Day1 with Live Streaming all matches on this Show Court on the ITTF Youtube Channel along with a min. of 10,000 USD for prize money.


ITTF World Cadet

Challenge The ITTF World Cadet Challenge is a unique event on the ITTF Calendar, combining competition, development and education & training. Eight teams of 4 boys and 4 girls including 6 continental teams, and Hopes (under 12) Team all of which must be represented by 4 different countries in each team, and Host Team. There is a common training camp prior to the event, where every team trains once with every other team. This unique interaction between players of different countrieslanguages-cultures-religions firstly within their team, and later training with every other team, ensures the social interaction makes for a great educational experience for every player. The education is not restricted to the athletes as nightly educational sessions for coaches based on the world’s best practises are an important part of this event. Since it was first introduced to the ITTF Calendar (Hungary 2002) when Zhang Jike was the winner of the singles, this unique event is becoming more and more the favorite for many players, coaches and National Associations as they can send their top and promising Cadet players not only for an International event participation experience but also to attend a high level ITTF Training Camp where an ITTF Expert is assigned to educate and share the experience with both players and coaches on how to proceed with their future Table Tennis careers. After being organized along with the World Junior Circuit Finals since 2003, in 2012 Guam was the first to organize the World Cadet Challenge after the decision of having it separated from the WJC Finals giving it more value, quality and international focus.

In 2015 where it was hosted in Sharm El-Sheikh, the Mixed Doubles event was first introduced together with the existing Teams, Singles and Doubles events for Boys and Girls. But again, giving it more uniqueness, the Mixed Doubles pairs can only be formed from different teams where a Boy/Girl get the chance to randomly pick his/her mixed double partner regardless the differences in ranking, language or even height!!

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ITTF World Junior Championships By the end of each year, all top Junior teams and players are gathered in one place to take part in the World Junior Championships.

together with Mixed Doubles where National Associations can form Mixed Double Pairs from different teams.

Hosted in 3 different continents during the last 4 years (India 2012, Morocco 2013, China 2014, France 2015) he top Junior event returned to Africa as Cape Town organized the 2016 World Junior Championships welcoming 40 Junior Boys and Girls Teams fighting for the Junior Team Title together with 96 Boys and 96 Girls competing for the Individual Titles between Singles and Doubles

This World Title Event always witnesses great level of performances together with amazing spirit, excitement and emotional moments while those young players fight hard not only to book their place in the award ceremony but also to show how ready they are to be exposed to the senior and professional level in their upcoming years.

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AWARDS & RECOGNTIONS Sarah HANFFOU

Natalia PARTYKA

Shaikha HAYAT

LI Xiaoxia

Women in sport MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Gender equity and equality have always been aspects very much observed in the International Table Tennis Federation. The Women’s Development Program and the Women’s Working Group were formally established in 2003. After a successful 10-year period of Women targeted activities, such as Courses, Training Camps, Forums and Meetings, many of the objectives set initially were reached. A steady increase in participation of women in development activities and competitions were recorded. The ITTF was also represented in International Women Conferences.

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In 2013 a new direction was taken and that was the integration of Women Activities into the Development Programs. As a consequence it was decided that the Women’s Working Group would be resolved and a Commissioner for Women in Sport would be appointed and be in charge for gender related matters. The Women in Sport Commissioner has the mandate to: • liaise with the Development Program, Education and Training Program and Development and Continental Council; • advise the Executive Committee on policy and progress relating to gender equity; • monitor gender equity in the ITTF; • provide technical expertise and guidance to all committees and professional staff.


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Interesting notes: • Every year at the WTTC, an update of Women in Sports activities is presented during the Development Workshop. It’s a great opportunity for ITTF, Continental and National representatives to exchange ideas about the future. • Several meetings are planned for the promotion of Women in Sports; In 2013 the Women in Sport Commissioner attended the Women’s World Cup and met with players. In 2014 a representative of the Athletes Commission was appointed to attend and discuss with players. In 2015 the Women in Sport Commissioner attended the DCC meeting in order to discuss with the Continental Presidents on ways to promote Women in Sports. • In 2016 Yelena Druzhkova (Kazakhstan Table Tennis Federation) and Sue Stevenson (Table Tennis Australia) represented the International Table Tennis Federation at the first ever International Federation Women in Leadership Forum, jointly organised by Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). • The number of girls and women taking part in the development projects is increasing, with 2015 activities reaching 40.06% of female participation. • The number of female players participating in ITTF Events is maintained around or above 40%, including the Junior Circuit, World Tour and World Championships. • For the 2014 WTTC a record participation was broken in Women’s Team Event with a total of 94 teams. • In 2014, Li Xiaoxia was awarded by the Association of National Olympic Committee, as the Best Female Athlete of London 2012 Olympic Games. • In 2014, Natalia Partyka was nominated for the International Women’s Day Recognition Award, by the International Paralympic Committee. • In 2015, Shaikha Hayat was awarded by the IOC with the IOC Women and Sport Award for Asia. • In 2015, Sarah Hanffou, founder of Ping Sans Frontière was awarded by the Foundation for Global Sports Development, as one of the 2015 Athletes in Excellence. 2013 | 2016 ITTF Development and Education & Training

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From grassroots to rising stars Since the PTT governance moved from under the umbrella of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to the ITTF, the integration philosophy has been synthesized with the motto, One Sport One Family. The practical consequences in the Development and Education & Training Program is the aim to integrate PTT in all existing programs rather than duplicating. With the support of the IPC, each year there are 6 courses (one per Continent) that focus on PTT, they are normally CoachEducation, Training Camps, URC courses or Classification Seminars. PTT components are being included in all possible educational programs from the ITTF in order to move from the awareness phase into implementation.

