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
Packages purchased online or in person and non-refundable.
Elite Training Program
$115/week (save $960 total)
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Replace rubbers ***
Team T-shirt (Butterfly)
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Yu Di, Head Coach
Yu Di began his table tennis career in China, where he earned a position on the Liaoning Province Team. In addition to reaching a USATT rating of 2562, he has a wealth of competition experience in both China and the United States, including:
Yu Di has successfully coached nationally ranked Cadet and Junior level athletes including:
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 Table Tennis.
AJ Carney, Coach and Table Tennis Manager
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
Gregg has been coaching since 2004, and currently coaches both private and group lessons at Triangle Table Tennis.
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.
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:
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.
Louis Levene, USATT Certified Coach, Elite Player
After regaining interest in the sport in January 2015, Louis went from a standard of 900 to a USATT rating of 1847 in 10 months and is still steadily improving, now being the number 1 men’s player U21 in the state, and one of the top players in the region. Louis can teach the solid starting fundamentals of table tennis to new and beginner players and can work with players of all ages and levels to improve specific skills.
Michael Levene, United State Regional Coach
Michael is an USATT Regional Coach. He has Bachelors’ degrees in Econometrics and Social Statistics, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Michael founded Smash Table Tennis where he coached from 2015 to 2018. He also coached at the Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association from 2007-2008. One of only 35 United States Table Tennis Association Regional Coaches Track record in developing students. Have taken beginners to an elite level in less than 2 years.