Coaching resources and funding

Here you’ll find a whole host of table tennis coaching resources!

Support and resources designed to help develop your coaching
Coach Mentor Programme

We are offering a chance to connect with expert table tennis coaches who have a solid background in developing players right to the top of our sport in the UK. They each offer a specialist set of skills, which coaches can tap into, but all of these mentors have a significant amount of experience and a holistic approach to their coaching.

All mentors have a background in coach development; upskilling and educating coaches, so they’re skilled in helping coaches improve their knowledge base.

Topics covered include:

  • Player development
  • Club development
  • Skill development / acquisition
  • Developing mental strength
  • Developing movement
  • Building rapport with players
  • Expanding your own career
  • Coaching in the corner

If you have an additional area you would like to cover, feel free to approach a mentor with a topic of your own. Sessions are offered in 30-minute slots at a cost of £22.50 and will be online via Zoom, Skype or similar platform.

Meet the mentors
Gordon Fearn

Gordon is a highly skilled UKCC Level 3 table tennis coach that has worked with and produced a number of England’s top players. Gordon’s knowledge extends to the expertise of fundamental movements and engaging players in different ways.

Natalie Green

Natalie is a UKCC Level 4 Coach and Performance Coach at Grantham College. She is a former international player, who has competed at a number of large international events, Natalie is also a former Regional and National Coach for Table Tennis England.

Stephen Gertsen

Stephen is a UKCC Level 4 Coach and also holds a Masters in Elite Coaching. He’s competed and coached at an international level and is currently the National Squad Coach for Table Tennis Scotland. Stephen has recently been very active with online coaching and online support.

Paul Whiting

Paul is a UKCC Level 4 Coach and is the Head Coach at Joola Plymouth TTC. He has an impressive amount of experience as a player and as a coach, he’s been involved as a National Coach for Table Tennis England for a number of years.

Other resources
TT Learning Zone is a learning platform which hosts a range of courses, workshops and learning resources for table tennis.
View guidelines and policies relating to welfare and child protection.
Table Tennis England is committed to creating a safe environment for children and young people in our sport.

Funding for coaches
Table tennis coach funding
Various funding sources available to coaches.