PARA TABLE TENNIS 3 Natalia PARTYKA from Poland qualified for both events for the third time, while winning 4 gold medals across 4 Paralympics. Both Melissa and Natalia are integration role models for ITTF.

1 Will BAYLEY from England winning a gold medal in London Paralympics and hugging the umpire after she showed him a yellow card for climbing onto the table after the winning point.

4 Ibrahim HAMADTOU from Egypt became an internet sensation after showing the World that you don´t need arms to play table tennis.

2 Melissa TAPPER from Australia is the first Australian to qualify for

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both Olympics and Paralympics (Rio 2016) and the second in Table Tennis worldwide.

Today, players with a disability are commonplace for the table tennis community and it is also thanks to the high profile of some of our elite athletes in all areas of the media.

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Smash Down Barriers Program

Table Tennis for NepALL Table Tennis for NepALL is a joint project of the ITTF, UNOSDP and the International Working Group of Sport for the Disabled. It was launched in 2016 with the aim to develop table tennis for people with a disability in Nepal. Besides regular training sessions, the project ensures the long-term sustainability of the project. A special focus was given to the reconstruction and adaptation of Table Tennis Centres to the needs of people with a disability, especially those affected by the earthquake of 2015. More than two hundred disabled players receive weekly training sessions. The ITTF together with its 6 continental members funded the reconstruction of the table tennis centre damaged by the earthquake, with its inauguration carried out on the April 6 as the official launch of World Table Tennis Day. See Video:

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“Smash Down Barriers” is a sport-for-development program supported by the Australian Government, Table Tennis Australia and ITTF-Oceania. Its objectives are to improve the lives of people with disability by: 1. Increasing levels of physical activity. 2. Providing leadership opportunities. 3. Promoting social inclusion. 2016 was a very successful year for the program. 5 countries joined the program, which currently operates in Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu in the Pacific Region, and Indonesia and Thailand in South East Asia. 2755 people with disabilities participated in table tennis activities and 41% of them were female. The impact of the program is far more significant than simple statistics as illustrated by the story of Kope Taberanibou. Kope acquired his disability in 2009 when he was injured during Hurricane Thomas. Kope was depressed and afraid, because people with disabilities are often a source of shame and they’re discriminated as a result. 6 years later Kope was introduced to the Smash Down Barriers program and immediately fell in love with table tennis.

disabilities. It’s the first time in 7 years that Kope has a steady job and he’s once again able to provide for his family. Kope’s story is remarkable, but it’s not unique. There are thousands of people with disabilities who are discriminated or neglected simply because they have a disability. In 2017 the Smash Down Barriers program will continue to provide opportunities, change attitudes and improve lives of people with disabilities.

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Through hard work and dedication, Kope became one of the best para players in Oceania. More importantly, his health improved, his self-confidence increased and his sense of self-worth returned. Today, Kope is employed as a development officer and he coaches children, with and without

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RECONSTRUCTION WORK - Goodwill Fund 2016 - Nepal - Table Tennis for NepALL

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ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT at the inauguration of the renovated Para Table Tennis Centre in Kathmandu.

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Bronze Medalist Yuttajak GLINBANCHEUN (THA) teaching the next generation the basics of table tennis.

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Para players from Thailand and Australia visited a special school for children with cerebral palsy in Bangkok in October 2016.

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Francis RURU (left) and Randy SAM (right) taking part in the Smash Down Barriers program in Vanuatu

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AFRICAN TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION Development and Education & Training Activities 2013-2016

Sara ELHAKEM|EGYPT 2015 Hopes Team member TUNISIA

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URC CCT 2x

TC 3 x

MOROCCO

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LIBYA

ALGERIA

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CCT 2 x EQM

3 x EQM

TC CE H TO

2x

TC CE

CE 2 x H OS DB

EQM 3 x

2 x URC

PTT

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MAURITANIA

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GAMBIA

CE TC

GUINEA-BISSAU

CÔTE D'IVOIRE

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RWANDA BURUNDI EQM

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EQM

SEYCHELLES

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TO

COMOROS

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EQM

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2x

OS

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CE TC

URC MOZAMBIQUE

BOTSWANA

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NAMIBIA

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MADAGASCAR

SWAZILAND

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LESOTHO

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ITTF Member Associations: 51

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EQM

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MAURITIUS 2 x EQM 2x

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CCT PTT

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MALAWI

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4 x EQM

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CONGO BRAZZAVILLE

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URC

TO

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DJIBOUTI

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TC

EQM

CE TC

URC

CHAD

EQM

BURKINA FASO

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Spotlight on Africa Khaled EL-SALHY, PRESIDENT AFRICA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION We had a very comprehensive program for Development and Education & Training throughout Africa during the term of 2013-2016 covering the whole continent under some sort of rotation procedure with priority to those African Associations hosting official African competitions. The program is very flexible to give a chance to each Association to select its preferred section needs for more promotion. We continued having Coach Education but with possibility for the base level (L1) and also for the advanced level (L2), then coming now to the stage of professional level (L3). URC Education also took a main part of the program with a very good planning for IR Education/Evaluation through a long term time table during our official African competitions in the previous 2 years and our match officials are well prepared to join an ITTF IR School soon for qualifying to be authorized IRs from Africa. Then we had also some other Education programs for Tournament Organization plus practice camps for Juniors & Cadet especially prior to the ITTF-Africa Juniors Championships. Special programs were available each year for Women & Para TT to promote such areas within Africa and to enlarge the number of Associations taking part in both categories. Finally we had in the recent term (20132016) a very good Hopes Program

