Welcome to Advantage.
Nurturing the next Olympic
and Paralympic table
tennis champions.
Advantage Table Tennis Academy seeks to make
table tennis accessible to everyone - whatever their
age, race, gender, ethnic origin, social status, sexual
orientation, ability or disability.
+ Location Advantage Table Tennis Academy is based in the Para TT Team GB training hall at the Sheffield branch of the English Institute of Sport (S9 5DA). We have chosen this venue as it offers amazing facilities for table tennis in an excellent location.
+ Coaches Club members will be coached by Matthew Kenny, who is a former National Junior Champion and represented the England men's team. Matthew now coaches for the Great Britain Paralympic Table Tennis squad and has coached the squad at three Paralympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
+ About The ambitions of Advantage Table Tennis Academy are to attract current and new table tennis enthusiasts, to deliver top-quality coaching, and to develop future champions. In addition, the club aims to attract more and more disabled people to the sport of table tennis and to give them an opportunity to have quality coaching - both at the beginner level, and for players who have been playing for some time.
Able-bodied

Thursdays 6-8pm

£5/Per Hour
£3.50 per hour for students



Disabled

Thursdays 6-8pm

£3.50only
1 hour free



Matthew Kenny Head Coach

Matthew Kenny is a former National Junior Champion and represented the England men's team. Matthew now coaches for the Great Britain Paralympic Table Tennis squad and has coached the squad at three Paralympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Hobbies

Keeping fit
Gym
Nandos
Bouldering/rock climbing

Favourite table tennis shot

Forehand topspin off the bounce/hitting a clean backhand winner
Jaime Morgan Hitchcock Club Manager

Jaime was a volunteer ‘Games Maker’ for table tennis at the Paralympic Games in London. Since then he has continued to volunteer at various international para table tennis tournaments, European Championships, and World Championships. He is also a board member of British Paralympic Table Tennis.

Hobbies

Badminton
Basketball
Eating sushi

Favourite table tennis shot

Kenta Matsudaira's tomahawk serve

Tim Denby Assistant Coach

Tim is a student at the University of Sheffield and plays in Division One of the Sheffield Table Tennis League. Tim has been coaching the youngsters at Abbeydale Table Tennis Club for some time and is doing a great job working with our beginners at Advantage.

Hobbies

Strength and conditioning
Modifying cars

Favourite table tennis shot

Backhand opening up against backspin
+ Gorazd Vecko Advantage Board Member

GB Para Table Tennis Team Performance Director
+ Dave Cochrane Advantage Board Member

International umpire, International Para Competition Manager, and Chair of Competitions at British Para Table Tennis
+ Howard Brialey Advantage Board Member

Commonwealth, European, and Paralympic Table Tennis Field of Play Marshall