Applications are now open to be part of the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) Programme aimed at players aged 16 to 18 years old who wish to pursue the performance level of our sport while they continue their full-time further education.
Part of Table Tennis England’s performance pathway, DiSE is a two-year programme combining training camps supported by national coaches with education around multiple elements of performance sport, in which players will need to show how they are applying this learning to their daily training programmes.
The current cohort of players have enjoyed a training camp alongside the England Junior Squad as well as presentations from specialist tutors in areas such as nutrition and career planning. Players who successfully complete the programme will gain the Diploma in Sporting Excellence qualification, which has the value of 64 UCAS points.
DiSE Programme Lead, Chris Turner said: “This programme is ideal for players looking to gain a real insight into what being a performance table tennis player looks like alongside their academic studies. The skills they will learn will really help prepare players for their onward journey in the sport.”