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starting each year with National level followed by Regional Continental level to make final selection of the top African Hopes to take part in the ITTF Hopes Week & Challenge representing the whole continent, and I am so honored to find out that our African Hopes are doing very well in the final stage every year to ensure being a part of the ITTF Hopes Team taking part in the World Cadet Challenge. I am so grateful to ITTF Development and Education & Training Department for their great efforts to follow-up with Africa as one of the largest continents to spread DET Programs Continentalwide and thanks to all Experts whom were responsible to conduct such remarkable program activities.

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Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

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2015 ITTF-Africa Northern Hopes Week & Challenge

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2016 ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

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2015 ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

Putting a great deal of effort into developing coaches and promoting table tennis in schools

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Cote d’Ivoire   

Course Conductor: Cedric ROULEAU (FRA)

Congo Brazzaville Course Conductor: Kaka LAWSON (TOG)

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Ahmed DAWLATLY Development Officer for Africa (2013-2014) “In compliance with ITTF Development Program allocation for courses and equipment assistance packages, based on a policy of rotation and needs, while taking into consideration previous assistance, 2013 through to 2016 were no exceptions.

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Kenya  

Course Conductor: Ahmed DAWLATLY (EGY)

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Algeria   Course Conductor: Ahmed DAWLATLY (EGY) 

During 2013 and 2014: 47 different African countries were allocated, and successfully completed different courses, in addition to 25 different countries receiving allocated equipment assistance packages. 2014 will be a year to remember in Africa when it comes to the ITTF-Africa Development Program, where the “China in Africa” camp, lead by a group of highly experienced coaches and elite players from China, took place in Sidi Bou Said, one of the most beautiful spots not only in Tunisia but in Africa, and the world.” 3

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Egypt

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All the participants showed a high level of commitment and dedication throughout the course

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Malawi

Course Conductor: Ahmed DAWLATLY (EGY)

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Zambia

Course Conductor: Polona CEHOVIN (SLO)


Spotlight on Africa The beginning of building a strong base of players from which Morocco will benefit in the future

Tunisia   Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR) 

Morocco

Course Conductor: Mohamed GHARIB (EGY)

Lusophony Games (for portuguese language countries)

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Angola

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)

Tanzania

Course Conductor: Ahmed DAWLATLY (EGY)

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2016 ITTF-Africa Southern Hopes Week && Challenge

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2016 ITTF L2 Coach Education

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2014 ITTF Level 2 Coach Education + Training Camp

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2013 ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

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2014 Women’s ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

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2013 Training Camp + Tournament Organization Course

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2016 ITTF-Africa Northern Hopes Week && Challenge

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2014 ITTF Umpires Course + Referees Course + Tournament Organisation

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2016 ITTF L2 Coach Education + Training Camp

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Spotlight on Africa Overview Donated Equipment

Countries Benefitting: 45 286 284 3700 370 210 24 770 120 404 30 48 1886 m²

Tables Nets Rackets Balls (gross) Score Record Umpires Tables Manuals Blades Rubbers Robots Tower & Ball Boxes Flooring

Additionally, clothing donations were made, as well as one project in which local wooden tables were built, with a total of 20 tables being built and distributed.

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Eritrea

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Michael BROWN Development Officer for Africa (2015-2016) “The ITTF-Africa Development Program was able to provide additional assistance towards development activities throughout the continent from 2015 with the addition of more development courses and equipment packages made available annually. The interest around the ITTF Hopes Program saw a large number of National Hopes Week activities take place throughout the continent, and in 2015 saw Sara Elhakem of Egypt win the ITTF World Hopes Week and Challenge.

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2015 ITTF Umpires Course + Referees Course + Tournament Organisation

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2016 Olympic Solidarity - ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

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Course Conductor: Georg SILBERSCHMIDT (SUI)

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The increase in competitions throughout Africa also assisted in the development of table tennis, which was evident at the Southern Regional Championships, hosted in Namibia in 2015, with six neighbouring countries present. The next challenge for ITTF-Africa is to expand these Regional Championships to take place in all five regions of Africa, and that is the major challenge of the 2017-2020 ITTF-Africa Development Program.”


ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

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Development and Education & Training Activities 2013-2016

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Cai ZHENHUA, PRESIDENT ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION To achieve overall progresses of our beloved sport across all regions in Asia has always been a priority of the ATTU, and it is what the ITTF/ATTU Development Program is all about. Over the past four years, this program offered a world-class stage for young players in Asia to improve their skills, more opportunities for women and para players to get engaged, various education and training courses to increase the quality of coaches and match officials, equipment assistance to meet the needs of member associations, and many other kinds of activities that had spread the joy of table tennis to every corner in Asia. Hereby I would like to offer my deepest appreciation to all my colleagues who devote themselves to the development of the sport in Asia, and I am confident that this Program will continue to benefit the continent in the brighter future of table tennis.

