Head Coach - Jon Kaufman
Jon runs the highly successful West London Ping and will now be bringing his expertise to our brand new junior community club. He brings a fantastic combination of infectious enthusiasm for Table Tennis and the coaching skill to communicate with young people. As well as being an English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) Level 2 coach, Jon is also an ex teacher so he brings all that experience to his bear when delivering his Table Tennis sessions. His approach has generated real success in West London with success at national level for a number of his school teams including Barnes Primary School.
Additional Coaching - Michele Colt
Jon will be assisted throughout each term by Michele who currently runs the extracurricular Table Tennis Club at Richmond Park Academy. As well as being an ETTA Level 2 coach, Michele was Surrey Champion at all age levels from U/11 to senior and was consistently ranked in the top 20 in England throughout her Table Tennis career. She was British Universities champion and represented Great Britain at the World Student Games. Richmond Park Academy's Girls U/13 teams reached the last 8 of the English Schools National Team Championship in both 2016 and 2017.
Additional non coaching staff
The Richmond Park Academy, Director of Sports Faculty, Tim Clifford is a strong supporter of the Table Tennis activity at Richmond Park Academy and is looking forward to sharing our facilities with students from the wider community. He will be onsite throughout the sessions. A member of the Richmond Park Academy senior team will also be available throughout each session to support where necessary. That includes a Level 2 safeguarding lead. So, all students will be in safe hands.