ERASMUS+ Women coaching course
ERASMUS + projekti raames ning koostöös Soome Lauatenniseliiduga korraldame 2.12-4.12.2022 lauatennise laagri, töötoad ja loengud nii Eesti kui ka Soome naislauatennisistidele ja treeneritele Olenemata sellest,et põhifookus on naiste lauatennisel, ootame osalema ka meestreenereid.
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Pildid üritusest asuvad Eesti Lauatenniseliidu facebooki albumis.
Osalejatele on koolitustel, töötubades ja treeningutel osalemine tasuta.
Osalenud treeneritele väljastatakse ka vastav tunnistus.
PS! Töötoad ja loengud toimuvad inglise keeles
Summary of the project
Table tennis – women vs men, or still together?
During last weekend together with Finnish Table Tennis Association we attempted to find answer to the question why women are severely underrepresented both among competitive and hobby players.
Numbers don’t lie – there are 111 female players and 531 male players in the ranking system of Estonian Table Tennis Association (ETTA). Similar ratio (1:5) is also true for hobby players, who have no ranking.
In the framework of the ERASMUS+ programme, we organized an event Women Coaching Course (Dec 2 nd – Dec 4 th , 2022, Tallinn) with participants from Estonia and Finland. The aim was to provide various activities and food for thought both to coaches and players.
There are 42 certified table tennis coaches in Estonia, from whom 20 (48%) are women. Ten of them,
meaning half of all female coaches, participated in this event!
We began with the lecture covering the general aspects of womens’ table tennis. We analyzed differences in the game played by male and female players. There were three practical training sessions, demonstrating sample training processes focusing to different training periods: the basal phase, the development phase, and the preparation for competition. In addition, serve and other technical elements were discussed and a multi-ball training session was held.
On the final day of the event, Finnish womens’ national team coach gave a short talk about the situation in Finland, followed by a lecture on gender equality in sports and table tennis in particular. This raised enthusiastic discussions among participants. An inquiry about the training process with boys and girls was also conducted.
In summary, this ERASMUS+ project event in Estonia was very successful in terms of learning and
practice, and we hope to work together more in future.