NCTTA Partners with Butterfly to Sponsor Coaching Certification
By Andy Kanengiser
NCTTA Media Chair
A new partnership will strengthen the NCTTA’s coaching certification program.
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Announced in early June, leaders with Bowmar Sports, the North and Latin American distributor for Butterfly, signed the agreement with NCTTA officials.
“This is really a win-win for both sides,’’ says NCTTA President Willy Leparulo. “We strongly believe in the merits of our coaching certification program each summer,’’ Leparulo said. “This new partnership will strengthen a valuable initiative to make our college coaches even better. The timing couldn’t be better as we get ready to start our next table tennis season in September.’’
The NCTTA leadership team of volunteers oversees more than 150 college table tennis teams in the USA and Canada.
The president of Bowmar Sports, Bowie Martin Jr., lauds the new agreement and salutes the NCTTA’s coaching certification program. It upgrades the leadership skills and team management of coaches at schools in North America.
“The NCTTA has done tremendous work with grassroots table tennis development in North America through colleges,’’ Martin said. “We believe the education of college coaches through the NCTTA Coaching Certification Program is important for further growth and enjoyment of table tennis in North America.’’
Butterfly produces high performance table tennis equipment of high quality to satisfy the needs of players across the globe. The company was founded nearly 70 years ago. Over the years, Butterfly officials have promoted table tennis clubs, coaches, players, and fans of the fast-paced Olympic sport.