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The Table Tennis England “TT Networker — Table Tennis Leadership Award” is open to all young people between the age range of 15 to 18 years. The main aims of the award are to:

1. Enable TT Networkers (leaders) to organise safe, enjoyable and purposeful Table Tennis activities aimed primarily at young people.

2. Provide a lead into Table Tennis coaching, organising competitions, umpiring, Table Tennis development and an awareness of equity issues in the sport. This course could be the first step on the coaching, officiating or administration ladder for young people assisting at Table Tennis clubs, after school clubs, youth centres or school holiday schemes.

The TT Networker Award course covers:

Leadership Skills (recap), Health and Safety, Equipment, Learning to Play, Table Tennis Laws and Scoring, Organising Table Tennis Activities (fun games, competition formats, school festivals, skills awards),

Volunteering (developing your skills), Selling points of Table Tennis, Where next – local playing and volunteering opportunities.

Course Outcomes On completion of the course TT Networkers should be able to:

1. plan and deliver a safe Table Tennis festival for primary aged children.

2. teach\coach some basic Table Tennis skills.

3. demonstrate an understanding of the laws of Table Tennis.

4. identify local playing opportunities in Table Tennis.

5. promote Table Tennis through an understanding of the benefits of the sport. Please note: TT Networkers will be expected to work alongside a qualified coach, club development officer, teacher or parent in a supporting role.