Coaching

All coaching products include entry to Pong Club so no need to pay separate playing fee on your coaching days!

Note: Coach Rocky is leaving Austin in August. Please see below for more information.

About Coach Wang

Rocky Wang is currently an artist and table tennis coach. Most recently, he left a position doing events for SPiN NYC where he also coached. He encountered Pong Club while traveling around the country as a player/coach and collaborating on a ping pong documentary with his friend Mark.

 

Early Life

He started playing Table Tennis at the age of ten and by age thirteen he was chosen to live and train at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado. This is where he met his longtime coach Cheng Ying Hua (National Champion and Olympian).

 

Rocky won numerous gold medals and national titles as a junior. When he was sixteen he defeated the current five-time national champion Sean O'neill.

 

Rocky has trained with the Chinese National team, Beijing team, and German National junior team. He represented the US in the first Youth World Championships in Tokyo. Rocky then went on to play for his University of Maryland team and won two National titles for them.

 

Back In Action

After taking a 12-year break from the sport to pursue art and other interests, Rocky could not resist playing a small tournament while living in Alabama. He went on to win the Dixie Open in 2007 and got hooked playing again.

 

This was also the time when he realized his passion for teaching others and began coaching at his former coach Cheng's club, the MDTTC and also the JOOLA club in Rockville, MD. After this, Rocky then went to New York to coach and host coporate events and private parties at SPiN. After some years there he started traveling around the country playing and coaching while his friend Mark films an eposodic documentary about the culture of ping pong.

 

Coming to Austin

In the course of his travels, Rocky saw a lot of table tennis clubs and met a lot of people. When he came to visit Pong Club he saw an opportunity to help build something and take on a new challenge. Be sure to say hello to Rocky and see the kind of difference a real coach can make in your game!

Leaving Austin and New Adventures

Rocky very much enjoyed his time in Austin but he had a lot of travels coming up in August and has decided it to be the right time to move on. He will be returning to New York and may come back to Austin in the future!

All clients holding coaching unspent packages will be contacted individually to decide how to allocate the remaining funds.

Group Coaching - Online Registration Available
Have fun and work up a sweat with your fellow players. Coaching opens up a world of possibilities whether you're looking to become the king of the table or just find new ways to enjoy the sport.
 
Youth Lessons: Saturdays 1:00pm-2:30pm
This fun-filled and informative series is targeted for youth aged 7-16. It includes fun group activities and also specific training depending on individual skill levels. 
Cost: $20 per class or Discounted Special Subscription Package including a free paddle for new students!
Teen Lessons: Thursdays 7:00pm-8:00pm
This excellent series is targeted for older youth aged 7-16. It includes fun group activities and also specific training depending on individual skill levels. 
Cost: $20 per class or Discounted Special Subscription Package including a free paddle for new students!
Private Coaching - Online Registration Available
Coach Wang is happy to offer custom tailored private lessons in 30-minute increments for clients that want a more personal touch or are looking to get better at a specific skill more quickly. Friends and family can even learn together at special rates! 
 
Schedule: Wednesdays 7:00pm-10:00pm, Thursdays 6:30pm-10:00pm, Saturdays 2:30-5:00pm
 
Cost:  $35 per half-hour or $30 within Special Subscription Package
for single student. 
Additional Students are welcome to share time but add-on students must pay club entry. (Student who paid for the session has club entry included)
 
Off-Site Coaching - By Appointment Only!
Do you have a table at your office, school, or home? Contact Coach Wang at coaching@pongclubatx.com to discuss setting up a custom training session at your location! If needed, Pong Club can provide temporary tables for an event.
 
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