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Course Conductor: Leandro OLVECH (ARG)Â

Turkmenistan

Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

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2014 Olympic Solidarity ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

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2014Mongolia_ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp + ITTF School Teacher Course

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2013 ITTF Goodwill Fund UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

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2014 OCA Olympic Solidarity ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course Conductor Training

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2013 ITTF Goodwill Fund UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

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2015 ITTF Level 2 Coach Education

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2014 TTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

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2013 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF Level 2 Coach Education

Undoubtedly, with all these highly young and highly motivated new ITTF Coaches, the future continues to look bright for Table Tennis in Thailand.

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Korea Republic Course Conductors: Leandro OLVECH (ARG)-Michael BROWN (AUS)

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Kyrgyzstan Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

8 coaches who obtained passes: 6 qualify for Level Three, 2 passed the Level Two

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Nepal Course Conductor: Georg SILBERSCHMIDT (SUI)

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Laos

Course Conductor: Christina CHEE (MAS)

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Spotlight on Asia

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14 students from different regions like Sanaa, Hadramoot, Damar, Alzahar and Taaez participated

Yemen

Course Conductor: Mohamed BASSYONI (EGY)

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Afshin BADIEE Development Officer for Asia ITTF/ATTU Development Program turned 15 years old in 2016. Olympians from different corners of Asia, world tour winners from Asian developing countries, non-East Asia countries producing top junior and cadet players, as well as promising hopes players coming from every region of Asia...... that’s what this 15 years of continuous work has been all about...... Thanks to everyone involved.

Cambodia

Course Conductor: Cyril SEN (MAS)

Overview Donated Equipment

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Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

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2014 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR) + Tournament Organisation

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2014 ITTF Umpires Course (NU) + Referees Course (NR) + Tournament Organisation

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2016 ITTF Level 2 Coach Education + Training Camp


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GERMANY

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

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UKRAINE

SLOVAK PTT REPUBLIC

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ITTF Member Associations: 58

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2013 ITTF Goodwill Fund UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

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2014 Olympic Solidarity - ITTF Level 2 Coach Education + Training Camp

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2016 Eurotalents Pre-Selection Camp II

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2016 ETTU Development Camp

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2015 Olympic Solidarity ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Coaching Seminar

Ronald KRAMER, PRESIDENT EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION The Executive Board newly elected in 2013 started its work in this area with new enthusiasm, adopting new goals and objectives for Europe. One of the first acts of this new board was to start a development program with newly defined and approved targets and methods for the improvement of top table tennis in Europe. The appointment of an experienced top coach as development manager and the combination of development of top table tennis – the so-called Eurotalents program - and supporting national associations appears to be successful. The support from ITTF and the financial contribution of ETTU itself has led to a so far successful program of supporting young talents in the goal of reaching world top level. Of course it could not be achieved without additional education of coaches, the field to which ETTU devoted a great deal of its attention too.

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Sweden

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Course Conductor: Leandro OLVECH (ARG)Â

Overview Donated Equipment Countries Benefitting: 7 12 12 220 18 12 210

Tables Nets Rackets Balls (gross) Score Record Manuals

Additionally, clothing donations were made.

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Bulgaria

Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

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Slovenia

Course Conductors: Joze URH (SLO)-Neven CEGNAR (CRO)-Mate LELO (SLO)-Vesna DRNOVSEK (SLO)

Hungary

Course Conductors: Ferenc KARSAI (HUN)-Attila HALMAI (HUN)-Levente ARANYOSI (HUN)

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Lithuania

Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

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Spotlight on Europe Neven CEGNAR Development Manager for Europe “In last 3 years our main goal was to create Eurotalents pathway for young players including the identification of talent, but also identification of a Development Coach for each participating Association. In next four-year period all of my goals and hope - that we’ll provide our young players sports progress with the aim of winning the World and Olympic medals. Also, my wish is even more to improve the quality of our educational programs for coaches, in order to enable them the base for their proffesional development. The performances and results of Team Europe at the 2016 World Junior Challenge in Cape Town is an excellent step in the right direction.” 1

2015 ITTF Goodwill Fund UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

2

2013 ITTF-PTT Level 1 Course Conductor Training

3

2014 Eurotalents Pre-Selection Camp

4

2015 ETTU Development Camp

Luxembourg

3

1

Sweden

Course Conductor: Benny NILSSON (SWE)

4

Course Conductors: ZHANG Yining (CHN), Eva JELER (GER), CHEN Qi (CHN), Martin OSTERMANN (LUX), XIA Cheng (LUX

Portugal

Course Conductor: Tiago VIEGAS (POR)

Latin American coaches being trained to deliver courses in their countries

Germany

2

Course Conductors: Leandro OLVECH (ARG)-Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)


Photo by ITTF

LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

Development and Education & Training Activities 2013-2016 3 x EQM

3 x EQM

W

4 x EQM 2x

URC

CE URC

3x

URC

4 x EQM

URC

2x

CE

W

URC

H

OTH

H

CE OS

URC

OS

OTH

PTT

URC

5 x EQM

2 x EQM

URC

H

URC

Bruna TAKAHASHI|BRAZIL 2013 Hopes Team member World Cadet Singles and Team Champion 2015

