Topspin Sports have teamed up with UK based table tennis company eBatt in association with The Harefield Academy to host an exciting new Summer Residential Table Tennis Camp in Harefield near London.

The camp is running in the third week in August 2017 offering an amazing opportunity to combine:

  • High level table tennis training and coaching with some of the best coaches/players from the UK and overseas.
  • A fantastic holiday staying in full board accommodation adjacent to the training areas, situated in beautiful countryside on the edge of London.
  • Opportunities to visit some of the London's well known tourist attractions.

Camp Cost – full boarding

5 days training with 5 nights' accommodation & full board + camp shirt - £520.00 (Does not include flights/trains).

Dates for training camps

Monday 14th August 2017 to Friday 18th August 2017 - Training times 09:00 to 14:30

For info or to make a booking: email play@topspintt.com or call 07957 143336

The Camp

eBatt –Topspin Summer Camp is an exciting high level residential 5 day table tennis training camp. The camps offer an amazing opportunity for advanced coaching and play with some of the leading players and coaches from the UK and overseas.

The camps run from ‘Monday to Friday’ 09:00am-14:30pm, including a lunch break. The camp will have a ratio of 6 players per coach enabling the maximum opportunity for each player to receive coaching and 1 to 1 training with the camps expert coaches.

The camp has 18 high quality competition class tables which will be set in the main sports hall. The number of players allocated to each table will be no more than 2 (camp capacity is 36 players).

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The Coaches

  • Eli Baraty - (Head Coach) Over 15 years of National and International coaching experience.
  • Filip Szymanski -Former Top 200 World Ranked, Polish International, played professionally in Germany and currently plays top division in Poland.
  • Chris Doran - England no.7, professional player with many England Caps.
  • Matt Ware - England top 10 ten player who play’s professionally and is currently pursuing a career in coaching.
  • David Diniz - 31 years old - plays in Portuguese Table Tennis Division 1 for Vitória de Setúbal.  Full time table tennis coach in Portugal who has coached some of the best Junior players. 
  • Tom Cutler - Former top 5 England Junior and top 20 England Senior player.
  • Nicholas Li - One of England's best up and coming young coaches.  Also our camp expert photographer and video person! 
  • Guy Ben Aroya - Former top 10 England junior and great sparring partner.

* Coaching team may vary depending on amount of players attending the camps (ratio 6 players per coach).

Head Coach - Eli Baraty

Eli Baraty has been involved in table tennis for almost 20 years and coached many national and international players. Eli was a top junior and senior player and now focuses on coaching at his table tennis academy at Harefield.

For further information about Eli go to: www.elibaraty.com

Camp ethos

The eBatt-Topspin Camps aim to provide our visitors from the UK and abroad with top coaching and training alongside some world class players/coaches.

The camp will cater for all playing standards from beginners through to international level for all ages from 7 to 70! The camp will aim to provide for each player an even mix of players from a variety of standards and nationalities. The camp will also aim to provide lots of opportunities of 1 to 1 play with one of our expert coaches enabling training specifically tailored to each player’s game.

To provide a professional, fun and friendly environment for all players on the camp.

To reflect the truly international mix of London and to attract players from across the globe.

Accommodation

On site accommodation is available in twin rooms at The Harefield Academy which is adjacent to the training sports halls. Residential attendees will receive Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner which will be served in the purpose built boarding and canteen area. Eli and other coaches will be staying on the campus providing 24/7 information and access.

The camp is 22 miles (36km) from central London with easy access from/to Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick airports. Free and secure parking is available onsite but if you park onsite please be aware that you will be fully liable for any loss or damage to your property.

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Training Times and schedule:

Monday-Friday
09:00 - 10:15 - Footwork - regular and irregular exercises
10:30 - 12:00 - Service orientated drills
12:00 - 12:50 - Lunch break
12:50 - 14:00 - Introduction of drills orientated around match situation
14:00 - 14:30 – Physical training

Friday session includes: a variety of tournaments formats and TT Factor (X factor for tt!). Groups of between 2 to 8 players team up to put on a TT show including trick shots etc. Coaches are the judges and winning teams & tournament winners will receive prizes.

Directions:

Car

From London
Take the A40 towards Oxford and turn off where the B483 crosses the A40 (Swakeleys Roundabout) signposted Uxbridge, Harefield.

From Oxford M40
Continue onto the A40 (which is an extension of the M40) Leave this road at the first intersection at the junction with the B483 (Swakeleys Roundabout) signposted Uxbridge, Harefield.

From M25
Leave the Motorway at Junction 16 and join the M40 eastwards (signposted London). Continue onto the A40 (which is an extension of the M40). Leave this road at the first intersection at the junction with the B483 (Swakeleys Roundabout) signposted Uxbridge, Harefield.

From Hillingdon, Uxbridge
Join the B483 northwards and continue to its junction with the A40 (Swakeleys Roundabout).

From Swakeleys Roundabout
Turn north into Swakeleys Road (from this point Harefield village is signposted). Continue along Swakeleys Road for approximately half a mile to a small roundabout where you take the left fork onto Harvil Road. This road passes through the countryside, crosses a small roundabout after about 2 miles and then leads uphill into Harefield High Street. You then come to a roundabout which is the nucleus of the village (with the village green on your right). Turn right at the roundabout into Breakspear Road North and then first left into Northwood Road. The Harefield Academy is a little way along on the left hand side in Northwood Way.

Train
Closest tube stations are Northwood, Northwood Hills or Uxbridge Tube Stations on the Metropolitan Line and then a bus

To view a map of the local area, click here.

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Article on the ITTF Website

The summer camp has received a write-up on the ITTF website, providing a few quotes from TopspinTT's Tom and background on our head coach Eli Baraty.

Read more on the ittf.com website

SUMMER TABLE TENNIS CAMP

14th to 18th August 2017

Venue: The Harefield Academy, Northwood Way, Harefield , Middlesex UB9 6ET

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