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Beloved Table Tennis Coach Steve Rowe returns to the North

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We are excited to announce that Arctic Winter Games Coach Steve Rowe will return back to the Northwest Territories. 

Steve will be overseeing the school outreach program, our projects on Hockey & Table Tennis as well as Physical Literacy & Table Tennis. He will be working with our Team NT athletes to start the preparation for the 2023 Arctic Winter Games and the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

“We are super thrilled to have Steve back in the North” says Executive Director Thorsten Gohl. “His energy is creating a wonderful atmosphere for our communities to be active and having fun with playing Table Tennis.”

Steve will also be working on a virtual setting for teaching Table Tennis remotely to schools in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Giving smaller communities the possibility to try out Table Tennis and hopefully find locals to help and support the program. This will be a pilot project that will run from Fort Providence. 

No matter what you call it, Table Tennis or Ping Pong, we hope you join us!!!

Aerobic Table Tennis virtual COACH workshop

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Table Tennis North is excited to host another Aerobic Table Tennis COACH workshop on February 26th, 2022 form 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

“Our first virtual coaching workshop with Canadian National Team Athletes was absolutely amazing,” says Aerobic Table Tennis founder Steve Rowe. “We had such a great time that we want to keep the momentum and continue the success.”

We will offer the course to all Table Tennis coaches, athletes, officials, but also open it up for anyone that would like to learn more about Table Tennis and a fun way to interact with participants. The course will be giving you professional development points for your coaching certification with the National Coach Certification Program by the Coaching Association of Canada.

The workshop will provide learners with the necessary skills to be able to:

  • Plan and deliver basic Aerobic Table Tennis coaching sessions.
  • Timescale for workshop is 5 hours.
  • Welcome and Induction.
  • Introduction to Aerobic Table Tennis.
  • Aerobic Table Tennis Workout Practical.
  • Fun Games.
  • Table Tennis Practical.
  • Basic technical skills. Stroke Technique. Footwork.
  • Introduction to Session Planning.
  • Re-cap and Evaluation.
  • 10 Hours external delivery required.
  • Internal Assessment.

If you like to sign up for the workshop, please reach out to info@tabletennisnorth.ca and we sign you up. We hope to see you on February 26, 2022 at 10am!!!

The Language of Inclusion

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As coaches, mentors and role models to others, the language we use and the questions we ask can make or break the quality experiences of the people in our programs.  This session will explore concepts and tools that will help you to speak through an inclusive lens and help you to create quality experiences and inclusive programs for all who participate.  

Mini session from February 17, 2022. Check it out!!!

MRA 2022 Corporate CHAMPION

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After several weeks of submissions and registrations coming in, countless ball bounce counting, we are excited to announce the 2022 Virtual Freestyle Ping Pong Corporate CHAMPION, the Mackenzie Recreation Association.

Virtual FPPCC in the News

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The 2022 Virtual Freestyle Ping Pong Challenge starts today!! Show us your table tennis skills, and don’t forget to have FUN!! Register here: https://tabletennisnorth.ca/vfppc/ #VFPPC

Table Tennis North hosts inaugural Virtual Freestyle Ping Pong Corporate Challenge

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Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, January 17, 2022 – Table Tennis North (TTN) is excited to launch its inaugural 2022 Virtual Freestyle Ping Pong Corporate Challenge, which will take place from January 21 to 31, 2022. This event aims to encourage new and continued participation in the sport of Table Tennis in the Northwest Territories through a safe avenue during these unprecedented times. Registration for the Challenge opens today!

“The Virtual Challenge is designed to be a fun event and bring some friendly competition as teams represent their organizations, and compete to win the TTN Corporate Challenge Trophy and bragging rights,” said Thorsten Gohl, Executive Director for Table Tennis North. “Now, more than ever, sport participation is essential to help us stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit.”

The event comprises of four challenges: 1) Ping-Pong Flip; 2) Balance Jump; 3) Wall hit; and 4) Hand switch. Participants will record themselves completing any of the four challenges within 30 seconds and submit a video to Table Tennis North. Officials will assess the results and calculate scores.

The winners will get their team name added to the TTN Corporate Challenge trophy and receive a plaque, as well as a free youth table for their facilities. There will also be individual prize packs for one male and one female with the highest individual scores.

The Virtual Challenge is open to all businesses and organizations located in the Northwest Territories with no age restrictions. A maximum of four participants are able to be a part of each team to represent a business or organization. Anyone working within the organizations is eligible to join. For the Challenge guidelines and additional information, please visit: https://tabletennisnorth.ca/vfppc/

Table Tennis North is a not-for profit organization that supports, promotes and develops an active, healthy and fun environment with the sport of Table Tennis in the Northwest Territories.


For more information, please contact:

Thorsten Gohl

Executive Director
Table Tennis North

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Aerobic Table Tennis coaching session

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Table Tennis North & Aerobic Table Tennis came together on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 to educate female coaches in the Territories and Canadian National Team Athletes to learn more about Aerobic Table Tennis.

“The hope now is to have the program delivered virtually to schools and communities in the North. Inspiring the communities to be active and having fun” says Executive Director Thorsten Gohl.

Starting Aerobic Table Tennis 10 years ago, Steve Rowe was excited about it. “Who would have thought it would be possible to hold a virtual Aerobic Table Tennis Workshop? In partnership with Table Tennis North, we held the first ever virtual Aerobic TT workshop. It was an amazing thing to be part of and I can’t thank the girls enough. It was a huge success. Big thanks to Thorsten Gohl and Table Tennis North for making it possible.”

Table Tennis North will have more workshops in the near future and work in partnership with other organizations in the near future to help and support coaches Canada wide. “It is about coming together, and providing everyone with more knowledge. You don’t need to just do Aerobic Table Tennis, but take some of the elements for your tool box, and we are happy with that,” continues Thorsten.

A huge thank you to Table Tennis Canada’s Gender Equity Committee to help and support our programming in the North. Reaching out to all the three Territories and even including National Team Athletes.

We will partner with other organizations to provide a full on High Performance Aerobic Table Tennis program virtually. Bringing our Provinces & Territories closer together.

Merry Christmas

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From everyone at Table Tennis North, from our bubble to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! Stay safe and take care.

Thorsten Gohl appointed to the ITTF Media Committee

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At the World Table Tennis Championships and the AGM for the International Table Tennis Federation, Thorsten Gohl was appointed to the Media Committee. The Committee Chair will be reaching out to all the members of the committee in the near future to set a pathway for the future on what will be the role for the committee. Thorsten has been elected to this position for the next 4 years. 

2023 Canada Winter Games Aboriginal Apprentice Program

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The Aboriginal Sports Circle (ASC), Canada Games Council (CGC), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sports Bodies (PTASB) and the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCR’s) strongly believe that coaching apprenticeship programs are an essential part of the development of a coach.

The link to the forms:

English – https://forms.office.com/r/SM2Gwtkn79

French – https://forms.office.com/r/3ZhuPGbqqb

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