The younger table tennis TOAC table tennis gamers (round 35, from chicks to juniors) are fortunate: 5 days every week, or the equal of twelve hours, they’ll benefit from the 400 sq. meters and ten tables made accessible to them by the membership. Four different slots are reserved for the 70 adults registered in competitors and two others for the fifteen members in leisure.
Coaches devoted to the well-being of licensees
“Everyone has their place with us” smiles Pierre Valenti. President of this part of 120 souls since June 2018, the latter is on the head of a membership which has eleven groups in competitions, regional (5) or departmental (6). “We are present at every level,” he says proudly.
Concerning the person competitions, the Federal Criterium or the homologated tournaments, a number of licensees of the TOAC TT additionally take part often. Four coaches – two State Brevet and two volunteers – are devoted to the well-being of the licensees. All are membership gamers, “a tradition with us”, smiles the president. “Traditionally, we are not a training club, but it is a priority area of development for the years to come,” explains the latter. “It is a sport which requires real qualities of explosiveness and good reflexes”, particulars our interlocutor, himself a table tennis participant “since 1984”. Two traits strengthened by the reform of the counting of factors twenty years in the past which makes the elements “even more nervous with an increased intensity”, explains our specialist.
About ten members
The feminization of the part is the opposite goal of the membership. “It’s a very masculine discipline and I won’t be able to say why,” regrets Pierre Valenti. At the TOAC TT, they’re solely a dozen, “but in all the clubs I have known, especially in the Paris region, it’s the same thing”, he insists. And women, additionally, you will be enjoying on new tables! “We have changed all the big equipment over the last two years,” mentioned Pierre Valenti, who thanked the Airbus CSE in passing for the € 15,000 disbursed.
Supported by the City of Toulouse and on a smaller scale the Departmental and Regional Council, the membership has turned for 3 years to non-public funding with some sponsors and patrons. For their consideration and to make this self-discipline higher recognized, the membership organizes occasions and actions ten instances a 12 months (handicap tournaments, lotos, raffles). “Working on human capital is very important for a small club like ours,” warns the president, who concludes by revealing the venture of a “big tournament approved within 24 to 36 months”. What if it gave the fairer intercourse time to succumb to the appeal of table tennis?