From President and scholar of Nottingham Universities sport and Table Tennis team, our #gymphlexhero Liam isn't short on achievements. Within the past few months Liam has obtained a Sporting Excellence Award, visited the second best university Table Tennis team in Beijing, China and participated in the European University Championships.....aswell as graduating from Nottingham University with a degreee in Economics!
The recent graduate has been keeping busy during the summer and continued his love for the sport, by spending two weeks coaching at two of the best Table Tennis coaching schools.
''So the last two weeks I have been an active coach at the Cooke and Deaton 2017 Table Tennis Summer School and also at the Ormeau Table Tennis Club in Belfast. The Cooke and Deaton Summer School has been established for 15 years and is the largest Table Tennis training camp in the UK. Players across the world, from countries such as Sweden and Germany come to Grantham to take part in the camp.
The Summer School occupies some of the best coaches in the UK such as London 2012 Olympian Kelly Sibley and English Table Tennis Legend and former 6x English National Senior Champion, Alan Cooke. The course caters for all standards and is unique in that it provides International standard practice partners, as well as the chance to test and improve your skills at multiball, a training technique used by all National and International squads.
The Ormeau TTC Summer Training Camp was compiled of three coaching sessions, beginner, intermediate and advanced. This attracted Under 18 players from across Ireland, including Ireland international players. The club is home to Northern Ireland's first full time training facility and the training camp is growing every year.
Over the last 5 years I have been an active coach in my hometown, Reading, coaching players of all ages and abilities. This year I was asked by the Lead Coaches on these training camps whether I would like to be one of the active coaches. The experience was very rewarding as I saw players of all abilities learning and improving new techniques and skills.
I hope to inspire and teach more promising players to improve and achieve at the highest level. My aim is to keep coaching players in my spare time and improve Table Tennis throughout the country''.
Find out more about Liam and his achievements by checking out his twitter account!