Training Day with Craig Bryant

On Sunday 9th February,18 players attended a training day with Craig Bryant, newly appointed coach to the ladies’ national squad for the World Championships. The theme for the day was receiving serve and third ball attack, skills crucial for any player to develop and feel confident in using.

Craig made us all think about what we are doing already in returning the serve and how to improve it without over complicating things. I think many of us found that we could achieve far more in terms of spin and placement than we do at present, though the consistency will come with a little more practice. He also encouraged us to experiment with some deception and fun shots both in the return and with the third ball. Watch out all opponents!

The day was a tremendous success, with everyone going away with new shots and tactics to practise. A big thank you to Craig for another very enjoyable training session for the members of Rugby Table Tennis Club.