TC

2 x EQM

DB

URC

PUERTO RICO

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

2 x URC

ECUADOR

3x

CE

2x

TC OS

2x

URC

3 x EQM

W

URC

CE

BARBADOS

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

6 x EQM

EQM

URC

DOMINICA

URC EQM ST. LUCIA

SANTA LUCÍA

EQM

H

2 x EQM URC

2 x EQM

CURACAO ARUBA BONAIRE

COLOMBIA

H OS

3x

CE

URC

COSTA RICA

CE

CE

HAITI

2 x EQM

PANAMA

URC

3 x EQM

CUBA

CE

2x

H

5 x EQM

JAMAICA

HONDURAS

EL SALVADOR 3 x EQM NICARAGUA

2x

CE TC W H

BELIZE

GUATEMALA

TC

OS TC CE

H

MEXICO

2 x EQM

2x

VENEZUELA URC EQM

CE T0 DB

OS

H TC 2 x OS 2 x

ST. VINCENT

2x

CE

2x

OS

EQM

GRENADA

3 x EQM OTH URC

URC

URC 2 x EQM

CE GUYANA

SURINAME

2 x EQM URC URC

CE

CE

EQM

PERU

H 2x

CCT EQM

BRAZIL

PTT

5 x EQM

CE

PTT URC

BOLIVIA

CE

5 x EQM

4 x EQM

PARAGUAY

URC

OS

OS

H

H CE

ARGENTINA

N W

URUGUAY

5 x EQM

CE 2 x TC

E

CHILE

2x

URC

H 4x

EQM

CE URC

2 x OTH

URC

H

Continental Activities held outside of the Continent:

3 x EQM

S

CE

5x

PTT

TC

in Austria: LATTU Overseas Training Camp, LATTU WCC Training Camp, LATTU Overseas Training Camp, LATTU Overseas Training Camp, LATTU Cadet Challenge Training Camp.

TC

in China: LATTU Cadet Challenge Training Camp

ITTF Member Associations: 40 New Member within the period 2013 - 2016 Bonaire (2013) In addition, 69 self-funded courses were held.

31 URC

13

OS

OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY

17

H

HOPES

4

2

DB

DREAM BUILDING

1 CCT

14

TC

TRAINING CAMP

W

95 EQM

UMPIRES & REFEREE´S COURSE

1

TO

WOMEN´S COURSE

6

OTH

28

CE

COACH EDUCATION

4

PTT

PARA TABLE TENNIS

COURSE CONDUCTOR TRAINING EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE

TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION OTHER

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Juan VILA, PRESIDENT LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION LATIN AMERICA COMMITTED TO DEVELOPMENT Without doubts, in Latin America, there is an air of commitment to the development of Table Tennis, thanks to the efforts of the great majority of the countries of the Continent in conjunction with the ITTF Development and Education & Training Programs. The excellent competitive results confirm this and especially in the period 2013-2016. The historical gold medals obtained by the teams of Latin America in the World Cadet Challenge 2015 were dreams come true. Today, in Latin America, we plan and organize better, thanks to the continuous training process that we carry out, where the programs of courses and competitions are executed with great equity and transparency in our three major Regions (Central America, South America and the Caribbean). There is still a lot to do, a long way to go, things to correct, but also a vaste amount of passion, great hopes, because we are aware that there is a great future.

Extensive meetings combined with Umpires and Referees Course 2

Suriname

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)Â

Positive mood for future development

3

3 main themes: the knowledge about variation in a game connected to the variable speed, spin, tra placement and position of the player; second and third were to focus on the first attack and the firs

1

Nicaragua

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)Â

4

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Course Conductors: Emanuel CHRISTIANSSON (SWE)-Ra


Spotlight on Latin America

The main tasks is the promotion of table tennis in schools and to supervise training of the players for the World Cadet Challenge and also to teach new people how to become umpires and raise the level of existing umpires

Barbados

5

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)

ajectory, st block

Costa Rica

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)

Ecuador

afael ARMENDARIZ (ECU)

6

El Salvador

Course Conductor: Raul CALIN (ESP)

1

2013 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

2

2013 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR)

3

2013 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

4

2014 Latin America Regional Training Camp

5

2014 Olympic Solidarity-Developing a National Sports Structure-Part

6

2013 Latin American Competition Manager Course

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Ramón ORTEGA MONTES Development Officer for Latin America Latin American Development program during these four years is remarkable for two reasons and both of them are of solidarity, the first one, that countries are giving the chance to neighboring countries to participate in the courses they organize; second one, many countries are trying to have their own course conductors and have as many as possible, coaches courses to have higher level in table tennis. The program is working well and one mark of it are the World Cadet Challenge Girls’ Teams and Girls´ Singles Gold Medals on 2015. Some goals were reached but still we have the idea of having higher standards to reach the highest levels!!!

First Youth Leadership Camp staged in Latin America

Colombia

1

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)

Paraguay

2

Course Conductor: Carlos ESNARD (ESA)

Overview Donated Equipment

Countries Benefitting: 45 316 310 170 3620 420 209 42 870 3000 m²

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls (gross) Score Record Umpires Tables Manuals Flooring

Additionally, clothing donations were made.

