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ITTF Mentorship Opens for 2024 Cohort

Deadline: 12th June 2024 (Wednesday) @ 4.00 pm


Dear all,


The ITTF Mentorship is an integral component of the ITTF Development Plan, offering mentees the opportunity to learn from experienced and highly profiled experts in their respective fields. This initiative, lasting up to four months, includes regular online sessions, monthly assignments, and interactive sessions between mentors and mentees. This year, the focus will be on two key areas: coaching and match officiating.


In coaching, the 2024 edition of the ITTF Mentorship will target able-bodied and Para Table Tennis Coaches and top athletes transitioning into coaching. In the match officiating area, the initiative will provide training for Young Umpires and prospective Evaluators.


Opportunities for Top-Assessed Candidates 


The top assessed candidates will have the exceptional opportunity to enhance their experience on-site. Selected coaches may be invited to attend the ITTF Youth Summit connected to the 2024 ITTF World Youth Championships. The top-assessed Young Umpires will have a chance to attend one international event in 2025, and the top-assessed Evaluator trainees may be invited to attend the ITTF Train the Trainers Workshop in November 2024.


In 2023, 24 mentees from 20 MAs and four continents participated in the ITTF Mentorship. Thirteen mentees, including umpires and referees, were mentored in the match officials area, while eleven were mentored in the coaching area for able-bodied and Para Table Tennis.


Three match officials from different cohorts of the ITTF Mentorship will be officiating in Paris at the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year. 2021 Referee Mentee Yoanna Ramirez from Colombia, mentored by WTT Para events and Match Officials Manager Tina Crotta, will serve as the Deputy Referee. She will be joined by Mohamed El-Rawdy (EGY) and Akram Ben Attia (TUN), selected as umpires for Paris 2024.


The mentoring relationship between the mentee and mentor helps mentees advance their professions and expand their knowledge.


Application Process for 2024:


In 2024, coaches and match officials will be selected via an online application process in accordance with the respective 2024 Continent Development Programs. Each Member Association is entitled to apply with a maximum of 2 candidates (1 female and 1 male) in the able-bodied coaching area, 2 candidates (1 female and 1 male) in the Para coaching area, 2 candidates (1 male and 1 female) in the Young Umpires area and 1 candidate (female or male) in the Evaluators Trainee area.


If you are interested, please complete the attached form and email to TTAM (ttammalaysia@gmail.com), copy to State TTA (State endorsement required), Mr. Lee Su Hau (a_lee438@yahoo.com) and Ms. Corrine Wong (corrinewcc@gmail.com).


The closing date for application is 12 June 2024 @ 4.00 pm.


After the application deadline, TTAM will email the participants who have been successfully selected by TTAM TURC with a recommendation letter and a registration link.


Candidates are required to upload a CV and motivational/cover letter. The letter should address the following questions: Why do you want to join the mentorship program? What do you want to achieve from this mentorship program? In which area do you seek the most improvement?




TTAM Application form -ITTF Mentorship Opens for 2024 Cohort
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