Club Head Coach: Sam Palmer
Assistant coaches: Juan Qu and David Griersmith
All are qualified and experienced and all hold WWCCs.
Group coaching is unavailable at present due to COVID-19 restrictions (please see Home page). Under normal conditions there are many group coaching sessions each week with generally around 6 players.
For individual (one on one) coaching sessions please contact the coaches to book sessions using the details below.
MPTTA welcomes players of all standards to undertake training and coaching. We aim to help players grow and develop their potential. Many players of all ages have improved, won awards and trophies in all grades, and often gone on to represent the club, Victoria and Australia, as a result of coaching and training at the club. Coaching helps players learn skills and improve their technique while training and group coaching sessions aid muscle memory and emedding those new skills into social or competition play.
MPTTA has a detailed coaching, training, development and participation plan which enshrines our passion for table tennis and opportunities for growth. This plan contributes to fulfilment of purposes of the association as articulated in the MPTTA Constitution e.g. encouragement, raising levels and standards of play, learning skills and techniques and rules, promotion, high performance programs, and building health and safety (e.g. learning about biomechanics, diet, fluid intake, stretching, warming up and down, sports psychology etc).
When COVID-19 restrictions are not in place the nominal times are:
Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm, 5:30pm – 7:00pm & 7:30 – 9:00pm
Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm & 7:30 – 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 11:30am 12:20pm - 2pm
Individual coaching will restart on 22 June 2020 under strict conditions as per Victorian Government health regulations.
For individual coaching sessions with Head Coach Sam Palmer please contact him on:
mobile: 0424138803 and for further coaching information visit
Sam is one of the top coaches in Australia and a high performance player - multiple club champion; played in national championships and in Oceania event. He regularly visits South Korea to train with some of the world's best players.
For individual coaching with Assistant Coaches Juan Qu and David Griersmith please contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0498 003 788. Juan is an international level player who has played at the Commonwealth Games. David has completed his TOPS and Level 1 Table Tennis Australia courses and has represented Victoria at the Australian Veteran Championships.
School holiday training/coaching camps usually run for 5 days with morning and afternoon sessions. Participants can join in for sessions of their choosing or for the entire week. There are many activities and times are usually 10am -1230pm and 2pm-430pm daily. Breaks throughout each session. The cost is $30 per 2.5hr session - discounts available for those booking multiple sessions and for families that have multiple players wishing to attend. Camps are advertised well in advance.