New Qualified Coaches

Since January 2019, North Ayrshire  TTC have invested funding from our club and from partners the Sporting Chance Foundation in our coach education, which has seen club coaches go through Safe Guarding Children courses, First Aid courses and UKCC Level 1 courses.

A two day UKCC Level 1 course was held at the Portal, Irvine which had coaches from NATTC, Irvine TTC and West Kilbride TTC on it. Table Tennis Scotland Coach Educators, Paul Jackson and Senga Thomson delivered the course  and work with the candidates on passing the course.

Our club are delighted with the support of the Sporting Chance Foundation which has enabled a number of volunteers and junior players from the North Ayrshire area to gain their first coaching badge. Also supporting the additional courses required to attend and pass before their coaching license is obtained.

Pictured is newly qualified Level 1 coaches Ryan Henry, Owen Phillips, Martin Krus and Alex Gracie, receiving the cheque from SCF.

Sporting Chance Foundation comments below ;

Now in its 15th year, North Ayrshire Table Tennis has introduced 3000 people to a new sport with a strong emphasis on fun and participation.

We want to continue this success, by facilitating more opportunities for young people in deprived areas to get active and join this inspiring community.

Nourishing the grassroots of sport; Transforming Junior players into coaches

A new generation of young people have grown up through the club, with more than100 playing table tennis regularly at NATTC centres. This community is empowering young people to improve their lives and futures through sport however, we want to keep them involved in sport for longer.

Together with NATTC we facilitate juniors to become qualified in their UKCC Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Courses.

Our impact means young players are feeding their talent and positivity back into the clubs and areas that supported their development. By enabling young people to attain sporting qualifications, we hope to develop the skills they need for their future.