... since the club was set up in May 2018. The club has delivered multiple new initiatives over this time with its outreach programmes reaching out to over 6000 people in Alkmaar..
The heart of the club belongs to over 50 regular players of which over 30 are junior players both boys and girls ranging from 5 to 16 years old. Our players can access up to 5 training sessions per week.
Mark Smith the founder of the club heads the coaching and development sections of the club. ” Its fantastic to be heading Ping Pong Alkmaar, a rapidly developing community based table tennis club. Together with a pro-active and ambitious management team we are developing a club that recognises the benefits of ‘sport for development’ and how it can positively influence people’s lives.”
|Monday:||Competition Players||18:00 to 20:00|
|Tuesday||Early Birds||07:00 to 08:00|
|Wednesday||Girls||15:00 to 16:00|
|Juniors||16:15 to 17:45|
|Community||19:30 to 21:30|
|Friday||Mini-Pingpongers||15:00 to 16:00|
|Juniors||16:15 to 17:45|
This session is for children ages between 4 and 7 years. It focuses on using ping pong to develop basic motoric movement and coordination. Lots of fun games using different materials from balloons to umbrella’s!
Girls (and women) are under-represented in table tennis! Therefore this session is only for girls. The session focuses on fun games both physical, technical and tactical and also combines table tennis with children’s popular music!
Our junior sessions are inclusive sessions for youngsters of all levels. Sessions are structured to include ‘technical skills’ together with fun games to maximise the enjoyment and therefore improvement levels of our youngsters. Chinese training methods are used during the sessions including ‘multi-ball’ and ‘robot training’ to focus all players on physical and technical areas of the game.
This session is for competition players aiming to reach their full potential. Session intensity is high focusing on technical, tactical and physical development of the players. Players learn to develop a ‘top sport’ mentality to give them the knowledge of high level training methods to reach the higher levels of the game.
For all players to access, a great way to start the day before work, school etc. This session is a new addition to our offerings set up on demand from our members wanting a once a week early training option. With music to help get body and mind flowing the session is a uplifting start to the day.
We offer intensive training sessions that are aimed at upcoming competition players. We focus on technical, tactical and physical developments, to reach a high level together.