Nationwide Para Coach Report | Desk Tennis Eire

Nationwide Para coach Sam Louge has created the next report on latest actions inside Nationwide Para Desk Tennis this 12 months.

Excessive Efficiency:

After competing in Montenegro, Slovenia and Poland in Could Colin Decide took a break for two weeks.

Since coming again he has educated persistently. Colin carried out fairly properly in Montenegro, whereas harbouring an damage. He misplaced within the quarter closing to the world no.1 Feng Panfeng however had some good wins towards German and French opposition enroute to the Quarter finals. Colin participated in Slovenia alone and it was a tough match for him going out within the group stage. In Poland Colin carried out very properly implementing some stylistic modifications enroute to profitable his group and beating world no.8 within the semi-final. In efficiency within the closing, the place he held a match level, he sadly misplaced 2-3 to Ciric from Serbia. Colin will attend a coaching camp in Slovakia in August earlier than heading to the European championships in Shefield in early September.


Sean Geoghegan performed within the Montenegro Open and was reclassified from class 9 to class 8 which was a giant win for him. Within the match Sean was unsuccessful in his singles group dropping in straight units in his three matches. Within the doubles with Britain’s Ryan Henry, Sean received one match and misplaced two. Paddy Vaughan and Conor O’Callaghan competed within the Polish Open. Paddy had an incredible match profitable two matches in his group, certainly one of which towards the eventual runner up of the match. Paddy misplaced to the group winner and eventual match winner 0-3 which meant he misplaced out on countback and didn’t progress to the principle draw. Conor had a tough match dropping each matches in his group 0-3. Paddy and Conor collectively reached the quarter closing of the lads’s doubles 14 occasion with win towards Hong Kong opposition of their group. Paddy additionally reached the quarter closing of the blended doubles occasion together with his Spanish associate. They misplaced a detailed 3-2 encounter to lose out on a medal.

The Growth and Pathway Squads attended a coaching camp in Brighton TTC in August. This was a incredible expertise for the entire gamers. In attendance have been Paddy Vaughan, Sean Geoghegan, Aaron Mellows, Jude Sheldon, Caoimhe Folan and Des Ryan. World no.1 class 7 participant Will Bayley was current for all classes and gave time and recommendation to everybody. The membership made positive there have been further coaches and sparring companions there for all classes. This journey supplied the gamers with a possibility to coach two classes per day for 3 days in a row in a targeted atmosphere which they usually don’t get. That is nice studying for these gamers to see what must be achieved and the way it must be achieved to get to the subsequent stage. Being within the firm of a world and paralympic champion, Will was maybe essentially the most helpful side of the camp. The gamers bought to play with him, see him practice and listen to him communicate. That is invaluable expertise. Will’s enthusiasm and unbelievable work ethic alongside together with his simple love for the sport was infectious and the gamers responded properly to being round him. The membership’s supervisor, Tim, together with Will, left no stone unturned in taking care of us and ensuring we have been completely satisfied. This can be a relationship we’ll develop going ahead.

Efficiency and Pathway Plans:

Colin, Paddy and Sean will attend a coaching camp in Slovakia with nationwide groups from Spain, Slovakia and Serbia. This was organised with Montenegro open match director Alexandra Dragasova. This can be a preparation camp for the European championships for Colin and Paddy.

The purpose for Colin is a medal. On the again of an incredible efficiency in Poland and nice work within the coaching corridor, that is an applicable purpose for him. The purpose for Paddy is to win at the least one match in his group. Paddy has the flexibility to hassle most gamers in his class however that is his first main championship in a very long time.




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