Elite Training Program

We have one of the finest team of professional coaches on the continent, furthermore lessons are conducted in the best purpose build table tennis facility in the Americas with spacious conditions, superb lighting, sport flooring, quality Butterfly tables and balls, a kitchen, game room & workout room.

Triangle Badminton and Table Tennis offers players a wide range of expert coaches with experience in training table tennis skills, techniques, and match strategies. Triangle’s coaching team provides private and group lessons, as well as camps and clinics. Our coaches are friendly and accessible, and they pride themselves on helping players of all ages and all levels, from beginner to advanced, to have fun while they improve their game. In addition to the coaches listed below, we often host visiting coaches.

Private lesson schedules vary by coach. Schedules for group lessons, camps, and clinics can be found online or by calling reception. Contact our Manager on duty to arrange an opportunity to learn from a member of our coaching team.

Below schedule and pricing takes effect on February 1st, 2022.

GREEN BLUE Purple RED

WEDNESDAY

-Coach Sean

  • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

MONDAY

  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM

TUESDAY

  • 6:00PM - 7:30PM

MONDAY

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM

THURSDAY

-Coach Estefania

  • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

WEDNESDAY

-Coach Sean

  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM

WEDNESDAY

-Coach Di Yu

  • 6:00PM - 7:30PM

TUESDAY

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM

FRIDAY

-Coach Gregg

  • 5:30PM - 6:30PM

SATURDAY

-Coach Di Yu

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM

-Coach Gregg

  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

SATURDAY

-Coach Di Yu

  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM

SATURDAY

-Coach Rachid

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

THURSDAY

-Coach Di Yu

  • 6:00PM - 8:00PM

SUNDAY

-Coach Sean

  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM

-Coach Di Yu

  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM

SUNDAY

-Coach Gregg

  • 4:00PM - 5:30PM

SUNDAY

-Coach Rachid

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

SATURDAY

  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Packages

Below packages are a 6-month contract agreement. A penalty of $120 Green/$180 Blue & Purple/$300 Red will occur if the contract is breached. 24-hour notice is required in order to reschedule a class. Unused classes will not carry over into a subsequent month. Two students must be prepaid/preregistered 24-hours in advance otherwise the class will be cancelled. There will be no exceptions to the specified terms above. Please contact our staff at 919-388-0272 or email: ajcarney@trianglebtt.com to enroll in this program!

GREEN PACKAGE

60 Minute Class / Student Cap = 6

TRAINING/MONTH ORIGINAL MONTHLY PRICE MONTHLY PACKAGE PRICE SAVINGSMONTHLY/ANNUAL
8 classes $160 $120 $40/$480 (25%)
12 classes $240 $156 $84/$1008 (35%)
16 classes $320 $176 $144/$1728 (45%)
BLUE & PURPLE PACKAGE

90 Minute Class / Student Cap = 8

TRAINING/MONTH ORIGINAL MONTHLY PRICE MONTHLY PACKAGE PRICE SAVINGSMONTHLY/ANNUAL
8 classes $240 $180 $60/$720 (25%)
12 classes $360 $234 $126/$1512 (35%)
16 classes $480 $264 $216/$2592 (45%)
RED PACKAGE

120 Minute Class / Student Cap = 8

TRAINING/MONTH ORIGINAL MONTHLY PRICE MONTHLY PACKAGE PRICE SAVINGSMONTHLY/ANNUAL
8 classes $320 $224 $96/$1152 (30%)
12 classes $480 $288 $192/$2304 (40%)
16 classes $640 $320 $320/$3840 (50%)
Yu Di, Head Coach

Yu Di began his table tennis career in China, where he earned a position on the Liaoning Province Team , In his sports career, he has defeated many top 30 table tennis players in the world ,He has 10 years of coaching experience ,Yu Di has successfully coached Olympian nationally ranked Junior and Cadet level athletes. 

