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Meet our Coaches
Coaching is the foundation for any sport including Table Tennis. We are extremely fortunate to have the services of the best around. Every one of our dedicated coaches are here to help you accomplish your table tennis goals whether for fun, serious competition - or anywhere in between. Let them help you achieve your goals and be the best you can be.
Priyanka Pareek - OTTC Director of Training

Priyanka began playing table tennis at age 3, having been taught by her parents who are both National level coaches in India. Needless to say, with such a solid training background, commitment towards the sport and perseverance, she quickly rose to become India's top number 1 player in the U16, U18 and U21 categories.  Priyanka was a member of the Indian National Team for eight years, and had the opportunity to train under Massimo Costantini, currently holding the position of ITTF Elite Coach.

She is currently undertaking her Master's at the University of Ottawa in Literature. When time permits, she competes in House and provincial tournaments. Priyanka’s highest world rank is 69 in the ITTF U18 Category. She is currently ranked 11th in Canada. 


Priyanka received her certification as an ITTF High Performance Coach in July 2023 and was also selected by the ITTF to be part of their mentoring program with National and International level implications. 

Her love and expertise in the sport has led her to create, develop and coach several training programs including the Women's Training Group, Children's Training Group, Daytime Training Group, Youth High Performance Training Group and gives private lessons when time allows.

Priyanka's availability :  Please inquire

Levels covered : High-Performance, Competitive, and Youth Development

NCCP Certified, ITTF Mentorship Program Certification

For bookings, contact the OTTC at 613-238-6688 or

Victor Fossoh - OTTC Coach

Victor has more than 10 years of coaching experience in Cameroon, Europe and Canada.  He also played professional table tennis with the Cameroonian National Team and the Belgian Division B League in Europe. He also develops and coaches OTTC Clinics.

Victor's availability : Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after 5:30pm.  Weekends upon availability

Levels covered : All levels

NCCP Trained

For bookings, contact the OTTC at 613-238-6688 or

Rafael Brandao - OTTC Coach

'Rafa' began his table tennis journey at the Fluminense Club, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From the age of 11, he showcased exceptional talent and dedication and was acknowledged as one of Rio de Janeiro's best players, earning recognition for his outstanding skills and accomplishments. Following intensive training, he emerged as a  top performer and as a national team player in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He moved to France to the Bayard d'Argentan Tennis de Table in Normandie to further hone his skills.


Along the way, he has played in numerous competitions and championships in Brazil, France, Belgium and Spain, leading to winning 10 Gold medals and over 25 podium placements in the Brazil Cup and Brazilian Championships.

Rafa has the experience of training in both Brazil, as well as competing in a professional league in France. 

Rafa's availability: Mondays and Fridays 3:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturdays and Sundays after 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Levels covered: All levels

For bookings, contact the OTTC at 613-238-6688 or

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Club Attendants
Yousif Makkawi - OTTC Club Attendant

Being almost a 24/7 operation, the OTTC has help in keeping it's operation running as smoothly as possible. One of our Club Attendants helping to do this is Yousif Makkawi, a formidable player himself, he helps keep our facilities clean and tidy, books coaching sessions and keeps bookings updated. He also answers questions, takes equipment orders, answers the phone and helps in any way he can to keep thing going. As an added bonus, he is also fluent in Russian and Arabic!

When time permits, he can be seen playing with someone without a partner. 

Club Ownership
Steve Lambruschini OTTC Founder/Owner

Like many of us, Steve grew up with a ping-pong table in the basement of his house. By 2007, he was a member of the Scarborough Kings Table Tennis Club and Canadian-Chinese Table Tennis Association in Toronto. In 2010, he moved to Ottawa where he jumped into table tennis as both a vocation (he found employment at Table Tennis Canada) and an avocation (he organized local tournaments at the National Table Tennis Training Centre). Several years of working closely with the National Team helped to shape Steve's understanding of the fundamentals of table tennis—proper technique, controlling spin and game strategy—something he looks forward to passing on to new players at OTTC.

Steve's availability :  flexible hours

Levels covered : Beginner

NCCP Certified

For bookings, contact the OTTC at 613-238-6688 or

Ottawa Table Tennis Club Coach Steve Lambruschini
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