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CONTENTS 04 Welcome Messages 06 Mission Statement 07 Facts and Figures 08 Flow Chart 10 Overview 11 Social Media 12 Coach Accreditation Scheme 14 Supporting Organisations 15 Supporting Manufacturers 16 Humanitarian Projects 18 Education & Training 20 Spotlight on Africa

EDITOR Ian Marshall GRAPHICS DESIGNER Carolina Rosso CONTRIBUTORS Evelio Alvarez, Mikael Andersson, Afshin Badiee, Oswaldo Borges, Stefano Bosi, Michael Brown, Cai Zhenhua, Raul Calin, Mike Cavanaugh, Polona Cehovin Susin, Lila de Soysa, Steve Dainton, Patrick Gillmann, Khaled El-Salhy, Kimberly Koh, Pere Miro, Leandro Olvech, Zita Pidl, Adham Sharara, Glenn Tepper PHOTOGRAPHERS Africa Table Tennis Federation, Freddy Almendariz, Evelio Alvarez, Rafael Armendariz, Asian Table Tennis Union, Mohamed Atoom, Mohamed Bassonyi, Edwin Bautista, Branka Batinic, Jan Berner, Michael Brown, Régis Canor, Polona Cehovin Susin, Chan Foong Keong, Christine Chee, Sylvain Chermette, Donald Chin, Emanuel Christiansson, Sydney Christophe, Massimo Costantini, Guillermo Coyden, Abilio Cruz, Lila de Soysa, Egypt Table Tennis Association, Eric Duduc, Ahmed El-Dawlatly, Carlos Esnard, Kathy Gauthier, Wayne Gear, Mohamed Gharib, Rémy Gros, Larry Hodges, Scott Houston, International Olympic Committee, Eva Jeler, Arif Khan, Kaka Lawson, Christian Lillieroos, Lithuania Table Tennis Association, Lucelle Limaza Studio Photography, Ennis Luna, Nelson Machado, Gaël Marziou, Richard McAfee, Ronald Mugwanya, North American Table Tennis Union, Oceania Table Tennis Federation, Leandro Olvech, Luisana Perez, Puerto Rico Table Tennis Federation, Patrick Ringel, Albert Rooijmans, Georg Silberschmidt, Table Tennis Australia, Ahmed Taha Nada, Karima Tellaa, Glenn Tepper, Vallot Vainula, Lincon Yasuda, Aleksey Yefremov Printed by Minsun, Shanghai

27 Spotlight on Asia 32 World Highlights 34 Spotlight on Europe 40 Spotlight on Latin America 48 Spotlight on North America 50 Spotlight on Oceania 56 Marketing 57 Women’s Development 58 Global Junior Program 60 Para Table Tennis 62 Umpires and Referees

Development and Education

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ccording to its mission, as stipulated in the Olympic Charter, Olympic Solidarity dedicates its efforts to providing assistance to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across the five continents. This assistance aims to develop Olympic values and the practice of sports from grassroots to elite level worldwide. The 17 programmes which are offered by Olympic Solidarity to NOCs for the 2013 – 2016 quadrennial plan follow very similar objectives as during the 2009 – 2012 quadrennial plan, with a specific emphasis on athletes’ development, including their entourage (i.e. coaches), focusing on the Olympic Games in Rio, the Youth Olympic Games in Nangjing as well as various continental and regional games. As was the case in the past, NOCs and their affiliated National Sport organizations are strongly encouraged to carry an in depth analysis, in order to further provide the best support for their athletes and coaches, to improve their organizational structures, to raise their management levels and to make rational and efficient use of the resources coming from the share of the TV rights from the broadcasting of the Olympic Games, which ultimately belongs to the NOCs. But of course, one individual entity cannot achieve mid to long term results alone. Indeed, the meaningful impact of this support provided by Olympic Solidarity through the National Olympic Committees, is only possible thanks to the very fruitful and mutually beneficial collaboration with the International Federations, and particularly with ITTF for more than 25 years now. As stated before, the development of each sport starts at national level. The support and the valuable technical advice provided by the International Federations to the national bodies makes a huge difference, and collaboration between all the parties is crucial, i.e. ITTF, Olympic Solidarity, National Federations, NOCs, etc. By working together, the funds which have made available for all these important actions, either from Olympic Solidarity through the NOCs or directly by the ITTF to National Table Tennis Associations have been used to maximum effect. During the next quadrennial plan starting in 2013, we would like to improve our service by addressing the specific needs of our respective stakeholders in a more focused manner and by adapting ourselves to the real situations in each country. Consequently, Olympic Solidarity will increase its flexibility towards the NOC’s support and will also offer a more individual and tailor made assistance, when requested. In my capacity as Director of Olympic Solidarity, I would like to sincerely thank the ITTF for more than 25 years of excellent and fruitful collaboration, always based on open minded and frank discussions. Together, we are making the most of the resources available to build a robust and sustainable high-performance system, which produces the best support and results for athletes, coaches and sports administrators. I believe that collectively with the ITTF we are investing in the right areas; that the right people are in place, surrounding them with support and encouraging them to strive for excellence in everything they do. Our joint strategy is to build a lasting legacy of success for Table Tennis and we look forward to the pursuit of this strategy throughout the 2013-2016 quadrennial period. 4 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

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his magazine represents two of the four “P”s in the P4 plan, which is the underlying philosophy of the ITTF and sets all its priorities. The two “P”s in this magazine are PARTICIPATION and PLANNING. The main goal of the ITTF’s Development Plan is to increase PARTICIPATION at all levels and in all corners of the world through a sound and well-designed development PLAN. To have a table tennis athlete from Vanuatu participate at the 2012 London Olympic Games speaks volumes. To have the World Cadet Challenge hosted in Puerto Rico and then followed by Guam is short of a miracle. Moreover, to have the World Junior Circuit finals played in Guatemala is a dream come true. And what about a Qatari woman at the London Olympics? Although all these are visible manifestations of our competition program, in fact they manifest themselves through the less visible but most valuable Development Program. Although we do not blow our own horn, as we know table tennis people are rather modest and although we may not promote our achievements enough, our development work does not go unnoticed. We have received award after award and many accolades from our partners in international sport. Our work, though, is not designed to get awards but it is heartwarming to be nominated and to have our work recognized by those who share the same vision as we do. It is not a coincidence that the ITTF today is composed of 217 member national associations making it one of the largest sports federations in the world. But our goal is not to have more members; our goal is to plant table tennis activity in every corner of the world. The success is then measured by the number of new associations that join our ever-growing federation. However, to have more members is not enough, we also have to make sure that each of our members remains active and enjoys the benefits and initiatives offered by the ITTF and its programs. In its new structure, the ITTF has given great importance to the development program by assigning it a leader as a DeputyCEO. This component of the ITTF’s structure occupies a great part of the ITTF’s activities and budget. In fact, for the 20132016 quadrennial, the ITTF will invest 30% more than the previous quadrennial for its development plan and programs. In addition, to legitimize the continental federations and to formally integrate them in the ITTF formal structure, the ITTF has created a new option of continental affiliation to better deliver its programs and to avoid duplication. This synchronicity will provide even more opportunities and more streamlined services to the ITTF member associations in each continent. To ensure an efficient and professional delivery of ITTF services in the continents we now have for the first time in our history a full-time Development Officer in each continent. There is no need to explain or enumerate the activities and programs of our development program; you will find all the details in this special magazine. Instead, on behalf of all our member associations and on behalf of all table tennis lovers, I would like to sincerely thank our development program staff for their tireless work and for keeping our sport alive across the globe under the capable leadership of its program leader, our Deputy-CEO, Glenn Tepper.


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he ITTF Development Program has matured; most importantly it is sustainable which helps extend our vision to new objectives and fields. In the last four years the ITTF family has expanded significantly, with 13 new members joining; that means a total of 217 members. It makes the ITTF the second highest in terms of membership, only volleyball has more. Development is for us not only a question of quantity, it means also quality. The Coach Accreditation System has climbed higher. Level Two courses were launched in 2010 and Level Three in 2012. The education for umpires and referees was re-structured to fit association’s needs, Para Table Tennis continues its expansion to more coun-

MIKAEL ANDERSSON ITTF Senior Consultant Education and Development

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elcome to the wonderful world of ITTF Development; often rewarding, always challenging. The ITTF Education and Training Department opened its doors in 2009 and has since then, together with the “Big Brother” the ITTF Development Department

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t is said that knowing and willing is not enough when trying to reach new dimensions; we must apply and do! The ITTF Development Program alongside the Education and Training Program is pursuing just these ideals; this is being done in close cooperation with our extensive team of course conductors, coaches, experts, donors, sponsors, partner organizations and last but not least Continental Federations and National Associations. Thank you, dear friends, none of this would be possible without you! We hope that with the current edition of the magazine we succeeded in bringing closer to you the extent and the diversity of the programs, opportunities and incentives that are made available and delivered through the Development and Education and Training Programs, very often set up as joined projects with external partners and supporters. In fact players, coaches, umpires and referees, competition directors and managers have never had so many opportunities to grow, accumulate new knowledge and implement. What a job they are all doing! The possibilities to develop and bring our sport to new heights are really many and we try to ensure even more by being constantly innovative and creative with loads of enthuPolona Cehovin Susin siasm and passion. Together we are shaping the future and we are doing this by using sport as a vehicle for social change; thus making the world a better place. We indeed live in exciting times and we are sure that the best is yet to come. Everything matters and everyone’s contribution is precious so welcome on board – let’s continue building our dreams together!

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formed , what we believe today is an outstanding partnership for developing our sport; table tennis. With the award winning ITTF Development Program serving as the Mikael Andersson backbone and looking after the more fundamental needs; ITTF Education and Training has been awarded the opportunity to launch a flurry of activities targeting young talents and their coaches from emerging national associations. Never in the history of international table tennis have there been so many opportunities for young athletes to compete and train all around the world. Looking ahead to the new Olympic cycle we are proud to offer outstanding and well managed programs based on the Global Reach concept and the functional ITTF Athletes Development Model. We live and work for the future of our sport; we believe in passion, in a strong vision and in success.

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oming to the end of the fourth Olympic cycle for the ITTF Development Program it is hard to imagine that 14 years has passed since the humble beginnings in 1999, when our newly elected and innovative President, Adham Sharara, gave the task of setting up a worldwide ITTF Development Program and ITTF Coach Accreditation System. The ITTF Development Department, working in unison with the ITTF Education and Training Department, is now recognized as a world leader, with awards from Sport Accord, Beyond Sport, 360 Sports Marketing and FICTS Sport Movies (Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs) in recent times. We have a close working relationship and many new and innovative projects with the International Olympic Committee, Olympic Glenn Tepper Solidarity, the International Paralympic Committee, United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and Sport. In addition we have strong support for our humanitarian projects from manufacturers Butterfly, Stag, Xiom, Nittaku, Tibhar as well as Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) and German Table Tennis Association (DTTB). For the first time in 2013, we will have a million dollar annual budget for the continental development programs and all six continents will have Continental Development Officers co-ordinating over 100 courses and 30 equipment packages worldwide annually. Meanwhile, Education and Training provides many opportunities for talented young players, from Hopes to Youth Olympic Games, through “With the Future in Mind” and “Road to Nanjing Scholarships” and utilising the “ITTF Hot Spot” structure. The backbone of all the programs is the dedicated staff and course conductors who work long hours with great passion. We all look forward to 2013-2016 with great optimism that we can again reach new heights.

tries through increased integration principles; of the 492 development courses held in the cycle, 42 per cent included education on topics related to athletes with a disability. Furthermore, the period was signed by two words, partnerships and recognition, both linked. The ITTF Sport Social Responsibility projects made huge steps by partnering Peace and Sport, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). However, it was not only shaking hands; special projects were implemented in Colombia, East Timor, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Peace Cup “Ping Pong Diplomacy 2.0” was organised in conjunction with Peace and Sport. In addition, four UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camps, which educate young leaders to use sport as a vehicle for peace and development were held with the support of the ITTF. We also supported another partner, the IPC, by taking part in a Youth Camp which targeted Central America. The Nittaku Dream Building in El Salvador was also a success, implemented in 11 centres; it has the aim of reducing the number of children recruited by gangs. Furthermore, there is the recognition from the sport community. Peace and Sport recognised the ITTF as the best International Federation; same as Beyond Sport but in this case shortlisted; Sport Accord applauded the ITTF Women s Development Program. Meanwhile, SportBusiness International “Making a Difference” acknowledged the Ping Pong Paix project in Burundi and the Democratic Leandro Olvech Republic of Congo. Meanwhile, multiple films of social projects gained honours in “Sport Movies & TV Award”. The recognitions provide a huge motivation to continue our expansion and to give more exposure to ITTF endeavours. One aim is to attract more sponsors; in support ITTF Marketing launched the Dream Building Program to raise funds. Now, the future looks even brighter, for the first time since the inception of the Development Program, the 2013-2016 cycle witnesses Development Officers in all six continents! 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!

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GLENN TEPPER

ITTF Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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FACTS & FIGURES

CONSISTENT GROWTH History of Progress

Development Staff Since 1999

......The ITTF Development Program began in 1999 with a pilot project in Oceania. At that time the ITTF had a total of 180 member countries. ......Following the success in Oceania Development, the program was expanded to Africa, Latin America and Europe in 2001. ......By 2002, all continents had an “agreement of understanding” with the ITTF for development. ......In 2013, ITTF now has 217 member countries or territories. ......The current continental development “agreement of understanding” is for 2013-2016.

......Glenn Tepper: Oceania Development Officer (1999-2000), ITTF Development Manager (2001-2006), ITTF Director of Development Programs (2007-2008), ITTF Executive DirectorDevelopment (2009-2012), ITTF Deputy CEO (2013-current). ......Babatunde Obisanya: Africa Development Officer (2001). ......Evelio Alvarez: Latin America Development Officer (20012012). ......Zita Pidl: Europe Development Manager (2001-2008). ......Afshin Badiee: Asia Development Officer (2001-2008, 2010-current). ......Steve Dainton: Oceania Development Officer (2002-2005). ......Surendra Suwal: Oceania Development Officer (2006). ......Andrew Hubbard: Oceania Development Officer (2006-2008) ......Leandro Olvech: ITTF Co-ordinator of Development Programs (2007-2008), ITTF Development Program Manager (20092011), ITTF Deputy Executive Director-Development (20112012), ITTF Director Development (2013-current). ......Scott Houston: Oceania Development Officer (2009-2011). ......Polona Cehovin Susin: Europe Development Manager (2009), ITTF Departments Program Manager (2010-2011), ITTF Deputy Executive Director-Education & Training (2011-2012), ITTF Director-Education and Training (2013-current). ......Lilamani de Soysa: Europe Development Manager (2010current). ......Michael Brown: Oceania Development Officer (2012-current) Ahmed Dawlatly: Africa Development Officer (2013-current). ......Ramon Ortega Montes: Latin America Development Officer (2013-current). ......Dejan Papic: North America Development Officer (2012current).

Courses from 2009 to 2012 ......492 courses were organized. ......98 courses from Olympic Solidarity. ......206 of these courses included education about Para Table Tennis, 42% of the total, while in the last quadrennial it was at 14%. ......128 equipment packages with tables, scorers, rackets, balls were donated. ......Around 24,000 people attended ITTF courses all over the world. ......38% of them were women while during the last quadrennial (2005-08) it was 33%. ......More than 200 national associations were supported through courses or equipment donations or hosted a development event. ......Over 4000 Coaching Manuals of different levels and languages were distributed. ......A total of 116 experts from 49 countries represented the ITTF internationally.