  • 2022 US National TT Championships North Carolina State Qualifier Open Singles : gold medal
  • 2022 Butterfly Cary Cup Thursday Open : gold medal
  • 2021 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships Men’s doubles : bronze medal
  • 2019 USATT North Carolina State Men’s gold medal
  • 2017 Triangle “Upside Down” Open Tournament – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2016 Triangle January 2 person Teams – Open Teams gold medal
  • 2016 Triangle February Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2016 Southeastern Open – Open Singles Finalist
  • 2015 Triangle April Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2015 Triangle May Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2015 Triangle September Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2015 Triangle November Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2014 Butterfly Atlanta Winter Open – Open Singles Finalist
  • 2013 Butterfly Atlanta Fall Open – Open Singles gold medal
  • 2012 Chinese national team training camp
  • 2010 China Liaoning Province Sports Meeting – Men’s Doubles Finalist
  • 2010 Team Champion at China National KaiTuo Cup Championship
  • 2010 3rd place in Open Singles at China National KaiTuo Cup Championship
  • 2007-2008 China Liaoning Province Cadet Table Tennis Championships – Team Silver Medalist & Men’s Singles Bronze Medalist • Former Chinese Liaoning Province Team Member

Coaching Achievements:

  • Coached Jiangshan Guo / Amy Wang : 2022 WTT Feeder Westchester Women's Doubles : silver medal
  • Coached Lily Zhang (3X Olympian 5X National champion ) In 2022 WTT Feeder Westchester Women's Singles : silver medal
  • Coached Jiangshan Guo : in 2021 U.S. Open Table Tennis Championships Women’s singles bronze medal women's doubles silver medal
  • Coached Rachel Wang: 2021 U S National U-15 Team Member
  • Coached Isabella Xu: 2021 U S National U-17 Team Member
  • Coached Anav Gupta: 2022 USATT U-15 # 4
  • Coached Changbo Lu : 2022 USATT U-15 # 5
  • Coached Yijun Feng : the US National Champion/ 2X Olympic athlete
  • Coached Zelin Ye : 2018 U-10 Boys #5 U-12 #5 Canada Ranking : 2018 # 1 in A11 and A12
  • Coached Ethan Ruan : 2021 U S National U-17 Team Member
  • Coached Daniel NG : 2016, 2017 ,2018 USA Youth National Team Member
  • Coached Emilie Lin : 2016 US Junior Girl National Team Member
  • Coached Jeremy Hazin : 2021 Canada Olympic Team Member ( Tokyo Olympic Game) 2018 Canada Men’s Team Member 2017 Canada National Table Tennis Championships -Men’s Single Champion
Rachid El BouBou, Senior Elite Coach, International Player

Rachid grew up in Lebanon, where he competed at the highest level. He trained with the Lebanon Youth National Team and traveled with them to championships throughout Europe and the Middle East. Rachid has played in multiple World Table Tennis Championships representing his country. He is the current reigning Lebanon Table Tennis Champion and has won this title 12 times, including 2017 and 2018. In addition to playing table tennis, Rachid has been coaching for more than 8 years, including at 2 universities, the Lebanon Youth National Team, and as an assistant coach in his local club. Rachid also has nine years of experience working as a bank employee at Bank Med in Lebanon. Rachid loves the sport of Table Tennis and is excited to be able to coach at Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis.

