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Gary Fraiman – HIGH PERFORMANCE Coach with more than 45 years experience.

Hometown: Clearwater, Florida

Coach Gary: High Performance Player & Coach:

  • Belarus Junior & Men’s National Team Member.
  • Head Provincial Coach, Minsk Province (Soviet Union).
  • Head coach of the Sport School for Table Tennis, Derzinsk, Belarus.
  • Arrived in the US in 1977 – conducted countless coaching clinics, training camps and private lessons as well as running tournaments.
  • Coached and played in Baltimore, Maryland for 30 years.
  • Relocated from Baltimore to Clearwater, Florida in 2007.
  • High Performance Coach at Sunrise Table Tennis Club, Clearwater, Florida.
  • National coach of USA Para Team.
  • Personal coach of USA Para Team members Jenson Van Emburgh, Tara Profitt and Valerie Ann Rolph.
  • Coaching for all levels and ages
  • STTC coach for over 11 years and coach to over 300 players


  • 2016 USATT Paralympic Coach of the Year
  • 2018 USATT Paralympic Coach of the Year
  • 2019 USATT Paralympic Development Coach of the Year
  • Safe Sport Certified


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • International Table Tennis Federal Level 1 Coach (ITTF)
  • United States Association of Table Tennis (USATT) Regional Coach
  • Safe Sport Certified

Some of the players Coach Gary has coached:

  • Dave Sakai: many times senior USA champion
  • Brian Masters: Pan American games Gold Medalist
  • Peter Li: Finalist, US Closed National Men’s Singles Championships
  • Tong Tong Gong: rated 2300, member of US Cadet National Team
  • Jack Gelman: rated 2290
  • Vladimir Poradich: rated 2268
  • Jeff Smart: former member of US National Collegiate Team
  • Jenson Van Emburgh: bronze medal winner at Tokyo 2021 Paralympics

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