Table Tennis Academy
Grantham College launched the Table Tennis Academy in September 2002. This initiative, the first in the UK, allows both local and national players to take advantage of a variety of specialist training facilities at the College to improve their national ranking.
Grantham College is ideally equipped to provide the very best in table tennis coaching. The College benefits from a large sports hall in which the table tennis coaching takes place. In addition, there is also a competition standard Table Tennis Centre in Grantham.
The Academy offers the following key benefits:
- A wide choice of full-time courses, all leading to nationally recognised qualifications
- Access to the outstanding training facilities at the College
- Access to top level table tennis training
- International standard coaching
- Opportunity to gain an ETTA Coaching qualification
- On-site residential accommodation.
If you apply to the Table Tennis Academy you must be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of your programme and normally be already playing at junior county standard. Selection will, however, be based on individual assessment and academic ability.
If you successfully complete the Academy programme you can expect to advance your play significantly. Depending on your chosen course of academic/vocational study, if you are on an Intermediate programme you can progress to Advanced Level, whilst if you are an Advanced Level student you will be able to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching offered at Grantham College. If you are successful on this programme you can transfer to final year degree study at the University of Bedfordshire, subject to satisfying the necessary levels of attainment.