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Training

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High Quality Coaching

Graeme Barella

Our Level 3 accredited head coach Graeme Barella is the driving force of the club. Whilst managing his coaching. He still competes at the top level with a ranking of 24 in England and regularly qualifying for the English National Championships. Graeme has a wealth of playing and coaching experience and can be a high level hitting partner for our stronger players. It's no surprise that he was handpicked as one of only two individuals to become a Table Tennis England coach apprentice in 2022.

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Bernie Morris is a level 2 accredited coach and has developed some of the best young players in the north east of England for over 20 years. We also have former English Junior National Champion and alumni student Joe Clark assisting Bernie and Graeme. Joe is also one of the region's strongest players so can be a sparring partner for our stronger students. Our squad have two coach-led group training sessions per week and are also able to book extra tables whenever they want, free of charge. 

Bernie Morris and Joe Clark

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Our strength and conditioning department supports high performance student-athletes in their pursuit of sporting excellence. They provide individualised coaching delivered within a programme of athletic development and injury mitigation. The fully accredited coaches work hard to develop our students into robust and powerful athletes able to cope with the demands of an extensive table tennis program.

Strength and Conditioning