We all love something or a few things but if you play table tennis from your heart, the game will change your life
Why Table Tennis
Today I am with a very special group of international coaches and each day we spend together the more I realise why they coach. I could be wrong but I’ve never seen a sport that captures people’s hearts the way table tennis does!
I know there are huge fans for other sports but for me, there’s something different with table tennis. A true table tennis player or coach gives to the sport and to those around them from the heart and with a mindset of “I want to give and want nothing in return”. Table tennis people seem to love sharing and want to grow alongside others.
Julien Girard (Former Pro A Coach in France)
20 years ago both I and Julien crossed paths (as players) when I lived in France back in 1999-2000. We both went on to become coaches (I in England and Julien in France) with lots of success respectively. A few years back I saw an important message from Julien on Facebook and I immediately felt connected to him and his story.
I decided to reach out to him and our relationship began. I then had one of his players come to England and be a part of my set up for 3 months and he was the last sign I needed. It was time for me to form a physical connection but how would I do this?
How did it happen?
My wife and I occasionally watch X factor together and I saw a panel created by Simon factor and thought how can I create a super team in my field? That night I began researching Europe’s leading coaches. For me, the team was under my nose but I needed someone respected throughout Europe to have that true pulling power. Julien was that person and I felt if he was on board the others would feel join without hesitation.
I began talking to Julien and over time we noticed how our path and mindset were in sync, this was my trigger and I dropped the bombshell. Would you be apart of a special European team? to my delight, Julien did not hesitate and this gave me the power I required in creating the United Table Tennis Coaching Team.
UTTCT was created to provide an opportunity for all table tennis lovers, for those who want to be apart of a coaching and playing system, normally only accessible to professionals. If you have a dream, wake up and make it happen.
Table tennis has the ability to grab your heart and give you the key to virtually anything on the planet.