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DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION & TRAINING OVERVIEW

he ITTF Development Program, established in 1999 as a pilot project in Oceania, has grown considerably and in a sustainable way over the past 14 years. Like a locomotive taking time to build up to full steam and starting with just one staff member, it has progressively grown to two and a half full-time ITTF staff, six Continental Development Officers and over 100 course conductors. Some 100 mass participation courses are held each year and for the first time in 2013, there is a million dollar continental development budget. Structures and philosophies have been established and refined for the greater good of all over the 14 years. Enter the younger and racier sportscar: the Education and Training Program; with an innovative leader, the focus is on young talents, from Hopes to Cadets to the Youth Olympic Games and to Junior players. Support programs have been built around each area in such a way that the machine can adapt readily to individual needs and has done so since inception with excellent results. The locomotive Development Program and the sportscar Education and Training Program work hand in hand, complementing each other with the right balance of stability and flexibility.

Key Areas .....ITTF Development Projects: over 100 courses per year covering Coach Education, Training Camps, Women’s Courses, Umpires and Referees Courses, Para Table Tennis Courses, Marketing Courses. .....ITTF Development Equipment Assistance: provides approximately 30 packages of equipment annually on a rotation and needs basis. .....ITTF Dream Building Project: uses table tennis as a vehicle for social change, working closely with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,

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A demonstration from Richard Prause at the Training Camp prior to the ITTF 2012 World Cadet Challenge

Peace and Sport and the International Paralympic Committee. Extensive support has been received from Butterfly, Stag, Xiom, Tibhar, the German Table Tennis Association and the Foundation for Global Sports Development. .....ITTF Coach Accreditation System: Over 3,000 coaches have been accredited since inception in 2004. There was extensive Course Conductor Training in 2012 and ITTF Level Three will start in 2013. .....ITTF Women’s Development Program: won Sport Accord’s Spirit of Sport Award in 2012 and with a minimum of one women’s course in each continent per year will continue to promote women’s issues. .....Special Projects: “With the Future in Mind”, Olympic Solidarity Junior Scholarships and “Road to Nanjing” initiatives sup-

port over 20 players from the developing countries. Training is provided in addition to competition pathways to both Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games. Olympians have already emerged. .....Hopes Project: provides national and continental opportunities; the World Hopes Week is a major feature with selection for the prestigious World Hopes Team the prime goal. .....ITTF Hot Spots: recognize existing training centres, seeking to establish opportunities and links for elite training and education. .....ITTF Online Learning: comes online in 2013 and will provide comprehensive links and education connected to With the Future in Mind, Road to Nanjing and Hopes projects.

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THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES, SINGAPORE 2010

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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wide range of possibilities is offered on multimedia both on the internet and social media. Simply tune in and keep up-to-date with the very latest developments that are being made throughout the world. The Development Page on the ITTF website details news and valuable information with regards to the Coach Accreditation System, Upcoming Courses, Databases of Courses, Equipment Assistance, Certified Coaches and Match Officials, Olympic Solidarity Programs, Women s Development and Internet Streaming. Notably Internet Streaming has received 47 million connections since 2009 (www.ittf.com/ittv).

Facebook Meanwhile on Facebook there is the Fan Page which has proved outstandingly popular (www.facebook.com/ITTFWorld); it has attracted no less than 32 million connections since 2010.

In addition the ITTF World page has witnessed more than 32 million connections since the start in 2010 and the Women’s Development page (www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Development-in-Table-Tennis/147833028595106) has proved a success.

Profiles Also there are the extensive profiles which feature Development (http://www.facebook.com/ittf.development) and the ITTF World Hopes Team (http://www.facebook.com/worldhopesteam.ittf). Also there is access to Twitter (Twitter: @ittfworld) and Dream Building (www.ittfdream.com). Also Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/ittfworld) plus the YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/ittfchannel) with 1.7 million connections since 2010, have all made the work of the International Table Tennis Federation more visible.

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TTF Dream Building is a new umbrella branding of social responsibility programs which "create opportunities to dream"; included is Para Table Tennis "nothing can stop the dream" and Junior Table Tennis "creating the dream pathway".

activity to all members of our society and especially to those that have financial or physical challenges. I hope that the table

"Supporters of the ITTF Dream Building Program will now be referred to as ITTF Dream Builders, because they literally help to build the ping pong dreams of many around the world," explained Steve Dainton, ITTF Marketing Director and creator of the ITTF Dream Building concept.

Official Launch Seeking Dreamers

tennis community and the corporate community will support this program in big numbers", said Adham Sharara, ITTF President.

The ITTF is now actively seeking individual and Corporate Dream Builders to support the concept. Individuals will be able to donate on the website www.ittfdream.com/donate. Corporations are invited to partner the ITTF Dream Building program for their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. Recognition levels will be commensurate with the level of support and range from Bronze Dream Builders to Platinum Dream Builders.

NOTHING CAN STOP THE DREAM CREATING THE DREAM PATHWAY

Turkey’s Hatice Duman in action at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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After months of preparation, the ITTF Dream Building concept, along with a promotional video and website was launched by ITTF Marketing Division's Kimberly Koh at the Annual General Meeting held in the "Goldsaal" in the Westfalenhallen Convention Centre in Dortmund, Germany on Tuesday 27th March 2012. "The Dream Building campaign encompasses all that is "development" within the ITTF. We need more funds to service more areas and more communities and make table tennis an accessible

Australia’s Heming Hu at the Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Championships ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 11


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riginally named “Justice for All”, the Foundation for Global Sports Development is led by the charismatic duo of David Ulich and Steve Ungerleider. Since 2008, the organisation has provided US $30,000 per annum for ITTF Development Program projects with a humanitarian basis. In 2009, this included projects in Jordan, hurricane assistance for Jamaica and support for the Côte D’Ivoire. One year later in 2010, they became partners for ITTF projects organised in conjunction with Peace and Sport, commencing with the venture in East Timor. The following year they supported projects in Benin, Mongolia and Suriname, in addition to helping with equipment packages for Ethiopia, Swaziland, Uganda, Guatemala and Uruguay. In 2012 support was provided for courses in Honduras, Namibia, Guatemala Somalia and Tanzania. Outstanding aid and the backing is set to continue for the period 2013-2016. The patronage has been increased to US $200,000 and includes the promotion of junior players on the “Road to Nanjing” project; the endeavour linked to the next Youth Olympic Games.

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The efforts of Foundation for Global Sports Development were appreciated in Tanzania

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“In 2011 and 2012 we switched the funding to the ITTF Peace and Sports project; we gave financial support for the camps organized in Burundi and Congo and we covered the costs for the stay of the group which visited Dortmund”, said Matthias Vatheuer. “We are proud of being a part of this wonderful project; looking into the eyes of the children and seeing them play table tennis was the best evidence that the project was a success.” Furthermore, it is not the only area where Germany is active in developing

table tennis. In conjunction with German Foreign Ministry and the German Table Tennis Association, the University of Leipzig, offers five month courses in a range of sports and in a variety of languages. Participants are required only to pay the airfare; hospitality and all tuition fees are covered. A trial course was held in English for African Countries prior to full implementation. The first official course was in Spanish in 2009-10 followed by a second in French in 2011.

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n 2006 the German Table Tennis Association (Deutscher Tischtennis Bund) was not satisfied with the problems that African and Latin American countries had faced with respect to acquiring visas to enter Germany to compete in the Liebherr World Championships in Bremen. They wished to assist those continents. Therefore, young, motivated and innovative leaders Thomas Weikert (President) and Matthias Vatheuer (Secretary-General) contacted the ITTF Development Department; it was agreed the German Association would provide equipment packages to those continents. Since that time the following countries have benefitted from the gesture made: Anguilla, Barbados, Centrafrique, Guyana, Kenya, Libya, Netherlands Antilles, Peru, Sierra Leone, Somalia, St Kitts and Nevis and Togo. Additionally, the German Table Tennis Association supported the “Ping Pong Paix” project in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo; a scheme which introduced many young people to the sport of table tennis. In every village there were smiles as children tried their skills but undoubtedly one of the major highlights of the whole concept was the visit to the Liebherr World Team Championships in Dortmund in 2012. In the Westfalenhallen, wide-eyed members of the party were able to rub shoulders with the star names from the German National Team.

Timo Boll met the officials and players who came to Dortmund as part of Ping Pong Paix


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utterfly is a long-time supporter of the ITTF Development Program and the period 2009-2012 was no exception. During a friendly discussion at the World Junior Championships in Spain in 2008; Glenn Tepper, on behalf of the International Table Tennis Federation and Yuki Kamizuru

representing Butterfly, discussed a possible project with a new partner “Peace and Sport”. The proposal was for a special project to commence in 2009 in Colombia. Both parties were not totally convinced the envisaged project would prove a success. However, trust built through extensive cooperation involving such ventures as Tsunami Rebuilding, the South Africa Disadvantaged Region Project plus being the first sport to return to Afghanistan in addition to similar successful undertakings, prompted the decision to proceed. Colombianitos proved a success; now the ITTF in conjunction with Peace and Sport stages one such project annually; the concept being made possible thanks to the support from Butterfly. They have provided tables, rackets, balls and printed shirts for each project. Now, in addition to Colombia, similar successful schemes have been staged in East Timor, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. "We feel proud in our commitment and it's great that this assistance has now faces”, said Shunsaku Yamada, the Chief Executive Officer of Butterfly after meeting the young players from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships in Dortmund. Furthermore, Butterfly funds the ITTF World Hopes Team project, providing opportunities for talented players from throughout the world who are under 12 years of age; all benefiting from high level specialist coaching.

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iom, the Korean manufacturer of high level table tennis equipment, entered into an agreement with the ITTF in 2011. The “Xiom Development Incentive Programme” was born; an accord whereby the company provides eight equipment packages per year. Each package comprises six tables, six nets and post sets, six scorers, 80 rackets, eight gross of balls plus table tennis clothing for the national association. Each year, the first eight countries allocated an Olympic Solidarity Technical or a Developing a National Sports Structure Course receive the offer.

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ivek and Rakesh Kohli, the amiable brothers may not at first give the impression that they run the most successful sporting goods export company in India; more they give the feeling they have returned from meditating in the foothills of the Himalayas, a sojourn regularly completed by Vivek. Sport is their field of work; table tennis is their passion. Stag has been a supporter of the ITTF Development Program since the beginning and always the first to volunteer assistance for special projects with a humanitarian link. The ITTF pays a token price for the equipment provided through the Development Program but, with Vivek’s philosophy of providing the best equipment, it is closer to a donation. An exalted place in the next world is certainly assured for the “Indian Saints”; in this world they are greatly appreciated.

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The philanthropic Vivek Kohli

t the GAC Group 2011 World Table Tennis Championships a new step was taken with regards to social programs. The Japanese company Nittaku joined the ITTF Dream Building pool of sponsors. “Nittaku Dream Building in El Salvador” is the project. The aim is to help disadvantaged children in eleven rural areas were 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 Isao Kiteoka the President of Nittaku. “We appreciate the opportunity given by the International Table Tennis Federation.” A highly pleased President and also a delighted Deputy General Manager, Mr

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Shunsaku Yamada wearing a Dream Building badge

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Butterfly

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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 programme; I hope we can continue with such projects in the future.” A first contribution; hopefully the start of a fruitful partnership.

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HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

At the Qatar Peace and Sport Cup in November 2011, the players visited a local school to promote sport and harmony

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(UNOSDP). In recent years the International Table Tennis Federation has formed a close partnership with UNOSDP and is one of the main international federations working with them on a regular basis. Meanwhile, the International Paralympic Committee is also an important partner and recently started to run regional camps with the aim to promote young athletes, coaches and officers to

which the International Table Tennis Federation contributes to in terms of human and equipment resources. All are global partners with projects being established in selected countries in agreement with the International Table Tennis Federation; Nittaku Dream Building in El Salvador and Haiti Recovery, following the earthquake in January 2010, are notable examples of successful endeavours. PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

t international level, the sporting community has its own codes, networks and directions. Many factors are different but there are many in common. If we have to point out recent trends in terms of development it would certainly be the involvement in social projects and the use of sport as a vehicle for social change, peace and development. The concept has been defined as Sport Social Responsibility; the International Table Tennis Federation is one of the leading international federations in this field. The last four years have been highlighted by the establishment and strengthening of networks linking sport and social development. Our main partners are Peace and Sport, who work with more than 40 international federations but consider the International Table Tennis Federation as their locomotive, being one of only three international federations to be founding partners. In recognition the International Table Tennis Federation received the “Best International Federation” at their forum in 2009; whilst SportBusiness awarded the joint project in Burundi and Congo Democratic “Ping Pong Paix” as best of its class in 2012. Undoubtedly, the main driver in social concepts is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, whilst the agency which promotes these goals through sport is the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace

Leandro Olvech instructs at a UNOSDP Youth Camp in Doha


PHOTO: AHMED TAHA NADA

HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS

Wilfried Lemke addresses the dinner at the 2011 Peace & Sport Cup

United Nations Office on Sport for Development & Peace

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nder the leadership of Mr. Wilfried Lemke, the Special Adviser for Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations Secretary General, the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace agency has the task to advocate Millennium Development Goals worldwide, especially with United Nation’s member states and its delegates. In 2012 this advocacy moved beyond politics and bureaucracy into action on the field with an ambitious project; the education of young leaders of developing countries; non-governmental organisations using sport for development and peace. Four camps were organised where motivated young people from Africa and the Middle East received training on social and sporting matters. The International Table Tennis Federation led sessions at all the camps and plans to continue. In order to support the follow up, the UNOSDP/ITTF Dream Building project was launched which provides material and educational assistance to selected youth leader projects after each camp.

Haiti Recovery

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fter the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 the international Table Tennis community and the International Table Tennis Federation moved into action quickly in order to assist and reinstall the sport on the island. The response was extraordinary; 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. An ITTF expert was based in the Island for ten weeks and provided educational services and advice whilst coordinating the use of the donations. ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 17


PHOTO: REMY GROS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

STEP BY STEP by Mikael Andersson

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left Brian Afanador and right Christos Christonof both played in the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships

Pathways T

he ITTF Education and Training Department was established with the aim of playing a fundamental role in improving the sport of table tennis; securing sound and constructive pathways for athlete development is a principle target. Fundamentally, the policy is to provide opportunities for athletes and coaches to gain sport specific knowledge and a strong awareness of the important rules and regulations involved in ITTF events. In addition a major goal is to create opportunities and offer incentives for talented athletes who wish to pursue table tennis as their number one sport. Universality is the guiding principles, while keeping excellence in mind and providing a strong point of reference for national associations and National Olympic Committees.

ITTF Athlete Vision Identifying and implementing a sport specific educational program, labelled ITTF Athletes Development Model is the vision; the plan is to initiate ideas, building opportunities for athletes and coaches to excel in table tennis and life in general. It is our wish to form and communicate an overall strategy for athlete development, accessible to all national associations that once fully implemented, should cover Talent Identification, Prospect Development, Youth Olympic Games and Olympic Games preparation projects.

Week and Challenge, the parade event of the program.

With the Future in Mind The ITTF With the Future in Mind project continues to play an active part in the general development of athletes from non-traditional table tennis markets seeking Olympic participation.

Road to Nanjing Promoting and identifying athletes for the Youth Olympic Games is the number one priority in the Road to Nanjing Project organised in conjunction with the Olympic Solidarity program organised by the International Olympic Committee. Close co-operation with the ITTF Global Junior Program (the Youth Olympic Games qualifying structure) and connection to the Hot Spot Training Centres is in place.

Close to Karlsson The agreement with Swedish top coach Peter Karlsson comprises his involvement in the Hopes and With the Future in Mind programs, where he deals m\inly with selected players in training and in competitions.

