Guy Ben-Aroya

eBaTT - Manager and Coach

Guy Ben-Aroya

Joined eBaTT in 2018 as part of the coaching team but was an original eBaTT student 15 years ago. Guy, was a former England no.5 beyond the likes of Liam Pitchford and Gavin Evans. He went on to reach top 10 England Juniors but stopped committing aged just 16. To focus on bodybuilding, education and try to regroup as a young man who had some troubled times. Guy has a First Class Degree in Sports and Exercise Science and provides bespoke Table Tennis Fitness training programmes.

Biography:

I first started playing table tennis when I was 9 years old, at Barnet Table Tennis Centre. I wasn’t the most gifted individual and I found basic technical strokes difficult to master but I loved the sport and wanted to become the best I could be. With the help of my coach, Eli Baraty, alongside pure hard work, drive, persistence and enthusiasm; I was able to achieve a ranking of number 5 in England (Cadets) at the age of 14. Once I reached this level, I started to compete both nationally and internationally. As a junior, my highest ranking was number 7 in England, whilst being ranked number 1 in my county (Hertfordshire) Under 18’s.

 

Guy Graduating 2018

1st Class Graduation

Changing Direction

At 16 I began taking a few steps back from playing and focused more on coaching and education. After school, I became a fully qualified Personal Trainer at Oaklands College. It was quickly evident that this was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue which led to a one-year access course. This enabled me to start my undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science (Teaching & Coaching) at Middlesex University. I recently graduated (May 2018) and achieved a First-Class Honours Degree. I have now decided to use my coaching degree as a stepping stone to becoming a full-time table tennis coach working alongside Eli Baraty the eBaTT brand.

Accolades include:

  •  4* Tournament Junior Runner up,
  •  Finished 5th in the Masters top 12 England players only selected.
  •  Part of the England squad.
  •  Junior British league premier division champion.
  •  Multiple winners Junior and Cadet 2* events Champion.
  •  Captained Middlesex University to a BUCS cup final.

International tournaments include:

  •  Representing England at a European competition in Sweden, France, Rome and Israel.
  •  Represented Middlesex University in Lille twice and was the singles finalist on both occasions (silver medallist)

Coaching Accolades:

  •  Previous head coach at Hasmonean School for Boys.
  •  Previous assistant coach to Eli Baraty at Harefield Academy during camps.
  •  Current Head Coach at Elstree & Borehamwood Table Tennis Club.
  •  Current Head Coach at Middlesex University.
  •  Current Coach at Whitmore Secondary School
  •  Current Coach at Parkside Primary School
  •  Current Coach for the Juniors at Kenton
Nishkam Table Tennis Camp

Table Tennis Camp in Birmingham

Role Model:

Guy, was involved with some rough local neighbourhood characters and this often led him astray. nevertheless deep down Guy was always a good person and wanted to do good by others, which ultimately

Skills

  • High-Quality Multi-ball delivery
  • Good communicator
  • Advanced coaching knowledge and delivery
  • Expert 121 coach
  • Team and party coordinator
  • Small camp and club – Lead coach
  • Focused – Good time keeping

Player/Coach Stats:

  • Name: Guy Ben-Aroya
  • Age: 25
  • Club: eBaTT, Borehamwood TTC,
  • Playing Hand: Right-handed
  • Highest ranking: no.5
  • Coaching qualifications: Degree, level 2 coach
  • Best Table Tennis achievement: Finishing 5th at the Cadet Masters
  • Table Tennis Bat: Butterfly Mizutani blade with Tenergy 05 rubbers on both sides.
  • Favourite phrase: The only place that success comes before work, is in the dictionary
  • Goal/aim/vision: To be the best table tennis coach I can be and continuously learn  grow and provide knowledge to the table tennis community



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