Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) secretary-general, James Eakyns has expressed satisfaction with the recent International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Level Two Coaching Course in Ibadan, Oyo State.
While admitting that the NTTF would love to have more of such projects from the world governing body for the country’s table tennis coaches, Eakyns stressed that they learnt a lot at the recent programme, which held in two phases from May 12 to 19.
The Level Two Coach Education Course held from May 12 to 17, while ITTF Level Two Course Conductor Training took place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, all at Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.
He further disclosed that a total of 21 coaches, from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Tunisia, participated in the week-long training, which was supported by Olympic Solidarity.
The exercise, which held under the auspices of ITTF High Performance and Development, was handled by an ITTF course conductor/trainer, Ahmed El-Dawlatly from Egypt.
Eakyns also disclosed that a total of 20 students attended the course from four African countries; with 15 from Nigeria as well as three from Ghana plus one each from Tunisia and Burkina Faso.
The NTTF scribe added: “The importance and benefits of the coaching course cannot be over emphasised.
“The course will further enhance the knowledge of the coaches as well as abreast them on modern techniques of the sport.
“The NTTF hopes to maximise the window of opportunities created by the course. We look forward to having more ITTF courses in Nigeria.”