On the 11th, the China Table Tennis Association held competitions and exchanges for coaches of the National Table Tennis Youth Training Team (hereinafter referred to as the "National Youth Team") and the National Table Tennis Children Training Team (hereinafter referred to as the "National Youth Team") in Weihai, Shandong. Liu Guoliang, chairman of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency that he hopes to continue the competition, select more outstanding talents, and contribute to the cause of table tennis.
On August 20, the Chinese Table Tennis Association announced that it will formally establish the National Youth Team and the National Youth Team at the end of 2020. On September 14, the China Table Tennis Association issued a recruitment notice for the national youth and national youth coaching teams, and openly recruited the head coaches and assistant coaches of the national youth, national youth men’s and women’s teams, and one Chinese youth male and female team’s head coach. There will be one head coach for each of the male and female teams.
According to Liu Guoliang, a total of 206 people signed up this time, and 127 people went to the site to compete for employment. The oldest is 73 years old and the youngest is 21 years old.
"It can be seen that everyone loves table tennis and the foundation of table tennis. This time, it is open to the society in an all-round way to allow more people to participate. This is a very important signal for the reform of the association." said Liu Guoliang, China Table Tennis Director The prosperity depends on the foundation of the masses and the foundation of the grassroots. The registration situation exceeded his expectations. He was very moved and very confident.
"They are all precious treasures of Chinese table tennis. This is the first session. There are tens of thousands of young people participating in the national audition of players. I hope that more athletes and coaches will participate in the second session. This kind of learning exchange is for everyone. It's a big improvement," Liu Guoliang said.
Liu Guoliang said that this competition is completely fair, open, and transparent, and everyone has the opportunity to showcase. The judges are representatives from all walks of life, and they are representative and universal.
"I hope to continue this kind of competition and change some of the previous selections, especially for the grassroots of young people. It is more popular, upright, high-quality, and professional. It is necessary to select such outstanding talents to contribute to the table tennis career. ." Liu Guoliang said. (Finish)