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This is Jef faking a Forehand Drive for the website. He thinks you cannot see the tape on the back of the ball................He is showing good form for the camera though.......

Coaching Philosophy: Athletes first, winning second, coach last. 
Athlete Values:  Respect for Self, Respect for Others,
The Table Tennis Centre applies and encourages the principles of Positive Youth Sports (S.C.O.R.E) to ALL players within its sphere of influence. Positive Youth Sports is an initiative of Health Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Inc.  (Skills, Character, Opportunity, Results, Enjoyment).
Jef also has Federal and State clearances to work within the public school system, copies of which are available for inspection.


Mission
Jef's  mission is to coach all levels of players to their full potential, and to help provide a solid foundation in technique and attitude for players to aspire to the USA National Team and International Championships, and have fun with everyone on the way.

He believes everyone deserves to reach their potential, and is here to serve your needs, and make your table tennis experience one you will always remember.


Qualifications and Competence

Jef is an ITTF Level 2 Certified Coach and  USATT Certified State Level Coach and is qualified to coach from beginner up to a rating level of 2350. He is also a Certified Club Umpire.

He also holds Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Business Administration degrees.

He has played Table Tennis competitively since he was 21. He had a break of eleven years to complete his adult studies, but returned to the sport determined to become a better player, and to become a coach. He played in English Leagues for over 17 years, having won several League  Divisional Championships  and  won  promotion to higher divisions. He played in London, High Wycombe, Ashford and Folkestone Leagues working up through lower divisions to the Premier Division before leaving England.

Jef attended the English Table Tennis Association Club Coach Training Program in 1998. Within months of arriving in the USA in 1999, he began preparation for certification as a USATT Club Coach, gaining Certification in February, 2001, quickly followed by gaining State  Level Coach Certification in October, 2001 and Club Umpire in 2007. He has attended  several Coach Training Seminars, at the US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, with Dan Seemiller, USA National Men’s Team Coach and has also attended Dan Seemiller's Camp and the Maryland TTC Camps with Cheng Yinghua, Jack Huang and Larry Hodges, the latest  Dec 2012.

Jef has an extensive table tennis library containing all the latest books (and some not so latest) and DVD/videos on table tennis, coaching and coaching table tennis. He has 3 tables, a Stiga 375 and 2 Butterfly Club, 2 Newgy practice robots, Newgy catch ball net, professional video camera, playback equipment for instructional videos and video feedback to players.

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Playing Honors
 
He has played in some of the most prestigious tournaments at his own and higher rating levels, North American Teams Tournament, Stiga Open, Maryland Open, Pennsylvania Closed & Open & various other  tournaments. Among his playing honors are U1500, U1600 Winner and U1675 Finalist.
In England, 2 Divisional Championship Medals, promoted 4 times to higher divisions and a personal best between 75 to 100% match wins  for seven years in all divisions. Winner, Wembley & Harrow Handicap Cup 1992.

The Table Tennis Centre * 129 North Main Street * Mercersburg * PA * 17236 * tel 717 414 1166 Cell