Colin Wilson is probably the perfect guest for an episode of The Expert Table Tennis Podcast. As a player, he represented England for many years and is a double Commonwealth medallist. As a coach, he has worked with the English national team at all levels and trained some of the top players in the country.
On top of all that Colin also works with top business people and coaches to help them to continually improve their performance in a variety of fields. And… he has just opened Corby Smash Table Tennis Club – a full-time table tennis club with big plans for the future.
Colin Wilson Interview
I spoke to Colin for about 40 minutes a few weeks ago. He was already at Corby Smash TTC getting ready for a day of coaching the wide variety of players who were attending their summer training camp. During our conversation Colin shared a number of useful tips for players and coaches of all levels.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How Corby Smash TTC came into existence, and why [1:15]
- Who is Colin Wilson [7:45]
- What are the underlying qualities of success in any field [14:15]
- How much (and how often) should you practice table tennis [21:00]
- Matches vs Training – Advice for beginners [27:00]
- How to play relaxed table tennis [29:45]
- More information about Corby Smash TTC [36:00]
Links from this episode:
- Corby Smash TTC (Twitter)
- Corby Smash TTC (Facebook)
- Marginal Gains with Sir Dave Brailsford (YouTube)
- Kaizen (Wikipedia)
- Carol Dweck – Mindset
- Aikido – Martial Art (Wikipedia)
Thanks for listening!
I really enjoyed speaking to Colin Wilson and I hope you enjoyed listening to the episode as well.
If you are able to, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Colin and the team at Corby Smash TTC. I am sure that they are going to quickly turn that club into one of the best in the UK and help many table tennis players in improve their performance and fulfil their potential.
The club’s emphasis on forensic practice and cascade coaching sounds particularly interesting. I’m sure that if you are a table tennis coach yourself, you’ve picked up a few interesting ideas from Colin that you can think about implementing in your own table tennis club.
What was your favourite tip from the episode? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought.
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I’ll be back in a month with Episode #39 – to be released 1st October 2016. My guest is still to be confirmed, so if you have any suggestions please leave a comment and let me know.