Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available by appointment only.  Lessons can be individual or group.  Lessons typically come in packages of 5 or 10 sessions for 60 minutes .  Table Tennis is a highly complex sport, consistency is needed when training, this is why lessons are typically offered in packages of 5 or more sessions.  I use resistance bands to help train or re-train proper technique, this is the fastest way to build proper muscle memory.  Video footage is also available with lessons, visual aids are always great plus it helps remind what you learned during the lesson. Any questions or interests please contact me.

My name is Alan Gulick (a.k.a. The Ping Pong Guy), I graduated from Sonoma State University in 2009 where I received a B.S. in Kinesiology with emphasis on physical education. I currently hold an International Table Tennis Federation Level 1 and Para Table Tennis Coach’s Certificates; a USA Table Tennis State Level Certified Coach’s Certificate (which allows me to coach players from beginners up to a USATT rating of 1850); a CA Youth Soccer Association National D Coach’s Certificate; and Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certificate. I am currently working at SPiN SF part time as a Pro.  At SPiN I put on exhibition matches, run tournaments, teach and organize fun games for corporate businesses. Currently I have a USATT Master Level Rating.

I coached Olympic Development Soccer and 8 North Bay League Badminton All Empire MVP players. I also have over 13 years’ coaching experience with soccer, badminton, and table tennis, including overseas coaching and world travel play in all three sports. I was the U22 NorCal State Badminton Tournament runner up and have numerous first place finishes at Cal Berkeley, UC Davis and San Jose badminton tournaments. I also worked at a ropes course as a facilitator for 2 years. I gained team building knowledge and ended up creating a sports team program at the ropes course.

I am currently focusing on a high level of table tennis play.  With all of my coaching experience and schooling; teaching beginner and intermediate players is my specialty!