Welcome back to PingSunday, the best place to learn table tennis. It’s time to apply to get the table tennis scholarship in China. Firstly, I will present the training camp last year at China Table Tennis College. And then, I will explain how to apply to get the scholarship this year (Official announcement).
China Table Tennis College (CTTC) is the first professional institution of table tennis in the world which jointly established by Shanghai Municipal Government and Chinese Table Tennis Association and is located in Shanghai with teaching, training, scientific research, and foreign exchange for table tennis players.
Enrollment of 2020 Summer School of CTTC
Every year, we organize the Summer Training Camp for foreign table tennis players. Last year, many players get the scholarship to train in Shanghai by reading on PingSunday, and by following coach EmRatThich.
You will not only learn the table tennis with the best Chinese coaches, but also this is the best occasion for you to learn the Chinese language, calligraphy, discover Chinese food, cultures, and many more.
This year, 2020 Summer School begins from 18th June to 15th July in Shanghai, China. Students will have table tennis training, Chinese language courses, traditional Chinese culture experience and extra-curricular practice like sightseeing tours.
Duration: 28 days. 18th June—15th July 2020, Shanghai, China
Application Deadline: 5th April 2020
The deadline is 5th April 2020. A result email on your application will be sent to you within 2 weeks upon receiving your application. Your place would be canceled if no copy of the visa page reply and no online application.
The College will provide participants table tennis training, living accommodations, meals, related learning materials for free.
International travel and online application costs（RMB 500） of participants should be paid by yourselves.
Participants will stay in double-rooms at overseas students’ apartments on campus. Rooms are newly furnished and have a private bathroom and laundry facilities. Classrooms and table tennis training hall for the program are located on campus so you will be able to walk from your residence to the training hall easily.
How to Apply:
There are 2 stages:
First stage: Submit the following materials by email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Application form (download here 2020 Application Form.pdf)
- Your passport copy (only personal information page)
- Certificate or document that proves your student status(in Chinese or English language)
Please submit before the deadline (05 April 2020).
Second Stage: After the first step and selection, we will email you the online application procedure, you need to finish the online application step and get an invitation by DHL for the visa.
To be qualified, you need:
- ＊Above medium technical level of table tennis, the experience of taking part in large matches or events. Not for beginners.
- ＊20 members, aged between 16-25
- ＊Non-Chinese citizenship
- ＊Physically and mentally healthy
- Contact: Ms. Xu (email@example.com) Tel: +86 21 65507016 Tax:+86 21 65507018.
- Or contact coach EmRatThich.
|2020年上海暑期学校（乒乓球项目） 2020 Shanghai Summer School （SUS）|
|日程表 Schedule —-Table Tennis Program|
|日期 Date||星期 Day||上午 Morning 8:30–11:30||下午 Afternoon 14：30–17:30|
|18/06/2020||四 THU||1、 学生报到 2、办理入住 3、物品领取 4、生活安排|
1. Registration 2. Check-in 3 Collect materials from staff 4.Logistics arrangement
|20/06/2020||六 SAT||自由活动（Free day）|
|21/06/2020||日 SUN||自由活动（Free day）|
|23/06/2020||二 TUE||“学说中国话” Learning Chinese (9:00-11:00)||训练（Training）|
|24/06/2020||三 WED||“学说中国话” Learning Chinese (9:00-11:00)||训练（Training）|
|26/06/2020||五 FRI||开幕典礼+参观武术博物馆 Opening Ceremony +Visiting Chinese Martial Art Museum||训练（Training）|
|27/06/2020||六 SAT||参观考察1：上海市区一日考察 Field Trip：one-day visit to downtown Shanghai|
|28/06/2020||日 SUN||乒乓球比赛体验与观赏：现场观看第29届东亚希望杯乒乓球锦标赛 Watching and Experiencing Table Tennis Match at the scene: The 29th East Asian Hopes Table Tennis Championships|
Lecture: Table Tennis History and Culture
|01/07/2020||三 WED|| 中国文化体验课： 书法课|
Chinese Culture Introduction: Calligraphy
Lecture: Table Tennis Technical and Tactical Analysis（9:00-11:00）
Chinese Culture Introduction: Paper-cut（9:00-11:00）
|04/07/2020||六 SAT||参观考察2：上海郊区游-西塘 Field Trip：Visit to Shanghai Suburb-Xitang|
|05/07/2020||日 SUN||自由活动（Free day）|
Field Trip：ITTF Museum & CTT Museum
|08/07/2020||三 WED||训练（Training）||参观考察4：上海长宁区民俗文化中心 Field Trip：Shanghai Changning District Folk Culture|
|11/07/2020||六 SAT||自由活动 Free day + 晚上看杂技表演 Chinese Acrobatics Show 18:00-21:00|
|12/07/2020||日 SUN||自由活动（Free day）|
|13/07/2020||一 MON||训练（Training）||汇演彩排 Performance Rehearsal|
|14/07/2020||二 TUE||1.毕业典礼 2.欢送午宴 1. Closing ceremony 2. Luncheon|
|15/07/2020||三 WED||启程返回 Departure|
|Note: All courses are subject to change.|
|Students should abide by the laws both in China and China Table Tennis College.|
Here are some testimonials for this training camp. Keean has shared his opinion:
Tfw you appear on the thumbnail with coach 🥴🤦♂️😂 tried to summarize my experience if you’re keen to read below.Seriously though, it has been one of the best parts of my table tennis journey so far has been there twice this year and last. If you’re not sure how legit this is, just go with an open mind. A lot of my friends and even coaches were skeptical about a “Free” training program in China, most never heard of such a thing.But believe me, it was an eye-opening experience, from the intensive training with international friends of the same passion and sparring with the high-level players there, to watching rising stars like Miwa Harimoto and Matsushima Sora competition was definitely unforgettable.I wouldn’t recommend this camp for those looking for 100% training sessions, as it is a well-rounded cultural exchange as well. They organized a few day tours into the city as well as some other interesting attractions. The change of pace once in a while to rest and recover while seeing a metropolitan city to explore its cuisine, sights was definitely more than welcome. Some days in a week would also include lessons for introduction to Mandarin, or the Technical Aspects of Table Tennis (real in-depth math oof).All in all it was a great trip 🤩 Trust me when I say that deep down you wouldn’t want to leave on the last day, having to part and say goodbye with newfound friends 😭 Shoutout to all my international buds from both 2018 & 2019 Summer Camp, and Ms Xu & volunteers, thanks for the mmrs 🤗 ps: Feel free to ask if you’ve any questions and I’ll try to answer if possible !! 🙂