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Become a Table Tennis Coach Developer

We are currently looking for expressions of interest to become a Coach developer for Table Tennis Ireland!

Coach developers will be responsible for delivering Table Tennis Coaching Courses and developing new potential TT coaches!

Sport Ireland coaching are holding a Certificate in Sports Coach Development beginning in August 2024. The programme is recognised by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and is included on the National Framework of Qualifications as a Level 7 Special Purpose Award in Sports Coach Development.

The Program involves 10 contact days spread over 6 months, work experience through TTI and some activities to complete between contact periods. This program typically takes 12-18 months to complete.


The course will take place in Dublin/Limerick and will be a mix of online and in person sessions.

Candidates must attend all dates,
22 August 2024 (online session)

7/8 September 2024

5/6 October 2024

2/3 November 2024

30 Nov/1 December 2024

11/12 January 2025

Entry Requirements

Applicants should

  • Hold a Table Tennis Level 2 coaching qualification or higher.** Level 1 coaches may be accepted dependent on coaching experience and/or other qualifications** A Level 2 course should be in progress by the time this course starts.**
  • Be actively coaching for at least five years.
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • IELTS Level 6 or equivalent (for applicants whose first language is not English).

More Information on the Certificate in Sports Coach development can be found here: Certificate in Sports Coach Development | Sport Ireland

If you would like to register your interest in completing this award please fill out the interest form here: https://forms.office.com/e/dTDMm6BHxT

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

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WIS Leadership Event

The WIS Racquet Sports Team -Tennis Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Irish Squash and Table Tennis Ireland – are delighted to announce our new Women in Sport leadership event. The event will take place at Carlow Lawn Tennis Club, Oak Park Road Carlow, R93 K402 on Saturday 27th April at 2.00pm – 6.00pm.

This event is open to qualified female Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis and Squash coaches. The event will include a talk from guest speaker Chloe Magee and give participants a chance to gain experience by leading a participation event. There will be great networking opportunities on the day with refreshments included and a free t-shirt for all participants.

Register here for the event: https://forms.gle/zWJHfNkdboHQQz1dA

For more information email [email protected]

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TTU Coach Development Opportunity

TTU COACH DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY LED BY RYAN JENKINS, FORMER WELSH INTERNATIONAL PLAYER, COMMONWEALTH MEDALIST,  WELSH NATIONAL AND GB COACH. 

Table Tennis Ulster is delighted to offer a fantastic coach development session for our local club and squad coaches on Saturday 9th March 2024 at Lisburn Racquets Club, Lisburn. 

The session will be led by Ryan Jenkins  who has has a plethora of knowledge of  table tennis with a  career in the sport spanning many years as a top player (Welsh no.1, 12x Welsh National Champion, Commonwealth Medallist and previously held the world ranking of 175). Ryan also has many years experience as a top coach having held national coaching positions with Wales, England and GB. 

The event is Free of Charge to Coaches who are affiliated to Table Tennis Ireland (refreshments including lunch will be provided). 

Morning Session : 10am – 1.30pm (lunch included) 

The morning will incorporate a dedicated coach development session led by Ryan focusing on areas below: 

10:00-10:50 Coaching Young Players & Technique  

What should coaches be focusing on in training sessions to maximise improvement for players  

11:00-11:50 Session Content & Multiball  

How to get the best out of your session, including multiball  

12:00-12:50 Taking players to the next level & The International Scene 

1:00-1:30 Open session  

Coaches will have the opportunity to ask advice from Ryan 

 Afternoon Session: 2.30pm – 6pm 

Coaches are invited to spend the afternoon (all or part) observing the Irish National Squad who are have a training session at Lisburn Racquets led by Ryan. 

Coaches will be able to observe Ryan leading the squad and participate as appropriate as players prepare for key events including later in March – the National Championships  

We hope as many coaches as possible will take up this opportunity. 

If you would like to attend the event – please confirm your Name and Club to 

Ryan Harrison by emailing: 

[email protected] 

Responses are requested by Friday 1st March 2024

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Upcoming Coaches CPD Session – 28th December

We are delighted to announce we will be holding a CPD session on 28th December 2023.

The session will take place in the Irish Wheelchair association from 12.30pm to 6 pm. The cost to attend this session is €10pp.

This session will be delivered by TTE national coach John Murphy and TTI national coaches Tara Fusco, Gavin Maguire, Con Higgins and Marcus McDonnell. 

Session Schedule

12:30-2:30 – observation of camp & multi-ball

2.30-3.00 – short break

3.00-4.00 – session planning

4.00-4.45 – spotting & fixing technical errors

4.45-5.00 – short break

5.00-6.00 – bringing beginners to the next level and Q&A

This is open to all qualified activators, Level 1,2 & 3 coaches and club coaches.

If you would like to attend this session please register here: https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=DB02AE747536A3B0307EDEF2E81D270C16CD401D

If you have any questions about this session please email [email protected]

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Activators Award – Intro to Coaching Course – Leinster January 2024

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting an introductory coaching course, known as the “Activator’s Award” in January taking place in Leinster.

