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).
has Federal and State clearances to work within the public school system, copies of which are available for inspection.
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
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
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.
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.
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.