Woodfield Table Tennis Club provides excellent coaching for all levels and abilities


Head Coach:  Christopher Tarr 

Chris Tarr is the Woodfield Head Coach, providing the overall coaching programme for the club.

Chris is a Level 3 Coach with 15 years experience working with juniors of all levels from the beginner to advanced. Chris has a track record of developing numerous players of Regional standard and above. Chris has also coached in primary & secondary schools for 12 years.

Beginners & Improvers Coaches

Woodfield supports all levels of table tennis and is particularly interested to encourage young new players into the sport. We have several coaches who have a lot of experience in encouraging and supporting young and beginner players.

Harry Hodnet is a level 3 coach who has many years of working with the beginners and improvers. Harry has worked with children in Primary and Secondary Schools for many years. Harry leads the beginners sessions on a Wednesday evening.

Richard Facey is a level 1 assistant coach and supports the Beginners & Improvers programme. Richard also supports our very successful special Olympians session on a Tuesday.

Intermediate & Advanced Coaches

At Woodfield it is also possible to get advanced coaching for players wishing to take their technique to a higher level. We are able to help our young players improve their national ranking and effectively compete at tournaments up to national level.


Joe Hurdley can coach all abilities. He is a UKCC Level 1 Coach and 3 times Shropshire Men’s Singles Champion and Shropshire Junior Coach for several years. Joe has experience working with juniors of all levels to regional level.

Des Douglas provides a unique and high level expertise for our more advanced junior players. Des's coaching expertise is built from his own significant achievements in the sport, which includes reaching number 7 in the World Rankings and then the numerous national titles.  Des's input with the Woodfield juniors has helped many of the club players achieve excellent results at national tournaments.

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