This course will take place in Milltown Table Tennis club, Milltown community centre, Rathconrath, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The course will be taking place on Saturday 20th of January 10am – 1.30pm.

The cost of this course is €45 per person. Each candidate will receive one year Free membership, a coaching manual to assist with coaching going forward and a certificate on completion of the course.

The Activator Award provides an opportunity for networking and engagement among candidates.  The candidates will develop new skills through practical and interactive activities

You do not need to have a background in playing table tennis. This course is a fun and enjoyable course suitable for all everyone including parents, teachers, older adults, multi-sport coaches, club administrators and anyone who is interested in taking on table tennis as a new sport and physical activity.

Places for the course are limited so register now before the course is filled. Register here: https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=7400CB4FBA867F9B9109DBF3E8860FBACF94AFE9

If you have any questions on the course, please email [email protected]

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Level 1 Coaching Course Ulster

We are delighted to announce that a Level 1 Coaching Course is taking place in Ulster beginning in August.

Successful candidates will receive a coaching certificate and will be included on the TTI Coaching database. Candidates should be aged 16 years and over.

This course will take place in Ballymena Academy, 89 Galgorm Rd, Ballymena BT42 1AJ, on Saturday 12th of August 9am-6pm and Saturday 21st of October 9.30am-5pm

The cost is being partly subsidised by Sport NI so will only cost each individual £45. All those who wish to sign up must be affiliated to TTI.

To secure a place in this course please email Ryan at [email protected] 

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7 Female Table Tennis Coaches attend Racquet Sports Coach Leadership Day

A successful Racquet Sports Coach Leadership Day took place on 1st July. 🏓🏸🎾

Total of 10 coaches and pathway athletes attended the event, of whom 7 were from table tennis. 🏓

Communication Skills and HP Coaching workshops were delivered by Leadership Coach guest speaker Andy Burke from Blue Vista.

All participants enjoyed and benefited from the workshops and activities.

Plenty of interaction, sharing and learning among participants.

Feedback is very positive and participants feel inspired, empowered and ready to use some of the skills in their own work environment.

Well done to all!!

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Expression of Interest Level 1 Coaching course – Munster

We are delighted to announce that a Level 1 Coaching Course is taking place in Munster in September .

Successful candidates will receive a coaching certificate and will be included on the TTI Coaching database. Candidates should be aged 16 years and over.

🗓📍 This course will take place in the Terence MacSwiney Sports Hall, Cork over the course of two days. Sunday the 10th September 9am-6pm, and Sunday 8th of October 9am- 5pm.

The cost for the course is 100 per candidate. Subsidy may be available.

📩Please contact Eoin Kelly ([email protected]) to be register interest on this course, and for any further details that you may require about the course. Places are limited and are filling up fast, register now to secure a place.

Expression of Interest Level 1 Coaching course - Munster

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Activators Award – Intro Coaching Course – Ulster February 2023


We are delighted to announce that we are hosting an introductory coaching course, known as the “Activator’s Award” in February taking place in Ulster.

This course will take place in South Lakes Leisure Craigavon. The course will be taking place on Saturday 25th of February 1pm – 4pm.

The cost which has been subsidised by Table Tennis Ulster, will now be €30 per person.  Each candidate will receive one year Free membership, a coaching manual to assist with coaching going forward and a certificate on completion of the course.

The Activator Award provides an opportunity for networking and engagement among candidates.  The candidates will develop new skills through practical and interactive activities

You do not need to have a background in playing table tennis. This course is a fun and enjoyable course suitable for all everyone including parents, teachers, older adults, multi-sport coaches, club administrators and anyone who is interested in taking on table tennis as a new sport and physical activity.

Places for the course are limited so register now before the course is filled. Register here: https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=AE6530A6D99FB511D4C54DC24E77AFBB3E647835

If you have any questions on the course, please email [email protected]

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Rescheduled Anti-Doping Educational Webinar – 5th of December 7-8pm

Table Tennis Ireland are hosting an educational Anti-Doping Webinar with Sport Ireland Anti-Doping unit. This session is open for all of our members on Monday the 5th of December from 7pm-8pm online, we look forward to providing a very useful session to our members. This session is free of charge for Table Tennis Ireland Members.

Anti-Doping forms a very important part of ensuring our sport is clean and fair, we can’t stress the importance of making sure that our Table Tennis Community are aware of Anti-Doping processes and procedures.

This webinar will be a very informative engaging session which will be useful to all of our members, including players, coaches, parents, NPC’s and clubs. This masterclass will provide an overview of what happens during a test for anti-doping, an overview of what substances are banned as of 2022 and some other useful information to know on anti-doping, such as therapeutic use exemption – in some instances an athlete may be given the authorization to use a prohibited substance or method.

We encourage all our athletes, parents, coaches, athlete support staff and all other interested members to sign up for the very important Anti-Doping Educational Webinars run by Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Unit.

To register for this webinar please email [email protected] and zoom details will be sent out to you prior to the session.