In order to provide table tennis training, and to ensure that club activities are conducted within appropriate guidelines, the SATTC board of directors approved the following policy statement.
San Antonio Table Tennis Club encourages training not only for beginners but for all who seek to improve their game.
Table tennis clinics are offered from time to time and individual training is available within the following guidelines.
• Each individual is responsible for contacting and making arrangements with an instructor / coach / trainer regarding program focus, scheduling and for negotiating payment, if any such coaching fee is to be involved.
• SATTC is not involved in whether or not instructing or coaching involves a monetary fee paid to the coach - or instead is a voluntary (no fees) arrangement - nor the amount of any fees, if any – and leaves this to individual agreements. However, if a coach-client fee (dollars) arrangement is involved, the club expects to receive a payment of $5 for use of club equipment (tables and nets), such payment (honor system) to be made to SATTC either from the coach or from the trainee but not from both.
• If you are a dues-paid SATTC member, and you are experienced and willing to serve as a trainer, you are encouraged to inquire about placing your name on the list of SATTC instructors / trainers / coaches. Coaches and would-be coaches are encouraged to pursue and maintain instructor / coaching certification by USATT but this is not a local SATTC club requirement.
• A dedicated 2-hour segment of time is set aside on most Saturdays, from 11 AM – 1 PM, for coaching
and/or practice time on an appointment basis with the coach / trainer of your choice.
Personal coaching / training / practice sessions may be scheduled and conducted during other regularly scheduled TT time at any time a table is available, but not when other players are waiting to use the same table.
Other than the Saturday dedicated coaching time, it's best to schedule coaching / practice during times of comparatively low use, such as Fridays from 1 PM to 4 PM or the first hour of any scheduled open-play day.
For club members only, monitored individual drill time is available using the club’s Newgy robot machine on Friday afternoons from 2 – 4 PM at a cost of $5 per half hour on a first come basis; only at Table #1, line up using your personal magnetic ID card.
Edmund Lo, ITTF Level 1 & USATT Certified State (Texas) Coach
Gloria Cadavid, ITTF Level 1 & USATT Certified State (Texas) Coach
Clark Nicholl, ITTF Level 1 & USATT Certified State (Texas) Coach
Toshi Nobe, ITTF Level 1 & USATT Certified State (Texas) Coach