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Specific Areas .....ITTF Hopes Programme: a global talent Identification programme for very young players and their coaches. A successful early introduction to international table tennis was utilized by more than 80 national associations in 2012. .....Prospect Development: direct continuation from the Hopes Program allowing national associations to tap into activities offered through the ITTF Hot Spot Training Center network. Close co-operation has been established with continental organizations in relation to the ITTF Cadet Challenge, the prime event for athletes 16 years and younger. .....Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games preparation: a concentrated effort made to support talented athletes from emerging countries, to qualify and eventually prepare for the Olympic Games. The ITTF “With the Future in Mind” project has been managed in close co-operation with the Olympic Solidarity sector of the International Olympic Committee.

Hot Spots Network The network consists of 23 training centres, endorsed by respective national associations. They are open for international participation, working to support table tennis, its growth, quality, improvement and promotion.

ITTF Hopes The ITTF Hopes Program was introduced in 2009 but a new model was adopted in 2012 with the intention to strengthen the role of the national associations; a total of 77 associations registered with 39 opting to have young hopes players in the ITTF Hopes

ormally introduced at the beginning of 2009, the ITTF Education and Training Department has, during the Olympic cycle 2009-2012, played an active role facilitating several projects connected to the education of athletes, coaches and officials. Looking back on four productive years of hard innovative work, we can conclude that the department has been able to contribute to the growth and success of the award winning ITTF Development Program, by adding well designed and promotionally strong programs . The active projects put on offer to ITTF membership comprise ITTF Hopes, ITTF Hot Spot Training Centre Network, Hello Future Conferences and ITTF “With the Future in Mind”. All are directed towards athlete development; all involve multiple benefits for those participating. The benefits include active educational support, specific events, training camps and training centre options for athletes and coaches. Although much of the focus has been on providing directed opportunities that target active coaches and players, there have been successful initiatives launched to address other needs within the ITTF structure. Notable examples are the Young Umpires project, which preceded the Singapore Youth Olympic Games and most recently the ITTF education.com on-line learning platform. The “step by step approach”, which was introduced highlighted three specific areas, in order to guide athletes and coaches in their development activities.

Online Education The project was launched through a pilot module of e-learning about clean sport, the “Real Winner”. However, our own online education and communication platform is now available at www.ittfeducation.com.

The Future Looking ahead it is quite clear that national associations will be served with a one stop shop for development activities. It is in my mind a vibrant, strong offering managed by quality and experienced staff. All credit for the successful implementation of our projects should go the staff serving our sport day and night: Polona Cehovin Susin (ITTF Deputy Executive Director-Education & Training ), Zita Pidl (ITTF Hopes Manager) and Dejan Papic (ITTF Hopes Consultant). I thank them all for good sparring and memorable times in service of the sport we love.


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

The Precious Shirt

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t has become one of the most prized possessions, the ITTF World Hopes Team shirt is revered; it is a mark of success, it is worn with great pride. In a period of the only four years, the ITTF World Hopes Team has assumed a very special status.

PHOTO: REMY GROS

Inauguration The first ever ITTF World Hopes Team was selected in 2009 encompassing all six continents affiliated to the International Table Tennis Federation; the team visited Chengdu in China and competed in the Euro Mini Championships in the French city of Schiltigheim. Experience gained, in 2010 a series of Training Camps was held under the direction of Dejan Papic, the ITTF World Hopes Team Head Coach, from which the players were selected. The players named, the Team attended the ITTF Junior Circuit Tournament in the Korean city of Daejeon and once again competed in the Euro Mini Championships in Schiltigheim. A new format in 2010 and in 2011 there was a innovation. The first ever ITTF Hopes Week and Challenge was staged with 63 players from 28 associations, covering six continents attending the recently opened Werner Schlager Academy in Schwechat near Vienna. Following a highly successful week, ten players where selected for the ITTF World Hopes Team with a further six being invited at their own cost. The team visited

Hopes Team Generations in Guam, 2012

the Chinese city of Guangzhou for two weeks before spending one week in Ochsenhausen, Germany; the itinerary concluded once again with participation in the Euro Mini Championships in Schiltigheim.

ITTF Hopes Week In 2012 the Hopes Week and Challenge was once again staged; on this occasion at Falkenberg in Sweden under the direction of two players who have won titles at

World Championships, Peter Karlsson and Erik Lindh. Players’ registration was on-line with the approval of national associations. National associations were requested to nominate national co-ordinators and to organize a National Hopes event to select one boy and one girl for the Hopes Week and Challenge.Meanwhile in 2012, an ITTF World Hopes Team was selected to compete in the ITTF 2011 Cadet Challenge in January in Puerto Rico and in the ITTF 2012 Cadet Challenge in Guam in October.

ITTF WORLD HOPES TEAM SELECTIONS The ITTF World Hopes Teams 2009 Boys: Brian Afanador (PUR), Abderahmane Alliqua (ALG), Charles Deng (USA), Christos Christonof (CYP), Park Jeong Woo (KOR), Fermin Tenti (ARG), Patryk Zatowka (POL) 2009 Girls: Salma Khaled (EGY), Tamolwan Khethuen (THA), Janina Nieto Herrera (PER), Egle Orlovaite (LTU), Angeline Tang An Qi (MAS) 2010 Boys: Hung Ka Tak (HKG), Filip Iljevski (CAN), Christopher Wheeler (SCO), Aaron Wilson (TRI) 2010 Girls: Andreea Clapa (ROU), Han Mi Jung (KOR), Insana Makhauri (LAT), Marie Migot (FRA), Neridee Niño (VEN), Ruofei Rao (NZL) 2011 Boys: Youssef Abdel-Aziz (EGY), Kunal Chodri (USA), Kanak Jha (USA), Christie Pletea (ROU), Wong Ho Hin (HKG) 2011 Girls: Adina Diaconu (ROU), Adriana Diaz (PUR), Leung Tsz Ching (HKG), Naina (IND), Ng Yuen Wan (HKG), Monapsorn Saritapirak (THA), Angela Zhan (AUS) 2012 Boys: Youssef Abdel-Aziz (EGY), Alireza Rahnamayhaghighi (IRI), Vilmer Georgsson (SWE), Jeremy Hazin (CAN), Kanak Jha (USA), Medardas Stankevicius (LTU) 2012 Girls: Margarita Balthusite (BLR), Adriana Diaz (PUR), Kristina Kallberg (SWE), Naja Mekamporn (THA), Bruna Takahashi (JPN)

World Cadet Challenge Teams 2011 Puerto Rico - Boys: Kanak Jha (USA), Park Jeong Woo (KOR), Aaron Wilson (TRI), Patryk Zatowka (POL)

2011 Puerto Rico - Girls: Salma Khaled (EGY), Tamolwan Khethuen (THA), Marie Migot (FRA), Neridee Niño (VEN) 2012 Guam - Boys: Youssef Abdelaziz (EGY), Kunal Chodri (USA)Danny Garcia (ECU), Tomas Polansky (CZE) 2012 Guam - Girls: Adina Diaconu (ROU), Leung Tsz Ching (HKG), Monapsorn Saritapirak (THA), Bruna Takahashi (BRA)

The Graduates - Boys 2010 Volkswagen World Junior Championships: Charles Deng (USA) 2011 Volkswagen World Junior Championships: Brian Afanador (PUR) 2011ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Brian Afanador (Latin America), Fermin Tenti (Latin America) 2012 Liebherr World Championships: Brian Afanador (PUR), Christos Christonof (CYP) 2012 ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Brian Afanador (Latin America), Hung Ka Tak (Asia), Filip Ilijevski (North America), Fermin Tenti (Latin America), Patryk Zatowka (Europe) 2012 Volkswagen World Junior Championships: Kunal Chodri (USA), Kanak Jha (USA), Fermin Tenti (ARG)

The Graduates - Girls 2011 Volkswagen World Junior Championships: Angela Zhan (AUS) 2011 ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Adriana Diaz (PUR) 2012 ITTF World Cadet Challenge: Salma Khaled (Africa), Tamolwan Khetkuen (Asia) 2012 Volkswagen World Junior Championships: Marie Migot (FRA) ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 19


PHOTO: REMY GROS

SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA KHALED EL-SAHLY, PRESIDENT AFRICA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

Khaled El-Salhy ATTF President

Africa is one of the continents that has benefited the most from the 2009-2012 Development activities, our thanks to ITTF for the great efforts to fulfil our needs and thanks to all experts. The quadrennial was filled with courses in all fields allocated to member associations on a rotation basis in order that each benefitted at least from one in the four year period. There were also special courses targeting women in the areas of coach education, umpiring and refereeing. Equipment donations were very helpful to promote Table Tennis in many countries. In addition the Development Deptartment was helpful to in promote the Africa Cadet Team to prepare for World Cadet Challenge and to ensure our Continental representation in ITTF Hopes team. Furthermore, the number of self funded courses in Africa has been steadily increasing.

Africa with 48 member associations is the second largest among all continents in membership terms. The number of development related activities is growing – from 16 courses and training camps in 2009 to more than 30 in 2012. There is an increasing number of self-funded courses and Olympic Solidarity courses. Also, the diversity of activities is becoming broader: the focus is still set very much on coach education but courses for umpires and referees have been held; national associations have responded to the increase in women’s activities that are organized on yearly basis. Also, there is a great interest in organising humanitarian projects, part of the ITTF Goodwill Fund. Meanwhile, the ITTF World Hopes Program, the With the Future in Mind project and the advent of the Youth Olympic Games have all helped Africa progress as have the marketing efforts in order to raise the standards of tournaments. Increased television coverage has resulted; times look bright for Africa.

SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 BURKINA FASO PHOTO: KAKA LAWSON

PHOTO: PATRICK RINGEL

BENIN

In September Patrick Ringel conducted a Basic & National Umpires Courses

PHOTO: GEORG SLLBERSCHMIDT

BURUNDI

In October & November Kaka Lawson led an extensive course

ETHIOPIA PHOTO: MOHAMED ATOUM

The Ping Pong Paix project in promoted harmony in an area of past conflict

PHOTO: ERIC DUDUC

CAMEROON

An ITTF/PTT Level One Course and Training Camp was led by Eric Duduc in July

Mohamed Atoom led Olympic Solidarity courses in August ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 21


SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA MAURITIUS

MOZAMBIQUE

PHOTO: PATRICK RINGEL

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

An ITTF donation included six Stag tables and 80 rackets

In February Leandro Olvech conducted a successful ITTF/PTT Level One Course

NIGERIA

SEYCHELLES

PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

PHOTO: AFRICA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

Aleksey Yefremov was the Course Conductor for an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in October

Seychelles was one of several countries to receive help from Tibhar

SOMALIA

SOUTH AFRICA

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD ATOUM

PHOTO: MOHAMED BASSYONI

Staged in Djibouti, Mohammad Atoum led a course in February

In May Mohamed Bassyoni conducted an Basic and National Referees Course

TUNISIA PHOTO: REGIS CANOR

PHOTO: AHMED EL-DAWLATLY

SUDAN

Ahmed El-Dawlatly was the expert for an ITTF Level Two Course in July

Régis Canor conducted an ITTF Training Camp in October

UGANDA

ZIMBABWE

PHOTO: POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

PHOTO: POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

Polona Cehovin was the expert on duty for an ITTF/PTT Level One Course & Training Camp in October 22 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

A Women’s Course was held in July


SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA

SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA - HIGHLIGHTS 2012 ALGERIA

ALGERIA

PHOTO: KARIMA TELLAA

PHOTO: KAKA LAWSON

Karima Tella conducted an ITTF Women’s Course in March and April

Patrick Ringel was the expert for an Advanced Umpires Course

BURKINA FASO

EGYPT

PHOTO: KAKA LAWESON

PHOTO: ALBERT ROOIJMANS

Led by Kaka Lawson a Developing a National Sports Structure Course was concluded in October

Egypt hosted an Advanced Umpires Training in November

MALAWI PHOTO: MOHAMED GHARIB

PHOTO: SYLVAIN CHERMETTE

CHAD

Sylvain Chermette was the expert present for an Olympic Solidarity Course in January

Mohamed Gharib conducted an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in April PHOTO: POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

NAMIBIA

Polona Cehovin Susin conducted an ITTF/PTT Level One Course and Training Camp in May and June ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 23


SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA SUDAN PHOTO: MAHAMED BASSYONI

PHOTO: RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

SIERRA LEONE

Ramon Ortega Montes conducted ITTF Level Two & Basic Umpires Courses in November

Mohamed Bassyoni conducted Women’s Courses in May

TANZANIA

TOGO

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD ATOUM

PHOTO: KAKA LAWSON

Mohammad Atoum led a Training Camp in November and December

Olympic Solidarity Courses were held in September and October

SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 Botswana Central Africa Côte D'Ivoire Egypt Egypt Ethiopia Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Mauritius Morocco Rwanda Sierra Leone Senegal Senegal Tunisia

27 July-4 July 2-8 November 23 September-1 October 6-8 April 18-24 April 14-21 December 25 September-3 October 14-22 March 4-10 May 7-12 December 7-10 July 15-24 July 22 October-2 November 20 January-3 March 15-22 June 17-19 March

ITTF Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Umpires Course & Referees Course, Tournament Organisation ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Conductor Training ITTF Basic Umpires & Referees Course, Tournament Organisation ITTF Umpires Course & Referees Course, Tournament Organisation ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF Level One Coach Education, Training Camp & Tournament Organisation ITTF Level One Coach Education ITTF Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Referees Course (International Referee) Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: Development of National Sports Structure-Part Two ITTF Umpires Course & Referees Course, Tournament Organisation ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp

Branka Batinic (CRO) Eric Duduc (FRA) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Ronald Mugwanya (UGA) Cyril Sen (MAS) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Etienne Guicherd (FRA) Richard Scruton (ENG) Michael Zwipp (GER) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Sylvain Chermette (FRA) Jacky Simon (FRA) Christian Martin (FRA)

2010 Cameroon Central Africa Comoros Congo Brazzaville Côte D’Ivoire Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Ethiopia Gambia Ghana Kenya Libyan Arab Republic

22-27 November 15-21 November 10-17 June 22-27 June 10-14 May 6-8 February 6-8 February 3-11 May 15-29 October 11-22 January 3-11 April 10-17 December 10-20 December 26 October-4th November

ITTF Basic Umpires and National Referees Course ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course, Tournament Organization Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Marketing Course ITTF Level Two Coach Education & ITTF Level Two Coach Education Conductor Training Africa Cadet Challenge Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Goodwill Fund ITTF Training Camp & Tournament Organisation ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course & Tournament Organisation ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & PTT Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp

Patrick Ringel (FRA) Ronald Mugwanya (UGA) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Ronald Mugwanya (UGA) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Steve Dainton (AUS) Philippe Molodzoff (FRA), Glenn Tepper (AUS) Youssef Rabie (EGY) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY)

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Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation PTT - Para Table Tennis


SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA 2010 (CONTINUED) South Africa 19-24 July South Africa 26 June-3 July Sudan 15-24 September Swaziland 13-17 September Tunisia 28-31 January Tunisia 26-28 April Zambia 1-10 August

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Women's Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education, ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF Level One Coach Education & Forum ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp

Emanuel Christiansson (SWE) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Mohammad Atoom (JOR) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Karima Tellaa (ALG) Leszek Kucharski (POL) Sylvain Chermette (FRA)

2011 Benin Burkina Faso Burundi Burundi/DR Congo Cameroon Djibouti Djibouti Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Ethiopia Gambia Guinea Morocco Morocco Mozambique Mozambique Mozambique Niger Nigeria Seychelles Somalia South Africa South Africa South Africa Sudan Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Uganda Zimbabwe

8-15 September 28 October-22 November 12-17 December 18-22 December 27 June-6 July 16-24 January 21-28 May 8-12 January 30 June-5 July 18-22 May 4-6 November 31 December-12 January 14-23 August 14-26 July 24-31 July 8-12 July 11-14 July 20-28 February 19-30 April 3-12 June 12-18 April 7-14 October 5-14 April 2-11 February 29-31 March 29-31 March 31 March 15-22 July 11-22 July 29-31 October 26-30 January 20-31 August 6-13 July

