The UKCC level 1 coaching course gave me the confidence to start up my own club.
I feel that adult coaching is often neglected in clubs and I noticed a high drop off rate from adults who tried the sport but because of the wide gap in ability did not continue with table tennis.
I wanted to set up a friendlier environment for adults to learn, where all abilities are supported. I also wanted to set up a club which was free for people to attend.
Since completing the coaching course I purchased two tables and arranged use of a local church hall. I advertised in the church bulletin and I now have more than enough players for the number of tables. I hope to increase the number of tables in the near future.
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