AJ Carney, Coach and Table Tennis Manager
  • Playing Experience - 28 years
  • Coaching Experience - 12 years
  • Self-Taught
  • Specialty - Long Pips Training / Tactical & Mental Training
  • Coaching Certification - ITTF Level 1/USATT State Level
  • Highest Rating - 2444
  • Current Rating - 2433
  • Highest Hardbat Ranking - #2 in U.S.
  • Current Hardbat Ranking - #3 in U.S.
  • 1997-2001 Junior Olympian - 2 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze
  • 2016 US National - Sandpaper Champion
  • 2016 US National - Hardbat Champion
  • 2016 US Open - Liha Sandpaper Finalist
  • 2016 US Open - Hardbat Champion
  • 2016 US Open - Open Sandpaper Champion
  • 2017 US Open - Hardbat Doubles Champion
  • 2017 US Open - Hardbat Champion
  • 2017 US Open - Over 30 Men's Singles Finalist
  • 2017 US Open - Open Sandpaper Champion
  • 2017 US Open - Liha Sandpaper Champion
  • 2018 US National - Hardbat Champion
  • 2018 US National - Over 30 Men's Singles Champion
  • 2018 US National - Open Sandpaper Finalist
  • 2021 US National - Hardbat Champion
  • 2021 US National - Open Sandpaper Champion
  • 2021 Classic Hardbat World Championship - Finalist
In 2007, Jiangshan Guo entered the table tennis team of Liaoning Province
  • 2011 the 3rd place in the national youth table tennis seedling training camp Selected for the Chinese National Team training camp
  • 2012  Selected for the Chinese National Team training camp
  • 2014, she was officially selected for the Chinese women's table tennis national team Retired due to injury
  • 2015 The training opponents are Xiaoxia Li, Ding Ning, Manyu Wang, Yingsha Sun, and many other world champions

Achievements:

  • Highest Ranking top 3 of the U.S. Women
  • 2022 WTT Feeder Westchester Women's Doubles : silver medal
  • 2021 U.S. Open Women's Singles bronze medal , Women's Doubles silver medal
  • 2018 North America Joola team Top Women's Team Award
  • 2017 US Open Junior U-18 singles Champion .U-21 singles 3rd place
  • 2017 Butterfly Cary Cup Top Women's Team Award
  • 2012 National Junior Table Tennis Championships Semifinal
  • 2011, the 11th China Middle School Students Games.  Woman Doubles Champion  Woman singles 3rd place
  • 2011 Chinese National Youth Table Tennis Kai tuo  Cup" singles first place
  • 2010, the 11th Liaoning Provincial Games won the first place in women's singles and doubles
  • 2009 National Table Tennis Competition "Pioneer Cup" singles silver medal
  • 2008 Liaoning Provincial Table Tennis Championship Team First Place
  • 2008 National Table Tennis Competition "Seedling Cup" first place
  • 2007, the first place in the singles of the Liaoning Junior Table Tennis Championships
  • 2007, the first place in the singles of the Liaoning Province Youth Table Tennis Competition
Estefania Ramirios is originally from El Salvador, lived in Puerto Rico for 10 years, and made the move to the states in late 2019. She started playing table tennis when she was 10 years old, has been playing for 21 years, played for Liga Universitaria de Puerto Rico from 2010-2014 (3x MVP), and coached several years in Puerto Rico. Estefania reached a USATT rating of 2200+, enjoys the sport of table tennis very much, and is looking forward to teaching others.
Greg Robertshaw, Coach

Gregg is a USATT Certified State Coach and an ITTF Certified Level 1/PTT Coach, as well as a USATT Certified Club Umpire. He has been one of the top athletes in the State since 1993, after previously competing in Poughkeepsie, NY. His experience in Table Tennis stretches over four decades, starting at age 5 when his dad introduced him to the game, and continuing throughout his school years. Gregg won multiple tournaments, both as a junior and adult player in the north east.

Highest USATT Rating – 2232
Current USATT Rating – 2044
Highest Hardbat Rating – 1642
Current Hardbat Rating – 1642

  • To date, played 110 USATT tournaments:
  • In 2019, Finalists in Triangle Winter Two-Person Teams Tournament
  • In 2018, Round 8th’s in the World’s Veterans tournament
  • North Carolina Senior Games Singles Competition (Gold Medalist 2015 – 2018)
  • North Carolina Senior Games Men’s Doubles Competition (Gold Medalist 2016 – 2018)
  • Wake County Senior Games Men’s Singles Competition (Gold Medalist 2015 – 2018)
  • Wake County Senior Games Men’s Doubles Competition (Gold Medalist 2015 – 2018)
  • In 2014, he was ranked #16 out of the top 20 players in the country and had the most wins of all competitors over 50
  • In 2010, he was ranked #15 in the country over age 50, and #1 in North Carolina for active USATT members
  • In 2014, he was ranked #16 out of the top 20 players in the country and had the most wins of all competitors over 50
  • In 2002 Cary Cup Open singles champion

Gregg has been coaching since 2004.