3

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Perú

Course Conductors: Eva JELER (GER) - Jhon CRUZ (COL)


Spotlight on Latin America 19 students succeeded; now they have the goal of trying to achieve the status of international umpire

4

6

El Salvador

Course Conductor: Freddy ALMENDARIZ (ECU)

Puerto Rico

Course Conductor: Francisco SEIJAS (VEN)

9

Mexico

5

Course Conductor: Freddy ALMENDARIZ (ECU)

Prepare for the ITTF Junior Circuit tournament and become used to the plastic ball 7

Chile

Course Conductor: Aleksey YEFREMOV (BLR)

Nicaragua

Course Conductor: Silvia GARRO (CRC)

10

Haiti

8

Course Conductor: Georg SILBERSCHMIDT (SUI)

Dominican Republic

Course Conductors: Dejan PAPIC (CAN)-Marcos NUÑEZ (CHI)

An outstandingly successful course

Belize

Course Conductor: Silvia GARRO (CRC) 1

11

2015 ITTF Goodwill Fund - UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

7

2014 ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

2

2016 Olympic Solidarity - Development of National Sports Structure

8

2014 Haiti National Hopes Week

3

2016 LATTU Continental Hopes Week

9

2015 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR)

4

2014 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR)

10

2014 LATTU Continental Hopes Week

5

2015 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR)

11

2016 ITTF Umpires Course (BCU) + Referees Course (BCR)

6

2013 ITTF-LATTU Regional Camp

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NORTH AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

Photo by ITTF

Development and Education & Training Activities 2013-2016

Victor LIU|USA 2013 Hopes Team member

ALASKA (USA)

CANADA

H TC 2x W 5x

4 x EQM 2 x PTT

5x

TC

3 x PTT

USA

2x

W 2 x DB 2x H

BERMUDA

TC OS

CCT

N

EQM

EQM

W

E S US VIRGIN

EQM ISLANDS

ITTF Member Associations: 4

New Member within the period 2013 - 2016 US Virgin Islands (2014) In addition, 22 self-funded courses were held.

1

OS

OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY

0 URC

UMPIRES & REFEREE´S COURSE

0

TO

3

H

HOPES

4

WOMEN´S COURSE

0

OTH

2

DB

DREAM BUILDING

1 CCT

COURSE CONDUCTOR TRAINING

0

CE

COACH EDUCATION

11

TC

TRAINING CAMP

6 EQM

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE

5

PTT

PARA TABLE TENNIS

W

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TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION OTHER


Spotlight on North America

3

Canada

Course Conductor: Junya CHEN (CAN)

A great experience for players who were able to get valuable training from the high level training partners

Tony KIESENHOFER, PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION The ITTF Development Program continues to play an important role in North America. Programs such as the Cadet Challenge, the Hopes Challenge, Women in Table Tennis, Junior camps and last, but not least, the annual PARA Table Tennis camp strengthen the fabric of North American Table Tennis. These programs present an opportunity for athletes, coaches and administrators to exchange views, experience and expertise. ITTF North America has been working to enlarge these activities thereby increasing the footprint and creating a greater impact. Development activities in the US Virgin Islands and Bermuda have become an annual effort addressing the need of these associations to develop table tennis from the ground up. This may be a good occasion to urge the ITTF to expand these types of development activities and with adequate flexibility to address the different needs of the different continental associations, resulting in quality growth of table tennis around the world.

1

Canada

Course Conductors: Pradeeban PETER-PAUL (CAN) - Maxime SURPRENANT (CAN)

4

USA

Course Conductors: Lily YIP (USA) - Maxime SURPRENANT (CAN)

USA

5

Course Conductor: Ramon ORTEGA MONTES (ESP)

Mireille TALLON Development Officer for North America Despite some small challenges, ITTF North America has seen a growth in development of players and coaches in the last few years. We are also very pleased with the outcome of the various continental events that have been organized since 2013. With the support of the ITTF, we have been able to put emphasis on showcasing our sport and players at these important events. We look forward to future!

6

USA

Course Conductor: Dejan PAPIC Papic (CAN) (CAN) 

1

2016 NATTU Youth Training Camp

2

2015 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

3

2014 ITTF Women´s Course - Training Camp

4

2013 ITTF Women’s Course - Training Camp

5

2015 ITTF Goodwill Fund - UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

6

2013 NATTU Continental Hopes Week

Overview Donated Equipment

Countries Benefitting: 4

2

A first and a success for the island

Bermuda

Course Conductor: Christian LILLIEROOS (USA)

37 37 190 31 21 15 70 2000m²

Tables Nets Rackets Balls (gross) Score Record Umpires Tables Manuals Flooring

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Photo by ITTF

OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

Development and Education & Training Activities 2013-2016 N

Finn LUU|AUSTRALIA 2016 Hopes Team member

W

E

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS

S

GUAM 3 x OTH PALAU 4x

MARSHALL ISLANDS 2 x OS 3 x EQM

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

5 x EQM

OS

OS

6 x EQM

URC

PAPUA NEW GUINEA 5 x EQM OS URC

2 x EQM PTT

NAURU

OTH

6 x EQM

W

KIRIBATI

OS

2x

TC

A U S T R A L I A

PTT

4 x EQM

6 x EQM

OTH

2x

H

H

2x

5 x EQM

9 x EQM

3x

OS

3x

OS

7 x EQM

TONGA 2x

PTT

NORFOLK ISLAND OTH EQM

OS W

CE TC OTH

TC

H

URC

PTT

H PTT

NIUE

9 x EQM PTT

3 x EQM

EQM

3 x EQM

PTT

OS CCT

TC

2 x OTH

DB 4x

OS

FIJI

5 x EQM

URC 9 x EQM COOK ISLANDS

OS

2 x EQM TOKELAU WALLIS AND SAMOA AMERICAN FUTUNA SAMOA

URC

OTH

4x

TUVALU

VANUATU

NEW CALEDONIA

EQM 2 x URC

TAHITI

SOLOMON ISLANDS 7 x EQM

OS 3 x

NEW ZEALAND

2x

OS H

2 x EQM PTT

ITTF Member Associations: 24

3x

In addition, 4 self-funded courses were held.