ITTF Basic Umpires Course, Basic and National Referees Course Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part One/Three Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Goodwill Fund: Ping Pong Paix Project Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Basic Umpires Course, Basic Referees Course & Tournament Organisation Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Level Two Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) PTT Classification Seminar Africa Cadet Challenge Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF National Umpires Course, National Referees Course (self-funded) African Competition Managers Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires Course, Basic Referees & Tournament Organisation ITTF Basic & National Umpires Course, National Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Basic & NationalUmpires Course, Basic and National Referees Course Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp (in Djibouti) ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp South Africa ITTF Basic & National Referees Course ITTF Advanced Umpire Training Umpires Course ITTF Level Two Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education, Training Camp & Forum

Patrick Ringel (FRA) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI), Peter Karlsson (SWE) Eric Duduc (FRA) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Karima Tellaa (ALG) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Ashraf Abdel-Fatah (EGY) Sandra Sonn (RSA), Marwan Dia (JOR) Youssef Rabie (EGY) Mohammad Atoom (JOR) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Raul Calin (ESP) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Delano Lai Fatt (CAN) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Mohammad Atoom (JOR) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Cyril Sen (MAS) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Bose Kaffo (NGR) Regis Canor (FRA) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO)

2012 Algeria Algeria Algeria Benin Botswana Botswana Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Burundi Chad Comoros Congo Democratic Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Egypt Lesotho Libyan Arab Republic Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Morocco Namibia Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia Sudan Tanzania Togo Tunisia Tunisia

2-4 April 31 March-4th April 3-4 April 18-29 November 16-20 December 15-21 October 14 January-13th February 16-23 October 23-30 April 15-22 January 14-21 December 15 November-15 December 8-11 January 12-15 January 22-25 February 15-16 November 9-13 February 18-24 October 10-18 December 1-4 May 23 April-4 May 8-15 April 26 April-3 May 21-25 June 25 May-1st June 10-19 December 9-17 November 28 January-2 February 8-12 May 30 November-7 December 21 September-5 October 6-8 October 1-5 October

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Africa Women’s ITTF-PTT Level One Coach Education & Forum ITTF Advanced Umpire Training Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Africa Women’s ITTF Basic & National Umpires Course, Basic Referees Course & Forum Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure-Part Two/Three Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure-Part Three/Three ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course, Tournament Organisation Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & NF Establishment ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure-Part One/Two ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course (self funded) ITTF Advanced Umpire Training ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) Africa Cadet Challenge Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Basic and National Umpires Course (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Basic & National Umpires Course, Basic Referees Course (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: Regional ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Level Two Coach Education & ITTF Basic Umpires Course ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course, Tournament Organisation Women's ITTF Basic and National Umpires Course, Referees Course] ITTF Level Two Coach Education & Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded)

Regis Canor (FRA) Karima Tellaa (ALG) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Karima Tellaa (ALG) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Ronald Mugwanya (UGA) Sylvain Chermette (FRA) Sylvain Chermette (FRA) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Albert Rooijmans (NED), Patrick Ringel (FRA) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Karima Tellaa (ALG), Bose Kaffo (NGR) Youssef Rabie (EGY) Bose Kaffo (NGR) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Patrick Ringel (FRA) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Mohammad Atoom (JOR) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Mohammad Atoum (JOR) Kaka Lawson (TOG) Etienne Guicherd (FRA) Etienne Guicherd (FRA) Ronald Mugwanya (UGA)

Uganda

28 October-4 November ITTF Basic Umpires & Referees Course, Tournament Organisation Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation PTT - Para Table Tennis

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SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE 2009-2012 2009 Benin Burundi Cameroon Central Africa Comoros Côte D’Ivoire DR Congo Liberia Madagascar Mauritius Morocco Rwanda Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia Tanzania Tunisia

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement African Cup ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement African Junior Championships ITTF Agreement

Company Stag DTTB-Stag ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag ITTF

2010 Cameroon Congo Brazzaville Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Ghana Guinea Kenya Malawi Mauritius Somalia South Africa Swaziland Zambia

Donor or Event African Senior Championships African Junior Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company Stag Stag ITTF ITTF Stag Stag ITTF Stag ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF

2011 Africa TTF Angola Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Burundi Cameroon Djibouti Djibouti DR Congo Ethiopia Gambia Guinea Kenya Madagascar Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Mozambique Niger Nigeria South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Uganda Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Donor or Event Company Tibhar-ESN Tibhar/ESN ITTF Agreement Stag World Championships DHS/TMS ITTF Agreement ITTF Peace & Sport Project Butterfly ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement ITTF Xiom Incentive Program Xiom ITTF Agreement ITTF Peace & Sport Project Butterfly ITTF Agreement Stag ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement ITTF Goodwill Fund Project Local DTTB Assistance Stag ITTF Agreement Stag African Cup Butterfly/Tinsue/TMS ITTF Agreement Stag All Africa Games Butterfly/Tinsue/TMS ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement ITTF Butterfly/TMS African Junior Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement Stag ITTF Agreement ITTF Xiom Incentive Program Xiom ITTF Agreement Stag ITTF Agreement ITTF DTTB Assistance Stag

Tables 6 6

Nets 6 6

Surrounds

Rackets 80 80

Balls (Gross) 8 8

Scorers 6 8

Umpires Tables

20 ITTF Level One Manuals 40 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 6

6

80

8

6 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals

ITTF Stag Stag Stag ITTF Stag Stag ITTF

Other

12 6 6

12 6 6

200 80 80

20 8 8

12 6 6

12 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals

150 12

Tables 12 12

12

Nets 12 12

200

Surrounds 200 200

Rackets

20 20 8

12 6

Balls (Gross) 20 20

Scorers 12 12

12 50 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Umpires Tables 12 12

Other

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6 6

6

6

80

8

6

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

10 8

6

Balls (Gross)

Scorers

6

6

80

Tables

Nets

Surrounds

6 9

6 9

5

5

100

10

6

6

80

8

5 6

5 6

100 80

10 8

Rackets 1000 80

20 ITTF Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 Advanced, 60 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Umpires Tables

8

6

` `

14 6 6 12 6 12

14 6 6 12 6 12

12

12

6

6

80

8

6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6

6

80

8

80 80

8

8

100

8 8 2.5 8 2.5

8

8

100

3.3

8

8

100 80

Other

6

60 ITTF Level One Manuals 200 Shirts 40 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 150 Clothing Items, 4 Towel Boxes 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 200 Shirts 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

400 sq metres of flooring 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 400 sq metres of flooring 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 36 TV Court A-Boards 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 150 Clothing Items 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Umpires Tables Donor or Event Company Tables Nets Surrounds Rackets Balls (Gross) Scorers Other Butterfly-TMS Butterfly 12 12 100 3.3 8 8 16 Towel Boxes ITTF Agreement ITTF 18 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Tibhar/ESN Donation Tibhar/ESN 200 ITTF Agreement ITTF 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement ITTF 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Membership Donation Stag 6 6 80 8 6 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 Hema Kohli Donation Stag 5 5 ITTF Agreement ITTF 60 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement Butterfly 10 10 100 Butterfly/Tinsue/TMS 16 Towel Boxes & 1500 sq m Flooring Butterfly/Tinsue 13 13 120 5 8 8 ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 ITTF Agreement Butterfly 10 10 100 ITTF Agreement Butterfly 10 10 100 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 Xiom Incentive Program Xiom 6 6 80 8 6 50 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement ITTF 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement Butterfly 10 10 100 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 20 Advanced Manuals ITTF Agreement Stag 6 6 80 8 6 ITTF Agreement ITTF 20 Advanced Manuals ITTF Agreement ITTF 40 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation DTTB - German Table Tennis Association TMS - TMS International DHS- Double Happiness 26 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 2012 Algeria Algeria Africa TTF Benin Botswana Chad Comoros DR Congo DR Congo DR Congo Egypt Gabon Gambia Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Republic Madagascar Malawi Namibia Senegal Sierra Leone Sudan Tanzania Togo


PHOTO: ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA CAI ZHENHUA, PRESIDENT ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION I am proud of the contributions made by the Asian Table Tennis Union during the past four years; five regions and its 44 national associations have been involved in various ITTF initiated development programs; some have even promoted their own independent development courses. Notably the International Promotion Plan in Table Tennis was started by the Chinese Table Tennis Association in 2010. Such initiatives are beneficial to the increasing number of Asian coaches, technical officials and players in addition to women and disabled players. It is my pleasure to co-operate with the International Table Tennis Federation, now and in the future.

AFSHIN BADIEE, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER ASIAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

Cai Zhenhua, ATTU President

The development of table tennis in Asia is moving forward smoothly. Projects such as coach education, umpire courses and training camps continue to be held in every corner of Asia. Equipment has also been sent to several countries to help promote the sport; furthermore, the gap in playing standard is closing with countries such as India and Iran becoming ever more competitive whilst players from the south east, south west and middle Asia all gaining higher World rankings. My thanks to the leaders and officials from both the International Table Tennis Federation and the Asian Table Tennis Union for making the progress possible.

SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 BHUTAN PHOTO: RONALD MUGWANYA

INDONESIA

Roland Mugwanya led a Basic Umpires & Referees Course in December

Chan Foong Keong conducted a Tournament Organisation Course in September and October

PHOTO: ALELKSEY YEFREMOV

IRAQ

The man at the helm for an ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp in January was Aleksey Yefremov

PHOTO: ALELKSEY YEFREMOV

KYRGYSTAN

Aleksey Yefremov was the expert on duty for an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in August 28 ITTF DEVELOPMENT


SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA MONGOLIA

NEPAL

PHOTO: BRANKA BATINIC

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD ATOUM

Branka Batinic led a Women’s Course in October

Mohammad Atoum conducted an Olympic Solidarity Course in December

TAJIKISTAN

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

PHOTO: AHMED EL-DAWLATLY

PHOTO: AHMED EL-DAWLATLY

Ahmed El-Dawlatly was on duty in November

Ahmed El-Dawlatly was the expert for an ITTF Level Two Course in September

SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA - HIGHLIGHTS 2012 IRAN

JORDAN

PHOTO: EVA JELER

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD ATOUM

Eva Jeler conducted a Women’s Coaches Course and Training Camp in January

Mohammad Atoum was the expert on duty for an ITTF Level One Course in November

PHOTO: CHAN FOONG KEONG

MYANMAR

Chan Foong Keong conducted a Tournament Organiser’s Course in May

QATAR

THAILAND

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

PHOTO: CHRISTINA CHEE

PHOTO: MOHAMMAD ATOUM

PALESTINE

Mohammad Atoum visited in May

A Youth Leadership Camp was staged in January

Dejan Papic was welcomed in April for ITTF Hopes players ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 29


SPOTLIGHT ON ASIA SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 India

23-28 November

PTT Level One Coach Education & PTT Women’s Training Camp

Iraq

30 March-4th April

ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Iraq

7-17 November

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp

Jordan

10-19 August

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Laos

14-19 September

ITTF Tournament Organisation

Malaysia

9-14 November

ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Maldives

8-17 November

ITTF Training Camp & Tournament Organisation

Mongolia

8-17 October

ITTF Level Two Coach Education & Training Camp

Sri Lanka

28 November-9 December

ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Bangladesh

1-8 December

ITTF Training Camp

Brunei

24-30 October

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Cambodia

25-30 April

ITTF Tournament Organisation

China

11-17 August

Youth Training Camp

East Timor

14-18 October

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

East Timor

19-26 October

ITTF Goodwill Fund: Ping Pong Ba Dame Project

India

30 October-1st November

ITTF Cadet Challenge Training Camp

Iraq

8-13 May

ITTF Basic Umpires & National Referees Course

Japan

24-30 June

Youth Training Camp

Laos

5-19 May

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Malaysia

12-17 December

ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Nepal

4-11 September

ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Qatar

20-25 December

ITTF Women's ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Sri Lanka

24-29 October

Europe Cadet Challenge Training Camp

Syria

4-10 October

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Thailand

22-24 July

ITTF Marketting Course

Yemen

2-12 July

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

India

25-27 September

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

Indonesia

26 September-1 October

ITTF Tournament Organization Course

Iraq

18-22 January

Iraq Junior Training Camp

Iraq

23-25 January

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

Iraq

25 October-3 November

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Jordan

16-21 July

ITTF Level Two Coach Education (self funded)

Korea Republic

1-5 August

PTT Level One Coach Education

Kyrgyzstan

25-29 August

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Mongolia

3-12 October

ITTF Women's Training Camp

Nepal

5-12 December

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Philippines

4-10 June

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education, ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training

Sri Lanka

24 January-3rd February

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One & ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Sri Lanka

24-27 May

ITTF Level One Coach Education (self funded)

Tajikistan

21-30 November

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Course

Thailand

20-27 September

Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Sima Limoochi (IRI) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Chan Foong Keong (MAS) Philippe Molodzoff (FRA) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Sylvain Chermette (FRA)

2010

Arif Khan (PAK) Richard McAfee (USA) Chan Foong Keong (MAS) China National Coaches (CHN) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Leandro Olvech (ARG), Peter Karlsson (SWE) Peter Karlsson (SWE), Mikael Andersson (SWE) Glenn Tepper (AUS) Mohammed Bassyoni (EGY) Japan National Coaches (JPN) Arif Khan (PAK) Christina Chee (MAS) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Karima Tellaa (ALG) Branka Batinic (CRO), Atilla Halmai (HUN), Lilamani de Soysa (SUI) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Steve Dainton (AUS) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY)

2011

United Arab Emirates 11-16 September

ITTF Level Two Coach Education (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education

Erik Lindh (SWE) Chan Foong Keong (MAS) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Mohammad Atoum (JOR) Johan Lieftink (AUT), Johann Knoll (AUT) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Branka Batinic (CRO) Mohammad Atoum (JOR) Richard McAfee (USA) Sylvain Chermette (FRA), Dilmini Direckze (SRI) Dilmini Direckze (SRI) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY)

2012 India

3-7 October

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education - Ajmer (self funded)

India

7-9 October

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

India

10-14 October

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education - Indore (self funded)

India

17-21 October

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education - Bangalore (self funded)

Iraq

13-21 January

ITTF Women's Training Camp

Iraq

6-10 March

ITTF Junior Training Camp

Iran

11-13 March

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp

Jordan

10-11 November

PTT Level One Coach Education

Korea Republic

18-21 October

FESPIC PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp

Kyrgyzstan

7-11 December

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Malaysia

21-30 September

ITTF Level Three Coach Education, ITTF Level Three Course Conductor Training

Malaysia

19-23 November

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded)

Myanmar

15-20 May

ITTF Tournament Organization Course

Oman

5-12 October

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Palestine

15-25 March

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Qatar

9-19 January

ITTF Goodwill Fund: UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project

Singapore

3-14 December

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education, ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training (self funded)

Sri Lanka

10-14 November

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education(self funded)

Thailand

25-29 April

ITTF Hopes Training Camp

Vietnam

2-10 October

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Yemen

12-16 May

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation PTT - Para Table Tennis

30 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

Richard McAfee (USA) Thierry Cabrera (BEL) Richard McAfee (USA) Richard McAfee (USA) Eva Jeler (SLO) Kenny Renaux (FRA) Kenny Renaux (FRA Mohammad Atoum (JOR) Ela Madejska (POL) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Philippe Molodzoff (FRA), Glenn Tepper (AUS) Christina Chee (MAS) Chan Foong Cheong (MAS) Mohammad Atoum (JOR) Mohammad Atoom (JOR) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Richard McAfee (USA) Dilmini Direckze (SRI) Dejan Papic (CAN) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Mohamed Gharib (EGY)


EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE 2009-2012 2009 East Timor India Iraq Iraq (Women’s PTT) Jordan Jordan Mongolia Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company Stag

2010 Asia Brunei Cambodia Cambodia East Timor East Timor Hong Kong India Iran Iraq Jordan Jordan Maldives Maldives Mongolia Mongolia Nepal Qatar Syria Tajikistan Thailand Thailand Yemen

Donor or Event Asian Junior Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Peace & Sport Project

Company Butterfly ITTF Double Happiness San Wei ITTF Butterfly

2011 Afghanistan Bhutan DPR Korea Indonesia Iraq Kyrgzystan Macau Nepal Philippines Sri Lanka Syria Tajikistan United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Vietnam Yemen

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Xiom Incentive Program ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Xiom Incentive Program ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness ITTF ITTF CTTA Double Happiness ITTF Xiom CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness ITTF Xiom CTTA Double Happiness Double Happiness

Tables 13 13

2012 Cambodia

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement

Company Double Happiness

Tables

DPR Korea Hong Kong India Kazakhstan Korea Republic Laos Lebanon Mongolia Nepal Oman Oman Pakistan Palestine Turkmenistan Vietnam

ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

ITTF CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness ITTF CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Double Happiness ITTF CTTA Double Happiness ITTF ITTF ITTF

ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Tables 6

Nets 6

Surrounds

Rackets 80

Balls (Gross) 8

Scorers 6

Umpires Tables

Other 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals 20 ITTF Level One Manuals

Stag

10

10

Stag

6

6

80

8

6

Stag Stag

6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6 6

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

CTTA Yancheng AST CTTA Double Fish CTTA Double Happiness CTTA Yantai Xindong CTTA Tianjin 729 CTTA Yantai Xindong CTTA San Wei CTTA Milkyway-Yinhe Jiangsu Liju ITTF ITTF ITTF Double Fish Double Happiness Tianjin 729 ITTF

Tables Butterfly

Nets

Surrounds

Rackets 600

Balls (Gross) 48

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6 50 10

200

15 7 11 10

50

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 400 Shirts 100 Bat Rubbers

20

100 20 Advanced Manuals 50

11 200 100 20 50 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 7 25 100 25 Nets

Surrounds

Rackets 105 85

25 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Balls (Gross)

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other

200 Rubbers 13

120 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

13

90 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6 13 13 13

6

8 13 13

6

Nets

Surrounds

80 105 70 85

8

80 115

8

Rackets

6 30 ITTF/PTT Level One, 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 Advanced Manuals

Balls (Gross)

6

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 Blades, 250 Rubbers 60 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 31


PHOTO: EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE STEFANO BOSI, PRESIDENT EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION I am delighted with the development activities that are being carried out in Europe. We are always trying to find the best way to work with our national member associations in order to ensure that the assistance is given according to real needs; this is possible only with full collaboration and constant communication with all concerned. Communication has improved considerably over the past years and we hope it will continue to progress.

LILA DE SOYSA, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER EUROPEAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

Stefano Bosi, ETTU President

The European Table Tennis Union is committed to increasing the participation of players, coaches and officials, whilst also providing the best opportunities for the development of all players. In recent years the Development Program in Europe has undergone a major restructuring processes, whereby priority areas have been identified, in particular the education of very young players with the Investing in our Youth concept. Furthermore, Eurokids saw its 29th edition in May 2012 in Malinska, Croatia; whilst In 2011, a Eurokids camp was held during the World Championships in Rotterdam. Also, the development plan offers assistance to member associations in the form of education, courses, seminars, training camps, courses for women as well as equipment packages.

SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 BULGARIA PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

Shadow practice at the ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course and Seminar in August supported by Olympic Solidarity

ESTONIA PHOTO: POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

PHOTO: LILA DE SOYSA

ENGLAND

In January a Women’s Forum was staged which Jill Parker and Katy Parker addressed

ITTF/PTT Coach Education & Course Conductor Training Courses were held in June

PHOTO: LILA DE SOYSA

PHOTO: LILA DE SOYSA

EUROKIDS

Turkey hosted a Eurokids Training Camp in February; in October, Vladimir Samsonov visited the Eurokids Selection Training Camp in Poland in October ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 35


SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE

PHOTO: POLONA CEHOVIN SUSIN

FINLAND

Finland hosted ITTF/PTT Level One and Course Conductor Training in February and March

Marina Kravchenko & Isaac Abramovich on duty in December

PORTUGAL

PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

KOSOVO

In July, Aleksey Yefremov led an ITTF/PTT Level One Course

Marina Kravchenko & Isaac Abramovich on duty in December

SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE - HIGHLIGHTS 2012 PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

BULGARIA

Supported by Olympic Solidarity, an ITTF Level Two Course was held in August

Sandra Paovic was a welcome guest in Malinska, Croatia in May

PHOTO: LILA DE SOYSA

CZECH REPUBLIC

A European Coaches Conference was staged in December 36 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

Media interest was high for the Training Camp in Otocec, Slovenia in November


SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE ESTONIA

GEORGIA

PHOTO: VALLOT VAINULA

PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

In August an ITTF/PTT Level One Course was held

Aleksey Yefremov conducted an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in April and May followed by a Training Camp

GREECE PHOTO: JAN BERNER

Jan Berner conducted a Coach Education Course and Training Camp in September

ICELAND PHOTO: EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

Emanuel Christiansson led an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in September ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 37


MADEIRA

MALTA

PHOTO: ABILIO CRUZ

PHOTO: RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

In July Abilio Cruz visited conducted an ITTF/PTT Level One Course

Extensive support was afforded by Xiom

PORTUGAL

TURKEY

PHOTO: ABILIO CRUZ

PHOTO: ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

In June, July and August, Abilio Cruz conducted a series of ITTF/Level One Courses

A Women’s ITTF/PTT Level One Course & Conductor Training was held in September

SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 Croatia France Germany Germany Germany Germany Germany Greece Greece Hungary Hungary Italy Lithuania Lithuania Malta Portugal Romania Spain Sweden

20-22 November 5-10 April 16-20 April 9-16 August 31 August-31 January 28 September - 2 October 12-13 November 6-8 November 27-29 November 18 March-10 June 2-9 August 7-14 December 26-31 October 19-22 November 23-29 January 27-29 November 24-30 November 14-19 September 3-4 November

European Coaching Conference Olympic Project: 2020 Selection Training Camp Olympic Project: 2016 Men's Selection Training Camp Olympic Project - 2020 Talent Identification Training Camp ITTF Level Two Coach Education - Leipzig University Olympic Project - 2016 Men s Selection Training Camp PTT Level One Coach Education - Leipzig University ETTU/ITTF Assistance - Coach Education ETTU/ITTF Assistance - Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Scholarships for Coaches- S.N. Pareek (IND), Thamooh Ahmed Saeed (MDV) Olympic Project: Talent Identification Training Camp Olympic Project: 2020 Selection Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Mini Cadet Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Mini Cadet Training Camp Eurokids Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Coach Education Eurokids Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Mini Cadet Training Camp ITTF Level Two Course Conductor Training

Radivoj Hudetz (CRO), Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Istvan Korpa (GER) Ferenc Karsai (AUT) Istvan Korpa (GER) Marco Fehl (GER) Liu Jia Yi (ENG) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Jan Berner (SWE) Various Istvan Korpa (GER) Istvan Korpa (GER) Branka Batinic (CRO) Martin Adomeit (GER) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Mikael Appelgreen (SWE) Branka Batinic (CRO) Renato Cengic (CRO) Philippe Molodzoff (FRA), Glenn Tepper (AUS)

2010 Armenia Austria China China China Finland France Germany Greece Greece Greece Hungary Hungary Italy Korea Macedonia Russia Russia

5-14 June 5-7 November 2-15 January 1-15 August 27 December-8 January 3-5 December 8-9 March 15-20 November 29-31 January 23-25 April 7-9 May 24 March-16 July 8-14 August 18-22 May 15-24 July 14-16 December 27 May 27 May

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education European Coaching Conference Olympic Project: 2016 Women's Selection Training Camp Olympic Project: 2016 Women's Selection Training Camp Eurokids Special Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF Basic Umpires Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training Olympic Project: 2016 Women's Selection Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Coach Education ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Coach Education ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Scholarships for Coaches - Sukhee Galbadrakh (MGL) Olympic Project: 2020 Talent Identification Training Camp Eurokids Training Camp Olympic Project: 2020 Selection Training Camp Olympic Solidarity Coach Education PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Development Workshop

Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Lilamani De Soysa (SUI) Liu Yan Jun (AUT) Liu Yan Jun (AUT) Jan Berner (SWE) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Jorg Bitzigeio (GER) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE) Jan Berner (SWE) Various Richard Prause (GER) Branka Batinic (CRO) Branka Batinic (CRO) Radivoj Hudetz (CRO) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Glenn Tepper (AUS), Leandro Olvech (ARG)

38 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation ETTU - European Table Tennis Union TMS - TMS International DHS- Double Happiness


SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE 2010 (CONTINUED) Slovak Republic 9-11 December Spain 5-9 October

Eurokids Special Training Camp Eurokids Training Camp

Jaromir Truksa (SVK) Branka Batinic (CRO)

2011 Bulgaria China England Estonia Finland Finland France Germany Hungary Hungary Israel Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Netherlands Netherlands Poland Poland Portugal Romania Spain Turkey Wales

15-21 August 5-22 August 28 January 7-13 January 11-13 February 25 February - 1 March 20 January-20 March 31 August - 31 January 7-13 August 15-21 December 5-13 December 2-11 July 23-25 September 8-9 September 9 May 10-16 May 12-16 October 14-17 October 26 November-1 December 26 July-2 August 2-4 December 7-12 February 27-29 November

Olympic Solidarity: ITTF-PTT Level One Coach Education & Seminar Olympic Project: 2016 Women’s Selection Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Women’s Forum ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (Part One) ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (Part Two) & ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training Olympic Solidarity-Scholarships for Coaches - Kaka Lawson (TOG) ITTF Level 2 Coach Education - Leipzig University Investing in Our Youth - Talent Identification Training Camp Eurokids Premium Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Training Camp & Coaching Seminar ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Sport Psychology Seminar ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Sport Psychology Seminar ITTF Development Workshop Eurokids Training Camp Eurokids Selection Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: International Referees School ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Women’s ITTF Level One Coach Education & Forum ETTU/ITTF Women's Coaching Course: Training Camp & Women’s Forum European Coaching Conference Eurokids Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Training Camp & Coaching Seminar

Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Liu Yan Jun (AUT) Lilamani De Soysa (SUI) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO) Gilles Corbion (FRA), Philippe Molodzoff (FRA) Marco Fehl (GER) Richard Prause (GER), Branka Batinic (CRO) Branka Batinic (CRO), Ferenc Karsai (HUN) Branka Batinic (CRO) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Tanja Kajtna (SLO) Tanja Kajtna (SLO) ITTF Staff Branka Batinic (CRO) Branka Batinic (CRO) Michael Zwipp (GER), Joe Fisher (CAN) Abilio Cruz (POR), Lilamani de Soysa (SUI) Branka Batinic (CRO) Lilamani De Soysa (SUI), Tanja Kajtna (SLO) Branka Batinic (CRO) Jan Berner (NOR)

2012 Bulgaria Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Czech Republic Estonia Faroe Islands France Georgia Germany Germany Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Korea Republic Malta Montenegro Portugal Portugal Portugal Portugal Portugal Portugal Serbia Slovenia Sweden Turkey

24-29 June 7-14 August 21-26 May 12-16 August 7-9 December 18-22 August 7-10 April 10-12 January 29 April-8 May 26-Mar 27 March-1 April 18-28 June 15-23 September 10-17 August 1-9 September 21-25 October 25 October-1 November 29 April-4 May 13-17 June 25-29 June 4-8 July 1-5 August 1-4 September 5-9 September 1 July-31 December 19-25 November 28 -31 October 24-30 September

Eurokids Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training Eurokids Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Eurokids Regional Training Camp European Coaching Conference ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Umpires Course Europe Cadet Challenge Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Development Workshop ITTF Goodwill Fund: Ping Pong Paix Project Visit ITTF Goodwill Fund: UNOSDP Youth Leadership Camp Project ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Coach Education & Training Camp Investing in Our Youth: Talent Identification Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Europe Cadet Challenge Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education and Seminar ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Eurokids Regional Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Lrevel One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) Eurokids Premium Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level Coach Education (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure Eurokids Super Training Camp ETTU/ITTF Assistance: Eurokids Regional Training Camp Europe Women's ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training

Branka Batinic (CRO) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Branka Batinic (CRO) Branka Batinic (CRO) Lilamani de Soysa (SUI), Various Vallot Vainula (EST) Preben Søndergaard (DEN) Branka Batinic (CRO), Thierry Priou (FRA) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) ITTF Staff Georg Silberschmidt (SUI), Leandro Olvech (ARG) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Jan Berner (SWE) Richard Prause (GER), Ferenc Karsai (HUN) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE) Branka Batinic (CRO), Peter Blomquist (SWE) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Branka Batinic (CRO) Abilio Cruz[POR] Abilio Cruz (POR) Abilio Cruz (POR) Abilio Cruz (POR) Branka Batinic (CRO) Abilio Cruz (POR) Ilia Lupulesku (USA) Branka Batinic (CRO) Jan Berner (SWE) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG)

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE 2009-2012 2011 Azerbaijan Bulgaria Kosovo Montenegro

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company Tibhar ITTF Tibhar Tibhar

Tables 6

Nets 6

Surrounds 50

6

50 50

2012 Azerbaijan Bulgaria Bulgaria Georgia Malta Malta Montenegro Turkey Turkey

Donor or Event Company ITTF Agreement Tibhar Xiom Incentive Program Xiom ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement Tibhar Xiom Incentive Program Xiom ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement Tibhar ITTF Agreement ITTF ITTF Agreement ITTF

Tables 6 6

Nets 6 6

6 6

Rackets

Balls (Gross) 2

Scorers 5

Umpires Tables

Other 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

12 6

Surrounds 50

Rackets 80

Balls (Gross)

Scorers

8

6

6

80

8

5

4

50

Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation ETTU - European Table Tennis Union PTT - Para Table Tennis

Umpires Tables 5

Other Clothing 20 Advanced Manuals

5 6

Clothing 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 13 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 39


PHOTO: REMY GROS

SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA OSWALDO BORGES, PRESIDENT LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION On behalf of the Latin American Table Tennis Union which I proudly chair; I am pleased to report that we are highly satisfied with the progress that is being made as a result of the ITTF/LATTU Development Program. In Latin America, we are fully convinced that this program will continue to increase the quantity and quality of our players in each of our member associations.

EVELIO ALVAREZ, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER LATIN AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

PHOTO: EVELIO ALVAREZ

Evelio Alvarez, Development Officer

Evelio Alvarez, Development Officer

At the end of 2012 Evelio Alvarez retired from his role as the Latin American Development Officer. He served the Latin American Table Tennis Union for a period of 12 years. Overall he visited 24 countries, many on more than one occasion, the grand total being some 105 attendances. In addition he met 34 National Olympic Committee Presidents, the Presidents of 96 National Table Tennis Federations and educated over 2,000 students. It is quite incredible record it made him the most active of all ITTF Development Courses Conductors. Since 1970 I have had the honour and pride of being an active participant in Latin American table tennis. I have shared moments of great happiness and seen an increasing number of opportunities arise. One of the most important moments was in 1999, when Adham Sharara, ITTF President, announced the P4 policy of popularity, participation, profit and planning. We are all responsible for recent improvements, the standard of play, the support from volunteers, the efforts of coaches and match officials, in addition the Presidents of National Associations and their Executive Committees. My thanks to all who have supported my efforts over the years; especially to my colleagues in the Latin American Table Tennis Union and to my native Cuba. Now, it is time to hands of the reins of office; my best wishes to all for the future.

SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 BARBADOS PHOTO: MOHAMED GHARIB

PHOTO: ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

ARGENTINA

It was an enjoyable time for Mohamed Gharib, present from March to July

Alejandra Gabaglio and Ramon Ortega Montes conducted courses in June and July

BOLIVIA PHOTO: EDWIN BAUTISTA

PHOTO: RAFAEL ARMENDARIZ

BELIZE

Arturo Vasquez left welcomed Rafael Armendariz right in November

Edwin Bautista was the expert for a Basic Umpires & National Referees Course

COLOMBIA PHOTO: LINCON YASUDA

PHOTO: ALEJADRA GABGLIO

CHILE

Alejandra Gabaglio conducted ITTF/PTT Level One Courses in both January and June

In February Lincon Yasuda led an ITTF Level Two Course IITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 41


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA

PHOTO: ARIF KHAN

DOMINICA

Supported by Olympic Solidarity, Arif Khan conducted an ITTF/PTT Level One Course followed by a Training Camp in December

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

PHOTO: CARLOS ESNARD

PHOTO: EVELIO ALVAREZ

Ricardo Faria conducted a Training Camp prior to the ITTF Junior Circuit event in August

Peter Karlsson was a popular visitor in October

PHOTO: RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

HAITI

In November and December Ramon Ortega Montes conducted a Developing a National Sports Structure Programme, 200 players and no table tennis table was a challenge

PHOTO: LUISANA PEREZ

VENEZUELA

One student even brought his young son far right so that he could attend the ITTF/PTT Level One Course conducted by Luisana Perez in April 42 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA

SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA - HIGHLIGHTS 2012 ARGENTINA

BARBADOS

PHOTO: ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

Alejandra Gabaglio led an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in October and November

In July Aleksey Yefremov conducted an ITTF Level Two Course

BRAZIL

BOLIVIA PHOTO: RAFAEL ARMENDARIZ

PHOTO: NELSON MACHADO

Rafael Armendariz visited Bolivia in August to lead an Olympic Solidarity supported course

CHILE

During March, May and August several ITTF/PTT Courses were held

COLOMBIA

PHOTO: ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

PHOTO: ALEKSEY YEFREMOV

The expert in Chile in January was Alejandra Gabaglio for an ITTF/PTT Level One Course

EL SALVADOR

Aleksey Yefremov conducted an ITTF Level Two Course in December

GUATEMALA

PHOTO: CARLOS ESNARD

PHOTO: MASSIMO COSTANTINI

All involved in the Nittaku Dream Building Project met in San Salvador in November

HAITI

Massimo Costantini was the Head Coach for a Training Camp in August

HONDURAS

PHOTO: RAMON ORTEGA MONTES

PHOTO: GUILLERMO COYDAN

The visit of Christophe Legout during February and March was appreciated

In November Guillermo Coydan conducted Basic Umpires & National Referees Courses ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 43


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA NICARAGUA

PARAGUAY

PHOTO: RAM)N ORTEGA MONTES

PHOTO: LINCON YASUDA

In July Ramon Ortega Montes conducted an ITTF Level Two Course

ST LUCIA

In July Lincon Yasuda conducted an ITTF Level Two Course

URUGUAY

PHOTO: NELSON MACHADO

Nelson Machado ready for young opponent

PHOTO: ALEJANDRA GABAGLIO

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

ST MAARTEN

Control at a Level One Course in July and August

In July and December Alejandro Gabaglio conducted ITTF/PTT Level One Courses

SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 Argentina Argentina Aruba Barbados Barbados Belize Belize Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Jamaica Mexico Netherlands Antilles Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Uruguay Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela

14-17 September 3-8 November 12-16 October 21-27 September 5-11 October 29 May-3 June 27-30 November 21-23 September 25 October-2 November 2-6 November 5-15 October 7-13 December 31 October-4 November 6-8 September 28 June-5 July 10-12 August 17-19 November 9-14 October 14-19 December 23-29 July 19-23 October 2-5 July 3-5 September 20-22 May 27 July-2 August 10-16 October 29-31 March 5-5 October 7-9 October 8-12 October

ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF Level One Coach Education ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Goodwill Fund: Ping Pong Paz Project ITTF Women s Course: ITTF/PTT Level 1 Coach Education & Forum Olympic Solidarity: Coach Education LATTU Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Marketing Course ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires Course PTT Level One Coach Education & Women s forum ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Invitation Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Open Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education

Jarek Kolodziejczyk (POL), Marcos Nu単ez (CHI) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Marcus Gustafsson (SWE) Jarek Kolodziejczyk (POL), Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Soren Ahlen (SWE) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Carlos Esnard (ESA) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR), Francisco Seijas (VEN) Dejan Papic (SRB), Francisco Seijas (VEN) Steve Dainton (AUS) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Carlos Esnard (ARG) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Dejan Papic (SRB), Marcos Nu単ez (CHI) Francisco Seijas (VEN), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Francisco Seijas (VEN), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Evelio Alvarez (CUB)

2010 Anguilla Bolivia Brazil Brazil Chile Chile Cuba

17-20 December 14-20 June 21-26 July 2-5 October 20-22 September 15-21 November 25-30 October

ITTF Level One Coaching Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF International Referees Course ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course

Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Michael Zwipp (GER), Joe Fisher (CAN) Jarek Kolodziejczyk (POL), Jhon Cruz (COL) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Fernando Aguilar (CRC)

44 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA 2010 (CONTINUED) Cuba 2-12 November Dominican Republic 31 May-5 June Dominican Republic 2-4 October Dominican Republic 5 October Ecuador 13-15 September Ecuador 13-15 September Ecuador 20-25 September Ecuador 5-10 December El Salvador 8-11 August El Salvador 9-11 August Grenada 14-26 July Guatemala 1-3 August Guatemala 28 August-1 September Haiti 5-14 November Honduras 6-12 December Mexico 8-14 March Mexico 13-20 October Panama 11-14 November Paraguay 20-25 August Peru 22-27 November Peru 29 November-3 December Puerto Rico 23 April-25 April Saint Kitts and Nevis 9-14 August St. Lucia 15 April-14 July St. Vincent 2-17 August Uruguay 20-21 November Venezuela 16-18 April Venezuela 8-14 September

ITTF Level Two Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF Pre-Cadet Invitation Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Open Training Camp NATTU Training Camp ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Goodwill Fund: Haiti Project ITTF/PTT Level One Coaching Course & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Development of a National Sports Structure Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Women’s Administration Course & Forum ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Women's Course Level One Coach Education & Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training

Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Leszek Kucharski (POL), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Leszek Kucharski (POL), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Jarek Kolodziejczyk (POL). Francisco Seijas (VEN) Jarek Kolodziejczyk (POL). Francisco Seijas (VEN) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Alejandra Gabaglio (CUB) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Carlos Esnard (ESA) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Fernando Aguilar (CRC) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Surendra Suwal (NEP) Ahmed Dawlatly (EGY) Silvia Dalotto (ARG) Dejan Papic (SRB), Francisco Seijas (VEN) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG)

2011 Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina Barbados Belize Bolivia Brazil Chile Chile Chile Colombia Dominica Dominican Republic El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala Guyana Guyana Guyana Haiti Mexico Nicaragua Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Paraguay Saint Kitts and Nevis Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Venezuela Venezuela

14-23 October 16-28 June 29 June-1 July 2 July 5-9 July 25 March-4 July 18-22 November 3-8 October 6-9 January 12-16 January 1-7 June 19-21 September 8-13 February 5-16 December 11-16 July 14-18 March 10-17 April 25-31 July 8-10 August 15-17 August 17-21 December 1-3 August 1-3 October 4 October 19-23 February 6-10 April 7-10 August 7 November-18 December 19-22 May 7-13 May 10-13 November 18-24 July 13-18 June 27 June-8 July 8-13 August 24-28 October 5-10 January 11-25 July 19-23 April 29 November-1 December

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Schools Program Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Tournament Organization (self funded) ITTF Basic Referees Course (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: Development of a National Sports Structure ITTF Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires & National Referees Course[NR] ITTF Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Level Two Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Forum El Salvador ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) International Paralympic Committee Regional Multisport Development Initiative ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF National Umpires Course (self funded) ITTF Goodwill Fund: Nittaku Dream Building Project ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Invitation Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Open Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure (Part One/Two) ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Basic Umpires & National Referees Course Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Level Two Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education, ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Marketing Course

Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Mohamed Gharib (EGY) Rafael Armendariz (ECU) Edwin Bautista (COL) Nelson Machado (BRA) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE), Blas Torres (PAR) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Arif Khan (PAK) Luisana Perez (VEN) Carlos Esnard (ESA) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Ricardo Faria (POR), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Edwin Bautista (COL) Leandro Olvech (ARG), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Ricardo Faria (POR), Luis Valdes (MEX) Peter Karlsson (SWE), Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Peter Karlsson (SWE), Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Sydney Christophe (GUY) Richard McAfee (USA) Delano Lai Fatt (CAN) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Edwin Bautista (COL) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Juan Carlos Medina (VEN) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Edwin Bautista (COL) Carlos Esnard (ESA) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Sydney Christophe (GUY) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Richard McAfee (USA) Luisana Perez (VEN) Steve Dainton (AUS)

2012 Argentina Argentina Barbados Bolivia Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil

5-10 June 31 October-4 November 2-7 July 13-25 August 14-18 March 22-26 March 16-20 May 10-14 June 8-12 August

ITTF Basic Umpires Course & Basic Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Level Two Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded)

Edwin Bautista (COL) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Rafael Armendariz (ECU) Nelson Machado (BRA) Nelson Machado (BRA) Nelson Machado (BRA) Marcos Yamada (BRA) Nelson Machado (BRA) ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 45


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA 2012 (CONTINUED) Brazil 16-18 September Cayman Islands 20-29 July Chile 4-8 January Chile 12-17 June Colombia 17-19 February Colombia 13-15 April Colombia 26-18 October Colombia 17-22 December Cuba 26-30 November Dominican Republic 14-20 June El Salvador 13-15 August El Salvador 15-23 November El Salvador 17-24 November Grenada 3-8 December Guatemala 7-16 January Guatemala 2-7 August Guatemala 6-8 August Guatemala 5-10 November Haiti 19 February-19 March Honduras 11-16 November Honduras 7-11 December Mexico 6-8 July Mexico 1-7 October Nicaragua 15-20 June Paraguay 16-21 October Peru 11-16 December Puerto Rico 8-12 January St. Lucia 30 August-8 September St. Maarten 30 July-3 August Trinidad and Tobago 1-8 November Uruguay 9-15 July Uruguay 16-21 December Venezuela 16-21 July Venezuela 18-23 October Venezuela 9-11 November Venezuela 12 November

Ricardo Faria (POR), Marcos Nuñez (CHI) Georg Silberschmidt (SUI) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Edwin Bautista (COL) Edwin Bautista (COL) Edwin Bautista (COL) Edwin Bautista (COL) Aleksey Yefremov (BLR) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Massimo Costantini (ITA), Carlos Esnard (ESA) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Christian Lillieroos (USA) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Edwin Bautista (COL) Massimo Costantini (ITA), Marcos Herrera (VEN) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Guillermo Coydan (CHI) Evelio Alvarez (CUB) Edwin Bautista (COL) Luisana Perez (VEN) Ramon Ortega Montes (ESP) Lincon Yasuda (BRA) Luisana Perez (VEN) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Nelson Machado (BRA) Leandro Olvech (ARG) Joe Fisher (CAN) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Luisana Perez (VEN) Francisco Seijas (VEN) Peter Karlsson (SWE), Bladimir Diaz (PUR) Peter Karlsson (SWE), Bladimir Diaz (PUR)

ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires & Basic Referees Course ITTF National Referees Course (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires Course (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires Course (self funded) Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education LATTU Pre-Cadet Regional Training Camp ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Goodwill Fund: Nittaku Dream Building Project ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp Guatemala ITTF Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Basic Umpires and National Referees Course ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF Level Two Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure (Part Two/Two) ITTF Basic Umpires & National Referees Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires Course (self funded) ITTF Women’s Course: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Forum ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Level Two Coach Education ITTF Women’s Course, ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Forum LATTU Cadet Challenge Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Basic Umpires & National Course ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education & PTT Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Level Two Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Pre-Cadet Invitation Training Camp ITTF Pre-Cadet Open Training Camp

EQUIPMENT ASSISTANCE 2009-2012 2009 Argentina Argentina Aruba Barbados Belize Bolivia Colombia Costa Rica Costa Rica Cuba El Salvador El Salvador Guatemala Jamaica Mexico Netherlands Antilles Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico St Lucia Uruguay

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Peace & Sport ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

2010 Anguilla Argentina Bolivia Brazil Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Chile Cuba Dominica Grenada Guatemala Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Paraguay

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Project Haiti ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

46 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

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Nets

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6

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6

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Rackets

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Scorers

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8 30

6

6

80

8

6

6

80

8

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Other 40 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 600 Shirts 120 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 5 Advanced Manuals 40 Advanced Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Stag Stag Stag DTTB/Stag

6 6 6 6

6 6 6 6

80 80 80 80

8 8 8 8

6 6 6 6 20 Advanced Manuals

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Nets 6

6

6

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80

10 6 6

6 6

80 80

Balls (Gross) 8

Scorers 6

8

6

200

10

8 8

6 6

Umpires Tables

Other 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 82 Level One & 23 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 150 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 40 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation LATTU - Latin American Table Tennis Union DTTB - German Table Tennis Association PTT - Para Table Tennis


SPOTLIGHT ON LATIN AMERICA 2010 Peru St. Kitts St. Lucia St. Vincent Venezuela

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF

Tables

Nets

Surrounds

Rackets

Balls (Gross)

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 20 Level One & 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 50 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

2011 Antigua & Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Barbados Belize Belize Bolivia Chile Colombia Dominican Rep. El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Guyana Haiti LATTU Nicaragua Panama Panama Paraguay Paraguay Suriname Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Uruguay

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement World Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement World Championships IPC Dream Building Dream Building ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement World Championships World Championships ITTF Agreement Xiom Incentive Program ITTF Agreement World Championships ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Xiom Incentive Program ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company ITTF Stag TMS ITTF ITTF Stag ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF TMS Tibhar/ESN Nittaku ITTF Stag Stag ITTF TMS TMS ITTF Xiom ITTF DHS/TMS ITTF ITTF ITTF Xiom ITTF Stag

Tables

Nets

Surrounds

Rackets

Balls (Gross)

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6

6

2012 Barbados British Virgin Islands Chile Colombia Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Nicaragua Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Seychelles St Lucia St. Lucia St. Maarten Suriname Uruguay Uruguay

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Xiom Incentive Program Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti Project Haiti ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement

Company ITTF Stag Butterfly ITTF ITTF Butterfly ITTF ITTF Xiom Adidas Butterfly DHS Donic Joola Juic Magic Sport Mizuno Table Tennis Buddy TSP Andro Double Fish Yasaka Nittaku Tibhar Butterfly ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF ITTF Stag Stag ITTF ITTF

80

8

6 1 Notebook 40 Level One & 20 Advanced Manuals 50 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6

6

80

8

6 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 1 Notebook

30

30

30 300

30

39

6 6

6 6

80 80

8 8

6 6

6

6

9

9

80

8

6

80

8

6

6

6

80

8

6

Tables

Nets

6 10

6 10

Rackets 80

Balls (Gross) 8

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 1 Notebook 1 Notebook 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 150 Clothing Items 25 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6

6

Surrounds

300 Clothing items 20 Level One & 20 Advanced Manuals

Scorers

20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 24 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 150Clothing items 20 Advanced Manuals

Umpires Tables

Other 20 Advanced Manuals

6

100 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

10

6 2

10

100

6

100 10

80 100 300 1328 107

8 13

6

12

4

30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 50 Hats 74 Tracksuits, 401 Shirts, 47 Bags, 151 Glue 350 Racket Cases 199 Shirts

10 93

96 Shirts

4 20 Rubbers 2 Robots 294 Shoes, 177 Tracksuits, 26 Pants 203 Shirts, 50 Jackets 24 42 8 50 10

10

6 6

6 6

100

80 80

8 8

6 6

Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation DHS - Double Happiness IPC - International Paralympic Committee TMS - TMS International

50 Pairs of Shoes 50 T-Shirts 253 Shirts 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 Advanced Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 47


PHOTO: REMY GROS

SPOTLIGHT ON NORTH AMERICA MIKE CAVANAUGH PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICAN TABLE TENNIS UNION

Mike Cavanaugh NATTU President

We continue to be engaged with the International Table Tennis Federation’s outreach programs for the development of youth within our continent. In addition, parents are now more highly encouraged and energized by the visionary programs and opportunities that they see for their children; this has a positive effect on our clubs and coaching corps. They see the value of regularly scheduled training camps, structured coaching attention and competition experiences. We remain grateful for the developmental assistance afforded

FOCUS ON YOUNG PLAYERS The North American subcontinent is a region where the active national federations are two, United States and Canada. However some recent approaches with Bermuda look promising; their aim in terms of development is quite clear, promote a new generation of players. It is for that reason the stress of activities is to bring young players from those countries to participate in training camps. The highlight of the cycle in terms of development is the appointment of Dejan Papic, whom besides other tasks will be the first professional Development Officer in NATTU history.

