The coaching strategy review is ready to move to the next phase after completion of a series of listening exercises.

Table Tennis England has engaged with individual coaches and other stakeholders to identify the key issues, challenges, potential solutions and what coaches need from the coaching system.

The Board has now given the green light to move to the implementation phase, which will see the future direction mapped out and go to the Board in November for approval ready to move forward with the strategy next year.

We will begin to share elements of the strategy shortly – Head of Performance Development Gavin Evans outlines what can be expected in the video below.

Gavin said: “One of the really nice things coming out of the listening exercise with the coaches was their desire to engage more with us, to be a part of a community that’s constantly learning and evolving, sharing great practices and ultimately helping each other develop as coaches that will equal great players, great clubs and an awesome network of people.

“Our purpose is to create a pipeline of fantastic coaches. Whether you are working in a community space or in a club space or even in the elite space, we want coaches who are really engaged in continuous learning and developing themselves, ultimately providing a great experience for the athletes and people they’re working with.”

Gavin also outlines the Player Development Framework which helps players, coaches and parents understand what it takes at every stage to become an elite player, and which will be released in the coming weeks.