Austria (prior to 2013 World Cadet Challenge), USA (prior to 2014 World Cadet Challenge), Malaysia (prior to 2015 World Cadet Challenge)

TO

10

OTH

COURSE CONDUCTOR TRAINING

2

CE

COACH EDUCATION

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE

8

PTT

PARA TABLE TENNIS

OS

OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY

7 URC

UMPIRES & REFEREE´S COURSE

10

H

HOPES

2

WOMEN´S COURSE

1

DB

DREAM BUILDING

1 CCT

5

TC

TRAINING CAMP

103 EQM

TC

0

26

W

Continental Activities held outside of the Continent:

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TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION OTHER


Spotlight on Oceania The local crowds enjoyed the chance to interact with the five-time Olympian

James MORRIS, PRESIDENT OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION 1

2

3

Australia

Course Conductor: Petr KORBEL (CZE)

Cook Islands

Course Conductor: Peter KARLSSON (SWE)

Tahiti

Course Conductor: Cedric ROULEAU (FRA)

The opportunities, offered through the Development and Education & Training programs, are proving vital for our region of Oceania in supporting our National Associations, especially the isolated nations, to become more capable and sustainable. We continue to try to get a relevant course to every National Association’s every 2 years through our Development Coordinator Michael Brown. Michael’s close cooperation with Glenn Tepper, the ITTF staff and course experts has proved beneficial and left a large legacy throughout our widely spread region over the last 4 years. Along side this our Events and Marketing portfolio is also lifting to new levels through support from ITTF Marketing Director Steve Dainton and his staff. Steady progress in all aspects is continuing. ITTF- Oceania are indeed grateful for the support received from ITTF through these programs and look forward to further cooperation. 1

2013 Coach Education-Training Camp

2

2014 ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

3

2014 ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education + Training Camp

4

2014 ITTF Development Project

Increasing the interest and popularity of Table Tennis throughout Guam was the focus of the course, as well as continuing the education initiatives in coaching

Guam

4

Course Conductor: Michael BROWN (AUS)

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Michael BROWN Development Officer for Oceania The ITTF-Oceania Development Program continued to evolve throughout the 2013-2016 quadrennial, with a continuation of programs, as well as new programs introduced. The biggest addition to overall development of table tennis within the Oceania region was the creation of the “Smash Down Barriers” Disability Table Tennis Program, which was made possible through the financial support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), and Table Tennis Australia. This program has assisted to further develop Para Table Tennis throughout the region, and has provided opportunities for People with Disability to become integrated into their local communities. At the beginning of 2015, a Regional Course Conductor Training was hosted, with participants from 12 different National Associations in attendance, which has helped to further increase the number of ITTF-PTT L1 Course Conductors within Oceania, which has seen an increase in the number of locally organised coach education courses, including New Caledonia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Tuvalu. The continued support received from several National Olympic Committees, Olympic Solidarity and the Oceania National Olympic Committees has assisted to continue the development of table tennis throughout the region, and we look forward to continued collaboration over the coming years as well.

2

3

New Zealand

Course Conductor: Christina CHEE (MAS)

American Samoa

Course Conductor: Arif KHAN (PAK)

4

1

Papua New Guinea

Course Conductor: Michael BROWN (AUS)

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5

Tonga

Course Conductor: Arif KHAN (PAK)


Spotlight on Oceania Overview Donated Equipment

Countries Benefitting: 22

6

Palau

Course Conductor: Brett CLARKE (AUS)

New Caledonia

Course Conductor: Branka BATINIC (CRO)

210 291 550 3689 339 66 32 410 1000 m²

Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls (gross) Scorer Record Umpires Tables Manuals Flooring

1

2013 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

2

2013 Olympic Solidarity ITTF Level 2 Coach Education

3

2014 Olympic Solidarity-Developing a National Sports Structure-Part 1

4

2013 ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

5

2013 Olympic Solidarity-ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach Education

6

2015 Olympic Solidarity Technical Course

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ER ICA

TO

L

OC EA

Technical Courses

18

14

5

10

1

18

66

$620.000,00

Developing a National Sports Structure

5

2

0

4

0

5

16

$480.000,00

Scholarships for Coaches

5

2

0

1

0

0

8

$80.000,00

With the Future in Mind Scholarships

11

19

12

17

2

3

64

$400.000,00

Scholarships for Athletes

5

9

9

5

0

0

28

$384.180,00

TOTAL

First high level DNSS course. Held in Egypt. Led by Michel GADAL (FRA). Big success and looking to use a model for future courses

Olympic Solidarity have been a strong partner of ITTF since the beginning of the ITTF Development Program in 1999. As you can see above this amounted to nearly US$2,000,000.00 over the quadrennial to add to the over US$4,000,000 Development and US$1,600,000 Education & Training Program funds, going directly to the many and varied programs. The aim of Olympic Solidarity is to organise assistance to all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, through multi-faceted programs prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic values. This is funding from outside our sport so is a bonus to what is provided through the ITTF Development and Education & Training Programs. ITTF continually seeks

TA

NO

NI

A

AM

ER ICA LA

RT H

AM TIN

EU

E RO P

AS

BUDGET

IA

OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY 2013-2016

AF

RI CA

Olympic Solidarity

$1.964.180,00

A Tongan School Teacher introducing table tennis to her class during this DNSS course

to educate national Associations on how to apply for and access Olympic Solidarity funding through ITTF Website, ITTF Development and Education & Training workshop held annually at the World Championships, Continental Annual General and Development and Education & Training Meetings, and during all Development and Education & Training activities. Technical Courses, Developing a National Sports Structure and Scholarships for Coaches are managed by Development, while “With the Future in Mind� Scholarships and Scholarships for Athletes are managed by Education & Training. Deepest thanks to our friends at Olympic Solidarity including Pere Miro-Yassine Yousfi-Carina DragomirCynthia Amami-Edward Kensington-Sylvia LucciariniOlivier Niamkey.