The USTTA, in a joint project adopted the ITTF coaching certification system nationally. The launch was at a Level One Coaches Course followed by a Course Conductor Training delivered by Glenn Tepper in late 2010. A similar strategy was followed for the implementation of Level Two, delivered in late 2012 by the author of the Advanced Coaching Manual, Frenchman Philippe Molodzoff and Polona Cehovin Susin; so far the results are excellent. The impressive number of 16 courses has already conducted by local experts under the coordination of the experienced Richard McAfee.

SPOTLIGHT ON NORTH AMERICA - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 & 2012 NORTH AMERICA

U.S.A.

PHOTO: NATTU

PHOTO: RICHARD MCAFEE

The North American Team in China in 2011

Richard McAfee was the expert on duty for ITTF/PTT Level One Courses in August and September 2011

U.S.A.

U.S.A.

PHOTO: CHRISTIAN LILLIEROOS

PHOTO: SYDNEY CHRISTOPHE

Christian Lillieroos led an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in June 2012

Sydney Christophe was the coach in charge for an ITTF/PTT Level One Course in August 2012

SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 Canada Canada NATTU

17-19 August 17-19 August 24 July-6 August

ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Women's Referees Course-Basic Certified Referee NATTU Junior Training Camp in China

Marles Martins (BRA) Joe Fisher (CAN) Chen Junya (CAN), Dejan Papic (SRB)

NATTU Cadet Training Camp ITTF-/PTT Level One Coach Education & ITTF/PTT Level One Course Conductor Training Olympic Solidarity-Scholarships for Coaches: Khalique Bailey, Aaron Nawouh ITTF Women's Course, Junior Girls’ Training Camp

Chen Junya (CAN), Lily Yip (USA) Glenn Tepper (AUS) Various Lily Yip (USA)

16-24 April 18 July-10 July 1-12 August 1-5 August 15-17 August 30 August-3rd September

ITTF Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) NATTU Junior Training Camp in China ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded)

Larry Hodges (USA) Sydney Christophe (GUY) Chen Junya (CAN) Richard McAfee (USA) Massimo Costantini (ITA) Richard McAfee (USA)

18-22 January 12-16 May 11-15 June 17-21 July 4-12 August 13-17 August 26-30 August 20-24 October 30 October-6 November

ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education (self funded) NATTU Girls Training Camp LATTU World Cadet Challenge Team Training Camp ITTF Level Two Coach Education & ITTF Level Two Course Conductor Training (self funded)

Jun Amon (USA) Richard McAfee (USA) Christian Lillieroos (USA) Richard McAfee (USA) Sydney Christophe (GUY) Richard McAfee (USA) Chen Junya (USA), Lily Yip (USA) Carlos Esnard (ESA) Philippe Molodzoff (FRA), Polona Cehovin Susin (SLO)

2010 Canada/United States 2-13 August United States 5-11 September United States 2 October-4 May United States 20-24 November 2011 United States ` United States United States United States Canada United States 2012 United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States

Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation NATTU - North American Table Tennis Union PTT - Para Table Tennis

ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 49


PHOTO:O: REMY GROS

SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA PATRICK GILLMANN, PRESIDENT OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION In the past four years, thanks to maintaining close co-operation with Scott Houston and now Michael Brown, the Oceania Development Officers in addition to working close with both Glenn Tepper, the ITTF CEO and Steve Dainton, the ITTF Marketing Director, table tennis in Oceania has progressed in every respect. Since 2011, all countries and territories in the region have been affiliated to the Oceania Table Tennis Federation and will receive a course every two years. The televised Oceania Cup in 2011 and 2012 proved a great success as did the staging of the ITTF Cadet Challenge in Guam in October 2012.

MICHAEL BROWN, DEVELOPMENT OFFICER OCEANIA TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION

Patrick Gillmann OTTF President

Expansion and growth are two words that describe the performance of the ITTF-Oceania Development Program during the past four years, over 60 courses have taken place during the quadrennial. Moving forward, the ITTF-Oceania Development Program will continue to focus on coach and administration education, to ensure the sustainability of table tennis within each member association’s area. Also, a prime objective is to concentrate on gaining greater exposure for athletes to attend international competitions, thus raising levels of play within the continent.

SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA - HIGHLIGHTS 2011 FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA PHOTO: RICHARD MCAFEE

PHOTO: SCOTT HOUSTON

AMERICAN SAMOA

Scott Houston was the expert on duty for an Olympic Solidarity Course in February

KIRIBATI PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

PHOTO: EMANUEL CHRISTIANSSON

GUAM

Richard McAfee led an Olympic Solidarity Course in October and November

Impressive numbers attended the ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp in April

NEW ZEALAND PHOTO: SCOTT HOUSTON

PHOTO: SCOTT HOUSTON

MARSHALL ISLANDS

A Developing a National Sports Structure Course took place between March and June

Scott Houston conducted an Olympic Solidarity Technical Course in October

In November 2001, Scott Houston visited New Zealand ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 51


SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA NIUE

SOLOMON ISLANDS

PHOTO: SCOTT HOUSTON

PHOTO: SCOTT HOUSTON

Scott Houston conducted a series of courses in January and February

An Olympic Solidarity Course was held in February and March

WALLIS AND FUTUNA

TAHITI PHOTO: WAYNE GEAR

PHOTO: CATHY GAUTHIER

Wayne Gear caused merriment at the course held in July

Kathy Gauthier was the expert on duty in November

SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA - HIGHLIGHTS 2012 COOK ISLANDS

FIJI

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

An ITTF Women’s Course was staged in July, Michael Brown was the expert

An Olympic Solidarity Technical Course took place in May and June

NAURU

GUAM PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

Michael Brown visited in June and July 52 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

Michael Brown conducted a series of courses in February


SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

NORFOLK ISLANDS

Michael Brown was met by a welcoming and enthusiastic group of players in July

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

PALAU

Learning the art of control at an Olympic Solidarity Technical Course held in June

PHOTO: MICHAEL BROWN

TOKELAU

Tokelau, an island too small for an airport was the home for a series of courses directed by Michael Brown

SCHEDULE 2009-2012 2009 Australia 6-9 May Australia 27-29 June Cook Islands 5-20 April Cook Islands 12-18 September Fiji Islands 13-22 August Guam 4-9 September Kiribati 7-20 January Micronesia 9 January-9 March New Caledonia 1-15 February Norfolk Island 11-18 November North Mariana Islands 10-16 September Palau 27 August-3 September Tonga 13-27 July Vanuatu 3-14 June

PTT Level One Coach Education & PTT Level One Coach Education Course Conductor Training ITTF Junior Circuit Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education ITTF Umpires Course Olympic Solidarity: PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Development of National Sports Structure - Part Two ITTF Junior Training Camp ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity: ITTF/PTT Level One Coach Education Olympic Solidarity

Alejandra Gabaglio (ARG) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE), Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houson (AUS) Steve Reilly (SCO) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 53


SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA 2010 American Samoa American Samoa American Samoa Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Guam Guam Guam Kiribati Nauru New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand OTTF Palau Palau Samoa Tahiti Tokelau Tonga Wallis & Futuna

8-23 January 13 March-1 April 12 October-6 November 23-25 August 26 August-4 September 5-11 May 13-19 September 12-17 December 25 February-2 March 12-20 March 3-5 April 10-11 April 21-26 October 23-26 October 4-25 January 28-30 July 30 July-6 August 6-10 June 1-21 February 28 September-4th October 13-23 December 23-27 November

Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part One/Three Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part Two/Three Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part Three/Three ITTF Bsasic Umpires Course Olympic Solidarity ITTF Women’s Course Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Marketing Course PTT Level One Coach Education Oceania Cadet Challenge Training Camp Oceania Talent Team China Training ITTF Basic Umpires Course Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Alois Rosario (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Dejan Papic (AUS) Steve Dainton (AUS) Ramon Ortgea Montes (ESP) Scott Houston (AUS), Wayne Gear (NZL), Miao Miao (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Wajira Madhushanka (SRI) Scott Houston (AUS), Patrick Gillmann (NCL)

2011 American Samoa American Samoa American Samoa Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Guam Guam Guam Kiribati Nauru New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand OTTF Palau Palau Samoa Tahiti Tokelau Tonga Wallis & Futuna

8-23 January 13 March-1 April 12 October-6 November 23-25 August 26 August-4 September 5-11 May 13-19 September 12-17 December 25 February-2 March 12-20 March 3-5 April 10-11 April 21-26 October 23-26 October 4-25 January 28-30 July 30 July-6 August 6-10 June 11-21 February 28 September-4 October 13-23 December 23-27 November

Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part One/Three Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part Two/Three Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure - Part Three/Three ITTF Basic Umpires Course Olympic Solidarity ITTF Women’s Course Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Marketing Course PTT Level One Coach Education Oceania Cadet Challenge Training Camp Oceania Talent Team China Training ITTF Basic Umpires Course[BCU] Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project

Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Andrew Hubbard (NZL) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Alois Rosario (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Dejan Papic (AUS) Steve Dainton (AUS) Ramon Ortgea Montes (ESP) Scott Houston (AUS), Wayne Gear (NZL), Miao Miao (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Wajira Madhushanka (SRI) Scott Houston (AUS), Patrick Gillmann (NCL)

2012 American Samoa Cook Islands Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Guam Guam Guam Guam Kiribati Korea Republic Marshall Islands Micronesia Nauru New Caledonia New Zealand New Zealand Niue Niue Norfolk Island OTTF Palau Palau Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Tahiti Tokelau Vanuatu Wallis and Futuna

5-13 February 30 September-14 October 3 May-9 June 31 May-2 June 19-21 April 27 June-15 July 28 June-15 July 22-28 October 10 March-18 June 22-25 October 17-28 October 9 October-11 November 13-22 February 17-28 March 14-21 November 16-18 April 28 January-5 February 27 April-4 May 22-27 July 4-21 January 9-16 April 18-27 June 23-31 July 9-21 December 24 February-3 March 13-20 September 3-10 July 21 August-9 September 14-22 April 21-26 November

Olympic Solidarity ITTF Women’s Course Olympic Solidarity Technical Course ITTF Basic Umpires Course ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project ITTF Basic Umpires Course Olympic Solidarity: Developing a National Sports Structure Team Oceania World Cadet Challenge Training Camp Olympic Solidarity Technical Course Olympic Solidarity ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project ITTF Global Junior Circuit Training Camp ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project Oceania Junior Talent Team China Training Camp Olympic Solidarity: Coach Education Olympic Solidarity: Technical Course Olympic Solidarity: Technical Course Olympic Solidarity: Technical Course Olympic Solidarity Olympic Solidarity: Technical Course ITTF Development Project ITTF Development Project Olympic Solidarity: Technical Course ITTF Development Project

Scott Houston (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Emanuel Christiansson (SWE) Michael Brown (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Dave Delpratt (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS), Miao Miao (AUS), Wayne Gear (NZL) Scott Houston (AUS) Richard McAfee (USA) Michael Brown (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Jens Lang (GER), Michael Brown (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Wayne Gear (NZL) Michael Brown (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS), Miao Miao (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Steve Reilly (SCO) Michael Brown (AUS) Scott Houston (AUS) Michael Brown (AUS) Wayne Gear (NZL) Michael Brown (AUS) Alois Rosario (AUS) Cathy Guathier (FRA)

54 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION


SPOTLIGHT ON OCEANIA 2009 Australia Cook Islands Cook Islands Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Guam Guam Kiribati New Caledonia New Zealand Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Northen Mariana Islands Northen Mariana Islands Palau Palau Tonga Tonga Vanuatu

Donor or Event ITTF Agreement Butterfly Pacific Mini Games ITTF Agreement Butterfly Butterfly ITTF Agreement ITTF Agreement Butterfly Butterfly Oceania Championships Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly

Company

2010 Fiji Islands Fiji Islands Guam Guam Kiribati Kiribati Nauru Norfolk Island OTTF Palau Samoa Samoa Tahiti Tahiti Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Tokelau Tonga Tonga Tonga Wallis & Futuna Wallis & Futuna

Donor or Event Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly OTTF Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly Tibhar/ESN ITTF Agreement OTTF Donation Butterfly Tibhar/ESN ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement

Company Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly Stag Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly

2011 American Samoa Cook Islands Guam Kiribati Kiribati Marshall Islands Marshall Islands Micronesia Micronesia Nauru New Caledonia New Zealand Niue Niue Palau Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Tahiti Vanuatu Vanuatu Wallis & Futuna Wallis & Futuna

Donor or Event Butterfly Tibhar-/ESN ITTF Agreement Butterfly ITTF Agreement Butterfly Xiom Incentive Program Butterfly Xiom Incentive Program Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly ITTF Agreement

Company Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Stag Butterfly Table Tennis World Butterfly Xiom Butterfly Xiom Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar-ESN Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN Butterfly Table Tennis World

Tables

5

5

2012 Fiji Islands Guam Kiribati Nauru Nauru Niue Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Palau Palau Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Tokelau Tokelau

Donor or Event Double Happiness Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness Xiom Incentive Program Double Happiness Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness Xiom Incentive Program Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness

Company Double Happiness Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness Xiom Double Happiness Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness Xiom Double Happiness Tibhar/ESN Tibhar/ESN Double Happiness

Tables

Nets 3 4

Butterfly Stag ITTF Butterfly Butterfly ITTF

Tables

Nets

8

8

Surrounds

Rackets 20

150 8 12

Balls (Gross) 2 2 1 2

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 15 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

8

14 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 12 20 20

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

32

1 2 2 1 3

12

1

12

1

20

2

20

2

6 Court Mats (7m x 14m) 17 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 2 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 2 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 20 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Tables

Nets 3

Surrounds

6

6

3 3 6 3

Rackets 32 100 40 100 50 20 20 80 200 20 24

Balls (Gross) 2

Scorers

Umpires Tables

Other 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

4

30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

2 2 8

10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 5 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

6

2 1 4 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Butterfly

20

2 5 Advanced, 6 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Butterfly Tibhar/ESN

3

2 36 8 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

Butterfly Butterfly Tibhar/ESN

6

6 3

30 24 50

6 2

24

2

6 30 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

4 Butterfly

6

5 Advanced, 6 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals Nets 2

Surrounds

Rackets 20 27

Balls (Gross) 2

180 10 6 6

100 50 28 80 24 80

10 3 6 4 6

24 20 36 20 24 27 20 36

2 2 2 2

2

20 36 80

Surrounds

10 5 1 8 1 8 1 2 2 2

Scorers

Umpires Tables

12

12

Other 5 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

12 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 6 15 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 6 10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 6

10 Advanced, 15 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

2 1 2

5 Level One & 1 Advanced Manual 8 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

1 2

10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

5 2

Rackets Balls (Gross) Scorers 20 1 30 1 27 4 40 1 6 6 80 8 6 3 4 30 3 3 28 1 9 3 30 1 6 6 80 8 6 3 41 1 9 9 3 3 41 1 Notation: ITTF - International Table Tennis Federation OTTF- Oceania Table Tennis Federation

Umpires Tables

Other 6 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 10 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

5 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 17 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

8 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals 8 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals

8 ITTF/PTT Level One Manuals ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 55


MARKETING

Continental Agreements Signed PHOTO: FREDDY ALMENDARIZ

B

Yadira Silva receives service from Mabelyn Enriquez at the ITTF-Latin America Cup staged in Costa Rica in 2012

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

Dream Building in El Salvador

Become involved, visit www.ittfdream.com

56 ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

eginning in 2011, the ITTF Marketing Department, with the support of our marketing partner TMS International, has focused on raising the levels of continental tournaments in Africa, Latin America, North America and Oceania. Notably improvements have resulted with regards to the commercial aspect. Extensive television coverage with streaming on itTV has created more sponsorship opportunities, ultimately benefiting the continents. Furthermore, the link with the International Table Tennis Federation has grown in strength, with the four continents involved, having rebranded themselves as ITTF continents. Undoubtedly there is a great deal more work to be done; there can be no complacency. However, one fact is clear, already the fruits of our labours are being witnessed.

