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Aiming high with table tennis

Tresham College Kettering Campus

On Thursday 2nd November 2017 Colin Wilson, Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist and former England National coach and current Director of Coaching and Performance Director at Corby Smash Table Tennis Club, visited Tresham College in Kettering to run an exhibition and development session for sports students.

The students have been developing their table tennis skills as part of their Tresham Academy of Sport sessions and are preparing to compete against other college players at the upcoming regional tournament.

Colin, along with Adam Wilson a top upcoming player and coach in his own right, provided a table tennis masterclass to students as well as discussing his own experiences and pathways to success, with students also getting the chance to see and hold Colin’s Commonwealth Games Silver medals. Students then received expert coaching from Colin and Adam who worked closely with them over a two hour period to develop their skills and techniques.

The Association of Colleges Regional Table Tennis Competition takes place on 13th December, with Tresham College students competing in ranking tournaments to establish those that will go on to represent the College and aim for National glory.

Dan Burns, Head of Tresham Academy of Sport, said;

This is just another great example of how we are looking to provide all of our sports students with the opportunity to experience elite level coaching, meet elite performers and develop their own abilities with a view to representing the College in a competitive environment. Student experience is at the forefront for Tresham Academy of Sport and our students benefit greatly from these regular experiences. It is hoped that this is the start of a successful partnership with Colin and Corby Smash Table Tennis Club to provide players with the opportunity to develop their table tennis performance alongside their studies.

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