To strengthen the technical crew for the 2015 African Games, the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has engaged the services of former German national coach, Martin Adomeit, as its technical adviser.
However, the hiring of the coach was made possible through the financial support of the National Sports Commission (NSC).
The German tactician guided Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri to the quarterfinal stage of the 2014 ITTF World Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany and he is expected to arrive Nigeria this week to start working with the team in readiness for the games.
From 1978 to 1980 Martin Adomeit worked at youth level of clubs with Germany-based Soest TV and TuS Ampen. In 1981 he joined the TuS Jahn Soest and was part of the technical crew of the team’s female team in the Bundesliga League and in 1984, he took over as coach of the women’s team of the club. He also served from 1988 to 1997 as honourary coach of the West German Table Tennis Association (WTTA).
In 1996, he was appointed assistant coach by the German Table Tennis Association DTTB and in 1997 he ended all previous activities at club levels and took over the post of national coach of the German female team.
Under his tutelage, the German women’s team won three consecutive times the European League as well as winner of the 1998 and 1999 European Ladies Team Championship while in 2000, the team won silver.
For this feat, the Association of German Table Tennis Coaches named Adomeit as the coach of the year in 1999.
After the poor outing of the German team at the 2000 ITTF World Cup, Adomeit stepped down and was replaced by Richard Prause as women’s coach. Adomeit now assumed responsibility for the female junior team.
From August 2004 to April 2007, Adomeit worked as coach and sporting director in Luxembourg while he also handled the Belgium national team from 2008 to 2010.
From 2010, he has been working as Independent coach in camps for players and coaches for the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) and ITTF, German Organising Committee (OC), coach education in Germany as well as personal coach to top players across the globe.
The 51 year-old Dortmund-born tactician is a licensed coach, who studied at the German Sport University in Cologne.
Personality Dates from Martin Adomeit
Date of birth: 9.10.63 Place of birth: Dortmund (Germany)
Activities outside from table tennis coach:
1969 – 1982 pupil
1982 – 1983 civil-service by the German Red Cross
1983 – 1990 student at the German University for Sports in Cologne
1980 – 1996 free journalist for table tennis
1992 – 1994 general secretary and author of the illustrated newspaper of the German federation of table tennis coaches (VDTT) stations as table tennis coach
1979 – 1997 coach TuS Jahn Soest (one of the biggest und successful German clubs) and different other clubs working together with Olawumni Majekodunmi, Sunday Eboh, Ramon Shitta from Nigeria
1984 – 1997 coach TuS Jahn Soest in the German Bundesliga
1985 – 1996 regional coach in West-Germany
1984 – 1996 working for different nations and regions in Europe for some camps
1996 – 1997 assistant coach German National Team
1997 – 2000 National Coach Germany Woman ( 3 x winner European league, 8 medals, 3 titles European Champion Chips, maximum with three players in single and two doubles qualified for Olympic Games, Quarterfinal Olympic Games in Sydney, 4 x World Cup with five different players)
2000 – 2004 National Coach Germany junior Girls ( 5 x European champion, 14 medals by World or European Championships)
2004 – 2007 head coach and director of sports in Luxembourg (Second place for Ni Xialian by Europeans, Gilles Michely 2 x Pro Tour Final Juniors)
2008 – 2010 national coach in Belgium (bronze medal in men team event by European Champion Chips 2008) since 2008 working as independence Coach (camps for players and coaches for the ETTU und ITTF, German OC, coach education in Germany, personal coach )
1998/1999 coach of the year in Germany
In totally coach by 1 x Olympic Games, 5 x WCC, 2 x Pro Tour Final, 4 x World Cup, 6 x ECC , 4 x Youth WCC, 9 x Youth ECC, 3 x Pro Tour Final Youth own coach-education:
1980 basis licence for general sports
1981 C-licence table tennis
1986 B-licence table tennis
1989 A-licence table tennis
1990 VDTT table tennis seminar service, publicity of table tennis
1991 VDTT table tennis seminar footwork
1998 national coach seminar motivation and positive thinking in high level sport
1999 national coach seminar high level sport and immune system
2000 national coach seminar analysis of the Olympic Games in Sydney
2002 national coach seminar psychology in the sport practise
2003 national coach seminar support to better results in sport
Some players in my job as coach:
Christian Süß (Germany)
Quianhong Gotsch (Germany), highest WR 4.
Jin Tian-Zörner (Germany), highest WR 5.
Nicole Struse (Germany) , highest WR 7.
Jie Shöpp (Germany), highest WR 10.
Olga Nemes (Germany)
Elke Schall (Germany)
Irene Ivancan (Germany)
Kristin Silbereisen (Germany)
Ni Xialing (LUX) highest World Ranking 7.
Gilles Michely (LUX)
Jean Lauric (BEL)
Cedric Nytinck (BEL)
Robin Devos (BEL)
Jean-Michel Saive (BEL)
Aruna Quadri (NGR)