D

ream Building was launched in Dortmund during the ITTF Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th March 2012. The concept is to provide strong brand identification for all ITTF activities which involve social awareness; thus attracting partners in the areas of Development, Para Table Tennis and Youth. Already some most worthy events have taken place using the Dream Building brand; we hope in the long term the brand becomes strong enough for partners outside the table tennis world to become involved. Also, we look forward to various fundraising initiatives; in Paris during the Liebherr 2013 World Table Tennis Championships the inaugural fundraising dinner will take place.


PHOTO: CHRISTINA CHEE

WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Gender Equity & Equality

A Women’s Working Group Meeting was held successfully at the VolkswagenWomen’s World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in September 2010

G

ender equity and equality have always been aspects very much observed in the sport of table tennis and also within the International Table Tennis Federation. The general aim of the Women’s Development Program is to increase the number of players, coaches, officials and female leaders throughout the world. Furthermore, one target has been to address every tier from continental to national and grassroots. In order to achieve the goal, the Women’s Development Program was formally established in 2003, when also the ITTF Women’s Working Group was created.

Mission Objectives of the Women’s Development Program are: ......to regard gender equity and equality as one of the principle objects of the ITTF in all areas of involvements and fields of interest: competitions, development, education, marketing and humanitarian projects. ......to provide equal opportunities, training and knowledge to girls and women to reach their leadership potential. ......to educate and train women for leadership positions in general, not only within the ITTF but also within their continental and national associations in addition to other microenvironments. Equipping them with the necessary knowledge to play an active role in sport as athletes, coaches and officials. ……particular attention is placed on the integration of girls and women in Para Table Tennis.

…..the number of girls and women that are taking part in the development projects, i.e. courses and camps, is regularly higher that 30% and reached the highest ever percentage in 2011 with 39.3%. ……there has been a significant increase in numbers of female players at various events: girls comprised close to 45% of entrants at Global Junior Circuit events, about 40% on the ITTF World Tour Tour, whilst at the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships 43.7% of the teams attending were female, the highest ever. ……national and continental Women’s Courses and Training Camps for girls are held in all continents on a yearly basis, many include Women’s Forums. …..from 2012 all gender related development activities have been mainstreamed, i.e. fully integrated in the ITTF and consequently also in continental Development Programs. ……a promotional campaign through a poster distribution was launched in 2011 to spread the message about the importance of achieving full and complete gender balance in our sport. ……on average over 30 countries from all corners of the world celebrate International Women’s Day every year by launching the Friendship Trophy. ……in 2009 the first ever female Executive Director was nominated at the ITTF. ……at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games all four flag-bearers from the sport of table tennis were female. ……the ITTF is one of the few International Sport Federations with a lady holding a Chief Executive Officer position.

Fruitful Period The 2009-2012 period has been extremely fruitful and productive for the Women’s Development Program:

Social Change Certainly there are many achievements of which the international Table Tennis family

can be proud.

Three Phase Plan The Women’s Development Program is based on a three phase plan: ......Awareness (2003-2005) ......Education (2005-2007) ......Action and Participation (2007-Present)

Major Events ITTF Women’s Working Group Meetings and Women’s Sessions have been held at major events from 2009 to 2012. ......a World Forum was held at the HIS 2009 World Championships in Yokohama. ......open-to-all sessions were convened at the GAC GROUP 2011 World Championships in Rotterdam and at the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships in Dortmund. ......meetings with players were held at the Volkswagen Women’s World Cup in Guangzhou in 2009 and in 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. ......Women’s Working Group Meetings were held in 2009 in Yokohama and Johannesburg, in 2010 in Moscow and Kuala Lumpur, in 2011 in Rotterdam and in 2012 in Dortmund.

Recognition The ITTF Women’s Development Program was one of the three winners at the Spirit of Sport Awards in 2012 being recognised for promoting social change. Meanwhile, Argentina’s Alejandra Gabaglio, one of the most active Course Conductors alongside Kenya’s Jane Pinto, a Member of the ITTF President’s Advisory Council, received the “IOC Women and Sport” Diploma in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Both were recognised for their outstanding contribution to performance, development and the participation of women in sport. ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 57


PHOTO: DONALD CHIN

GLOBAL JUNIOR PROGRAM

The Future in Mind A

total of 11 years, 48 host associations, 185 Junior Circuit tournaments; when the year 2012 came to a close, those were the impressive statistics for a concept that is now an integral part of the International Table Tennis Federation’s ever growing range of activities. In 2002, a pioneering concept named “The Global Junior Circuit” was initiated as a part of the recently created Global Junior Program. Officially the start was 2003, in reality four World Junior Circuit events were hosted in 2002; they are the foundation of today’s Global Junior Circuit.

Serious Guy A Swede, “a serious guy” in words of the local organizers, appeared with his laptop. Mikael Andersson was, in fact, our original Competition Manager for the ITTF Junior Circuit. He monitored the first ever “ITTF World Junior Elite Camp”, which was followed by the ITTF World Junior Circuit Spanish Youth Open. It was the first of its kind. An intense week concluded with two players qualifying for the first ever finals to be held at the end of the year; they were staged in Stockholm. Christian Süss and Sayaka Hirano won in Spain but one sentence, written by Mikael Andersson on the ITTF website was foreseeing. “The troublemaker is a young Japanese left hander in the name of Jun Mizutani. At the age of 12, he showed astonishing technical skills and a ball feeling sanctioned by God himself. Sometimes you just have to stop and make a note in your memory. Platja d’Aro, Spain in May 2002; that was the place I saw him the first time.”

Growth

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Since then the ITTF Global Junior Circuit has grown from the original four events plus finals to some 30 events per year plus finals, national governing bodies worldwide being involved. Notably in 2002, players from 44 national associations took part in the four events, with a similar number in the next two years. In 2005 when the Global Junior Circuit reached 11 stops, no less than 81 associations were involved. From 2007 onwards, every year, players from over 90 associations competed, reaching a figure of 97 national associations three times; this represents nearly 50% of all ITTF affiliated associations. Besides the fact of having reached so many places in terms of participation, there are two other factors that must be highlighted. No less than 48 national associations have hosted events; from the most populated country in the World, China, to one of the less occupied, Guam; from the second largest country in the world in terms of area, Canada to one of the smallest, Malta. Also, there are most encouraging figures when we conclude Olympic Year; for the first time, in one single year, over 2,000 players have competed in at least one event of the 2012 Global Junior Circuit! Opportunities to gain the greatest honour of all have been created; that of representing your country; the highest of all.


GLOBAL JUNIOR PROGRAM

PHOTO: REMY GROS

PHOTO: REMY GROS

Latin America Shone Brightly in 2012

Brazil’s Hugo Calderano left and Puerto Rico’s Carelyn Cordero right finished 2012 in first place on the respective ITTF Junior Circuit Boys’ and Girls’ Singles Standings

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PARA TABLE TENNIS

Building on Awareness Created

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ir Philip Craven, in his speech at the Closing Ceremony, was crystal clear that London 2012 was the best Paralympic Games ever; few would disagree. It was an occasion filled with elation, emotion and euphoria but moreover it captured the imagination of the general public; it captured the imagination whether present, viewed on television, laptop or tablet. Suddenly the world was aware of disability sport at elite level; the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, the home for the table tennis events, was a prime example. If ever a platform that national associations can use as a springboard to promote Para Table Tennis was created, it was created in London in September 2012. Some years ago many people from the table tennis community didn’t even know that someone with a disability could play our sport, few appreciated elite level. Awareness has been created on a

global scale; the impending task is to leap from that springboard and dive headlong into increased activity. Now with Para Table Tennis being under the umbrella of the International Table Tennis Federation since the milestone signing in 2008, the onus for progress rests squarely on the shoulders of national governing bodies.

A Thousand Words Increasing awareness is the key for evolvement; conscious that an image can say a thousand words, the ITTF Development Department recently released a promotional campaign composed of three posters in three languages featuring players with a disability. A total of 800 posters were distributed to the national associations during the H.I.S. World Championships in the Japanese city of Yokohama in 2009; whilst in 2012 a promotional DVD with a compilation of films and documents was released and distributed.

Also, there has been a growth in practical support. Following integration, experts have conducted ITTF/PTT Level One Courses throughout the world; in addition to English, the ITTF/PTT Integrated Coaching Manual is now available in Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. A French version is soon to be published, with a multimedia pack also to be released.

Future Unquestionably, the future looks bright, the next cycle of Development agreements between the International Table Tennis Federation and the continents, sees Para Table Tennis as mandatory; very definite progress. The next step is to transform awareness to involvement throughout the world; physical condition is not a barrier to sport, the task is to release the shackles, tear down the barriers and open the windows of opportunity.

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PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

In the period 2009 to 2012, over 200 courses for coaches and match officials included Para Table Tennis education; in excess of 4,000 people were involved with over 6,000 coaching manuals, including the Para Table Tennis module, being distributed. Furthermore, 17 experts are certified to deliver Para Table Tennis Coaching Courses in English, ten in Spanish, eight in French and four in Arabic.


Magic Moment

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hird place in his group, no passport to the main draw; matters did not work out as hoped. However, when it came to a champagne moment in the ExCeL Exhibition Centre at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Great Britain’s David Wetherill topped the poll. During the Paralympic Games, no videoclip was viewed on YouTube on more occasions than the forehand top spin he executed in his Men’s Singles Class 6 first stage contest against Germany’s Thomasz Kusiak. At the beginning of 2013, the number of views stood at well over 6,361,000.

Fourth Place Furthermore, the wonder stroke was acclaimed by the International Paralympic Committee; on the poll released on Monday 31st December 2012, which featured the top 50 moments of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the famed David Wetherill forehand top spin is in fourth place! First place went to Italian hand-cyclist Alex Zanardi; second place to Brazil’s Alan Oliveria, who recorded a shock victory over South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius in the 200 metre T44 sprint, with Spanish swimmer Teresa Perales in third spot. She gave her Paralympic gold to her two year old son. Amongst illustrious company, David Wetherill stood tall for table tennis.

The Point A rally developed, the ball was angled wide to his forehand, the British player dived full length, executed a forehand top spin, which

David Wetherill the star of the table tennis events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

flew across the table and left Thomasz Kusiak stunned. Both coaches rose to their feet in applause. David Wetherill, prone on the floor, turned to his coach Greg Baker and said nothing but there was no need. Actions spoke louder than words. “At the time, I just knew I had to get to that ball, I was slightly behind in the match and I just wasn’t going to let that ball go; I knew that if I could get to it, I could get it back on the table”, reflected David Wetherill. “So I just flung myself, it was instinctive, the first time I realised I had won the point for sure was when I got up and looked at

the scoreboard; the crowd was so loud I couldn’t hear that it hit the table.” The stroke has been broadcast on major media outlets such as Channel 4, ESPN, Deadspin and Mashable, as well as in the written media around the world. Alas for David Wetherill, it was defeat against Thomasz Kusiak and he didn’t advance to the second stage but became the tournament’s most celebrated player and he fulfilled one of the major the objectives of the ITTF Development Department; he created awareness, his one stroke spoke a million words.

PHOTO: LEANDRO OLVECH

Ground Breaking Course Staged in El Salvador

El Salvador staged a ground breaking week of action in the history of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in April 2011. A regional IPC Youth Camp was staged with Leandro Olvech the ITTF Director of Development, present to advise and support. ITTF DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION 61


PHOTO: REMY GROS

UMPIRES AND REFEREES COMMITTEE

Did you know that... You can check your knowledge about umpiring and refereeing online? Visit the URC section on the ITTF website. Rules that apply in Para Table tennis are fully integrated in the Laws of Table Tennis and actually the only exceptions apply for wheelchair players (Classes 1 to 5); Standing Players (classes 6 to 10) follow exactly the same rules as their able bodied counterparts. In a team event a player may receive advice from anyone authorised to be at the playing area, often referred as “the bench” but in an individual event advice may be given from only one person, who must be nominated to the umpire before the match.

Umpires at the GAC GROUP 2011 World Championships in Rotterdam

Increasing Supply to Meet Demand

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The Levels …..Level One - a basic course for Umpires and Referees ……Level Two - National Umpires and

National Referees ……Level Three - International Umpires and International Referees ……High Performance - Advanced Training for Umpires and Referees

According to the latest changes of the rules effective from 1st September 2012, racket testing is carried out by umpires. In case of a failure of a compulsory racket test after the match, it is the referee who decides the player forfeits the match. PHOTO: REMY GROS

ncreasing number of events organized worldwide means more match officials are necessary; the result is that in recent years there has been a considerable increase in courses for umpires and referees. In 2009, ten such courses were staged, in 2010 the number had risen to 16; in 2011 it was 14 and in 2012, the total was 18; Africa and Latin America being the most active continents. The education of umpires and referees is implemented in line with the Accreditation System established by the ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee, which similar to coach education, follows a multi-level approach.

Since the start of the International Umpires certification in 1973, the ITTF has qualified more than 5000 International Umpires, however by the end of 2012 there were only 282 with active Blue Badge status which entitles them to officiate at ITTF World Title events.

Organisation The first two levels are organized under the umbrella of the ITTF Development Program; the courses are aimed at national associations who do not have their own qualification system in place. The ITTF Umpires and Referees Committee organises the highest two levels.

On Line Lists of Umpires and Referees of all levels are also published online; Level One and Level Two on the ITTF Umpire and Referee Development Registry in the Development Section of the ITTF website.

Elina Kogane checks a racket at the Liebherr 2012 World Team Championships in Dortmund

ITTF UMPIRES & REFEREES COMMITTEE ACCREDITATION SCHEME Level

Umpires Course

Referees Course

High Performance

Advanced Umpire Training One Day Course

Advanced Referee Training To be developed

Elite Umpires & Referees Committee

Level Three

International Umpire To be developed

International Referee Four day course

Elite Umpires & Referees Committee

Level Two

National Umpire One Day Course

National Referee Three Day Course

Targeted Blue Badge and International Referees

Level One

Basic Course for Umpires Three Days Course

Basic Course for Referees One Day Course

Multiple Course Conductors Including Development Officers

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ITTF Development and Education Report Magazine 2009-2012