Dat promovendus Alkmaar versterking zou zoeken in Engeland was te verwachten gezien het feit dat kopman Mark Smith daar geboren is. Sam Mabey (1997), die op de Engelse ranglijst een paar jaar geleden 13e stond, zal volgend seizoen in de Nederlandse eredivisie te bewonderen zijn.
Van de E-Batt homepage, waar Sam speelt en coacht, is de volgende informatie overgenomen: "
Sam Mabey started playing for England aged 11 and that continued for 8 years through into senior level.
Playing experience: Leagues, tournaments and training camps all over the world including England representation at the European championships. Sam, into a table tennis academy when he was 16 years old and at 17 made a decision to pursue his career abroad. This lead him to playing the German league and this involved traveling to and from England 2/3 times per months. As Sam’s level advanced his commitment level increased by moving abroad aged 18 and he was a professional player professional or 5 years in Slovenia, Croatia and Sweden. Due to injures Sam was unable to fully reach his potential but gained huge experience by training with some of the worlds best players and receiving coaching by Europe’s leading experts.
Achievements: Several English national singles and double titles, 2x senior Grand Prix’s, German divisional league champion, British league Champion, Currently England no. 9 in the Senior ranking, Represented England on many Occasions, Competed in ITTF World Tour Events.
Personal: I am very athletic and take care of my physical and mental health. I’m proud to have played and trained for one of the best clubs in Europe- they, won the European champions league. I feel I can offer a lot to aspiring players, clubs and even coaches looking to upscale. I am excited to be apart of the eBaTT family directed by Eli Baraty one of Europe’s best coaches. Personally I think it’s very important that you must understand the game, for example when you make a mistake you must ask yourself… why, did I make this mistake?” I can show and help you to understand your why.
Strengths: I have some key strengths in my game such as my service, forehand and also some great serve receives techniques. I definitely think that I could add plenty to eBaTT’s table tennis community including the YouTube Tutorials.
Location: My coaching base, Leicester, London, Huntingdon and Luton.
Het volledige team van PP Alkmaar zal volgend seizoen uit de volgende spelers bestaan: Mark Smith, John Scott, Yana Timina, Joseph Langham-Ferreira en Sam Mabey.