  • In 2010, he was #15 in the country over age 50
  • In 2014, he was #16 out of the top 20 players in the country with the most wins
Sean Liu, Coach

Sean lives in the Triangle area for 20+ years. He is a very popular and strong local player. In addition, he speaks both English and Chinese, and has many years of teaching/coaching experience.

  • Certified as an ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coach (State Level Coach)
  • USATT Rating: 2128
  • 8 years of university teaching experience
  • 40+ years of table tennis experience
  • 2019 NC State Finals/Table Tennis (Won 1 gold medal and 2 silver medals in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles)
  • 2018 NC State Finals/Table Tennis (Won 2 gold medals in Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles)
  • Wake County 2019 Senior Games/Table Tennis (Won 3 gold medals in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles)
  • Wake County 2018 Senior Games/Table Tennis (Won 3 gold medals in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles)
  • Won multiple tournaments as a junior and adult player
  • Speaks English and Chinese​
Dr. Mike Babuin, United States Regional Coach

Mike is a USATT Certified Regional Coach, and, as a currently certified as an ITTF Level 1/PTT Coach. He currently is also certified as a USATT certified Regional Umpire. Additional qualifications and related table tennis experience for Dr. Mike are found under the Advisory Board description on our website. As an athlete, Mike has won several National and State championship level accolades including:

  • U1700 Sandpaper Racket singles competition (Champion – US Nationals);
  • U1800 Hardbat Racket singles competition (Champion- US Nationals);
  • U1700 Sandpaper Racket singles competition (Champion) – US Open 2014;
  • North Carolina Senior Games Singles Competition (2x Silver Medalist) (2x Bronze Medalist 2018)
  • North Carolina Senior Games Men’s Doubles Competition (4x Gold Medalist)
  • North Carolina Senior Games Mixed Doubles Competition (3x Gold Medalist)
  • Wake County Senior Games Men’s Singles Competition (Gold Medalist 2017); 4x Silver Medalist 2014 – 2016; 2018);
  • Wake County Senior Games Men’s Doubles Competition (5x Gold Medalist 2014 – 2017);
  • Wake County Senior Games Mixed Doubles Competition (5x Gold Medalist 2014 – 2017). ​
  • USATT North Carolina State Over 60’s and Hardbat medalist (2019)
Brian Pace

Brian Pace is a native of North Carolina, growing up in famed Butterfly Table Tennis Program in Wilson. After just 2 years, Brian was selected to move to Colorado Springs to live and train at the resident program at the Olympic Training Center. Brian accumulated Junior and National Titles before finishing high school. He moved back to the Southern region to continue table tennis by attending Augusta College in Georgia. After 4 years and multiple collegiate titles in Team, Mixed Doubles, and Singles, Brian branched into coaching. He had success with creating his first National Champion at 24 years old. He took a year off to train abroad, and created another National Champion as soon as he returned to coaching. He then spent the next 4 years training and competing in Europe in the Romanian League. He reached a rating of 2612, which makes him the highest rated player that was raised in the South. He has over 65 Tournament wins, as well as 14 National Championship titles. Since retirement, he has been a full-time coach with his focus on grassroots table tennis with the goal of increasing overall participation in table tennis at all levels. Brian is a USATT National Level Coach, and has had over 17 Elite level coaches during his career that range from National Champion to Olympic Medalists, and he brings a wealth of knowledge of Table Tennis.