Countryside Recreation Center
: Saturdays, Noon to 1:30pm
racket provided.JOIN OUR JUNIOR TRAINING PROGRAM:
lesson weekly with
players under the age of 17.
John (727) 409-5172
Table tennis is a sport that lasts an entire lifetime
and teaches life skills such as sportsmanship, competitive
spirit and self-discipline. New students may show up at the
scheduled lesson time to enroll. There is no required
advance payment or registration.
The fee per lesson is $7.50, due at the begining of
each session (includes $2.50 entry fee for the Countryside Recreation Center). New students may show up at the scheduled
lesson time to enroll. There is no required advance
payment or registration.
After the second lesson, the student
must become a Member of the STTC
to continue in the Junior Training (JT).
In order to gain consistent
improvement from the program, training outside is not
allowed without prior permission from the coach.
The JT program consists of a group
class (maximum 10 students) held each Saturday at
Countryside Recreation Center. The group classes are
conducted from Noon. to 1:30pm.
If the student desires to take his training to the next level, there are two STTC coaches that can offer additional private lessons at an agreed upon fee:
Coach John and
Tournament Fees for Junior Players
All entry fees for STTC tournaments may be partially
or fully subsidized for juniors actively participating in the
JT. Juniors are encouraged to enter tournaments to
gain playing experience and to develop good sportsmanship.
JUNIOR TRAINING LESSON PLAN
The following list is the general order in which the elements of
tennis will be taught. Each student will progress according to his
learning ability, and therefore, there is no time frame associated with
In the early stages of development new players cannot keep a
rally going, so a technique called multi-ball is used. Using
a basket full of balls, the instructor will hit balls to the
student. The student will attempt to return the ball to a
specific target on the table. The instructor will keep
hitting balls from the basket, and the student will get
quality practice through repetition.
How to hold the paddle.
The position of the feet and the body in relation to the table when
waiting for the opponent to return a shot.
Moving into the correct position to return the opponent's ball.
IMPORTANCE OF SPIN ON THE BALL
Being able to control the flight and position of the ball.
TYPES OF SPIN IN TABLE TENNIS
Topspin or Forward Spin
Underspin or Backspin
Proper technique of the stroke that starts each point in a game
of table tennis.
THE COUNTER STROKES
HOW TO KEEP SCORE
SHADOW PRACTICE AT HOME IN FRONT OF A MIRROR
For those students that want to become play competitively in the
of table tennis, there are certain elements of the game that they can
practice at home without a table.