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Table Tennis Canada’s High Performance Consultant visits the Ottawa Table Tennis Club!

The Ottawa Table Tennis Club starts off 2024 with a visit from Dejan Papic, Table Tennis Canada’s High Performance Consultant on Friday January 5th 2024.

 

Mr. Dejan Papic is the former head coach of the Qatar National Team, and Yugoslavian National Team during the years 1980-1990. Later in his career, Mr. Papic fulfilled the role of heading the High Performance Athlete Development Program at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). During his time at the ITTF, he oversaw the progress of top athletes from different countries around the world.

 


OTTC's High Performance athletes with Mr Papic (right), OTTC founder Steve Lambruschini and Priyanka Pareek (left)
OTTC's High Performance athletes with Mr Papic (right), OTTC founder Steve Lambruschini and Priyanka Pareek (left)

Currently, Mr. Papic is in charge of the Para National Team of Canada, he is also a member of the High Performance Development Committee of Table Tennis Canada, and finally he is serving as the President of the Ontario Table Tennis Association.

 

During his annual visit this week, Mr. Papic had the opportunity to closely work with the kids. As a mentor and immediate supervisor of our High Performance Coach Priyanka, he provided detailed feedback of each athlete’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as discussed a possible roadmap to overcome any difficulties that they might face as athletes. Mr. Papic will be closely involved in the program’s development.

 

The kids enjoyed the sample drills and feedback provided by Mr. Papic. They had the chance to learn more from one of the most experienced coaches in the world throughout this week. We thank him for coming down and sharing his expertise with our coach and hope to see him again in the future as our kids progress.

 

For more information about our High Performance program, please email: club@ottc.ca

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