Our well-regarded Table Tennis Academy offers students the opportunity to experience what it’s really like to play at a professional level.

With many of our alumni now working within the field, or even representing team Great Britain, our experienced coaches can help to get you where you want to be!


Everywhere from JBL and Grantham, to the AOC Nationals and Esttaa!

We have quite the alumni, with former students coaching at Senior British League and player, Alex Ward heading to Israel to represent the GB team!

Kashif Mahmood began training for table tennis just over 3 years ago, and is now a nationally ranked player.

Playing in JBL, SBL nationally and also a AOC regional qualifier for finals in Nottingham 2019, Kashif trains an whopping 20 hours a week, including 3 hours for the academy!

Students are trained at Swerve in Middlesbrough with a combination of 1-1 sessions and robot multi-ball. Coaches Paul, Steve and Jamal pride themselves on giving academy members the best training to suit their individual needs!

If you’re wanting to try your hand at table tennis or thinking about joining the sports academy, speak to our Live Well Learn Well team in the Student Services pod about our casual sessions taking place each week.

Coach Bios

Andrew Jacomb

Table Tennis Academy director Andrew has been qualified in the competitive sport for over 8 years.

Both a level 2 TT England and disability coach, he has helped to train students to a professional standard.

What our academy students say...

Middlesbrough College Table Tennis Academy

Holly Williams
L3 Health and Social Care

My Dad has a background in table tennis so I was already keen on the sport before coming to the College.

The academy is great and I've gained so much already. It's opened up multiple opportunities - a major highlight was coming 1st in the Country in the Table Tennis Championships in Nottingham!

I'd definitely recommend joining an academy alongside your studies at the College!