Sao Tome & Principe - first course since joining ITTF in 2015. Welcome to the ITTF Family Sao Tome & Principe!

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Georg SILBERSCHMIDT (SUI) left a lasting legacy for St Vincent & Grenadine during their DNSS Course

Madagascar’s future talents on display at this DNSS Course

Philippe MOLODZOFF (FRA) , author of the ITTF Advanced Coaching Manual was on duty at the Ecuador Technical Course

2014 Road to Nanjing Training Camp

Arif KHAN (PAK) introducing Para Table Tennis concepts during this Solomon Islands DNSS Course

German Course Conductor Eva JELER found a very high standard of table tennis knowledge in Korea DPR

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Learning from the best,

Chinese experts spread the word

Knowledge is the key to progress; it is the fundamental requirement for raising standards. The logic is simple, find those who possess the bank of information and then organise the word to be spread. In the sport of table tennis, there are experts throughout the world who can advise at the very highest levels but if we look to the country that has enjoyed the greatest level of success in modern times, the country that has raised standards, there is no question as to the answer. China has taken the sport to new levels; thus organising visits by experts from planet earth’s leading nation in the sport to the continents of the world was the initiative formulated in 2014. Organised under the auspices of the ITTF Development Program, supported by ITTF Dream Building and the Chinese manufacturer, Double Happiness; the first on the list was appropriately Europe, the continent were the sport was born. The National Institute of Sport in Luxembourg was the home for China in Europe from Thursday 2nd to Thursday 9th January 2014; a total of 20 national associations were represented; 23 boys and 22 girls alongside no less than 20 coaches. Li Xiaodong was the head coach on duty, he was assisted by Chen Qi, the 2004 Olympic Games Men’s Doubles gold medallist in partnership with Ma Lin. Next on the list was China in Africa, the picturesque coastal town of Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia was the home for the five day itinerary which commenced on Friday 5th September and concluded on Tuesday 9th September 2014. Overall a total of 31 players were present, 20 boys and 11 6

60

1

girls, representing the National Associations of China, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, South Africa and Tunisia. All worked under the watchful eye of experienced Chinese coaches with one being a name of most notable pedigree. Present to demonstrate his outstanding skill and give advice was Liang Geliang, the player who represented China in the 1970s and seemingly could turn defence into attack or attack into defence with equal aplomb. China in Europe and China in Africa; the following year it was China in Latin America; the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico was the home. Matters commenced on Wednesday 12th August and will conclude on Sunday 16th August. Dr. Zhang Xiaopeng led the Chinese party; in addition to Puerto Rico, players from travelled from Aruba, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala,

Guyana, Peru, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. The schedule commenced on Monday 14th October and concluded on Saturday 19th October 2015. Three visits to the northern hemisphere, the next was to the southern; one year after the excursion to the Caribbean, the destination was Tweed Heads on the east coast of Australia. Proceedings of China in Oceania started on started on Monday 14th October and ended on Saturday 19th October. Overall the program includes 22 players and 11 coaches from seven countries: Australia, China, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. 1

China in Oceania 2016, Caorlyn Li (FIJ) & Grace Yee (FIJ)

2

China in Latin America 2015

3

China in Europe 2014

2

3

4

5

4

China in Africa 2014

5

China in Africa 2014

6

China in Oceania 2016


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What’s Next ITTF Development and Education & Training Programs continue to expand and innovate. Our current list includes: Continental Development Programs (including support for Continental Development Officers, World Cadet Challenge Continental Teams, Continental Federation administrative support, Coach Education, URC Courses, PTT Courses, Women’s Courses, Training Camps and Equipment Assistance) ; Hopes Program (including National, Regional, Continental, and World Hopes weeks as well as World Hopes Team) ; World Table Tennis Day-April 6 every year as the chance for everyone, everywhere to celebrate our passion for table tennis; Online Education (through ITTFEducation.com and Spins and Skills Coaching videos) ; our social programs through DreamBuilding; and the ITTF International Training Center Network, “With the Future in Mind” Scholarships, and Mentorship Program supporting our players and coaches.

So with such a list ongoing in 2017-2020 what could possibly be next? For 2017-2020 we plan to implement the following: • ITTF Bachelor of Sports Coaching specializing in Table Tennis-first intake November, 2016 • ITTF Administration Course-2017 • Spins and Skills Coaching Videos expanded-2017 • DreamBuilding-Refugee Projects-Using table tennis as a vehicle for social change-2017 • ITTF High Performance Level 4 Coach Education-2018 • ITTF Table Tennis for All Manual-2019 • ITTF Coach Accreditation Scheme transferred to online modules with maximum 12 hours practical courses at each level-by 2020 • ITTFEducation.com Continued expansion throughout the quadrennial

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3

1 ITTF Administration Course 1

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2 Online coaching course 3 Online talent identification course


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