Pro Sessions

Pro Sessions

Our team is led by former Olympian and professional player Simon Gerada, his wife Melissa Tapper, who is a history making Olympian and Paralympian, together with Simon's father Joe Gerada and a team of industry-best coaches like Ashley Robinson the winner of the 2019 Victorian Open and two-time Commonwealth Games Representative.

Pro Sessions

Book a pro-session to learn the game, understand the spin, answer all your questions or to get a work-out. A LOOPS Pro Session is the real deal with leading athletes and coaches ready to help you improve.

30 Minute Power Session

$35

Call 03 9310 1981 Call Us to Book

Simon Gerada

Managing Director & Head Coach

Simon Gerada is the managing director and head coach at LOOPS and director of HWATT. He is a former Olympian, Australian Champion and has been a professional player for more than ten years. More recently, he has been coach to many National Squad and team members including Olympians, Paralympians, Commonwealth Games and World Championship medalists.

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His table tennis methodology has been developed around his deep experience across Chinese table tennis training and understanding, and Eastern, Scandinavian and Central European table tennis methods. This is balanced by discovery and learning, equipped, applied and demonstrated to the Australian table tennis environment.

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Simon Gerada

Managing Director & Head Coach

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Simon Gerada is the managing director and head coach at LOOPS and director of HWATT. He is a former Olympian, Australian Champion and has been a professional player for more than ten years. More recently, he has been coach to many National Squad and team members including Olympians, Paralympians, Commonwealth Games and World Championship medalists.

His table tennis methodology has been developed around his deep experience across Chinese table tennis training and understanding, and Eastern, Scandinavian and Central European table tennis methods. This is balanced by discovery and learning, equipped, applied and demonstrated to the Australian table tennis environment.

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Joe Gerada

Program Specialist & Facilities Manager

Joe Gerada has been involved in table tennis for 40 years. He loves working with anyone wanting to get better and improve their game.

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Joe has worked with kids for 20+ years, having coached State, National and International level players.

Whether you’re a Little Champ, Senior Cannonball, or looking to become the next champion player, Joe is available to provide professional coaching specifically curated for each age group and skill level.

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Joe Gerada

Program Specialist & Facilities Manager

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Joe Gerada has been involved in table tennis for 40 years. He loves working with anyone wanting to get better and improve their game.

Joe has worked with kids for 20+ years, having coached State, National and International level players.

Whether you’re a Little Champ, Senior Cannonball, or looking to become the next champion player, Joe is available to provide professional coaching specifically curated for each age group and skill level.

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Ashley Robinson

Trainer & Coach

Ashley Robinson is a recent winner of the 2019 Victorian Open and two-time Commonwealth Games Representative.

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Ashley is a proven professional and a elite level athlete competing at all the major events. If you're looking to play and learn from the best, then Ashley is your man.

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Ashley Robinson

Trainer & Coach

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Ashley Robinson is a recent winner of the 2019 Victorian Open and two-time Commonwealth Games Representative.

Ashley is a proven professional and a elite level athlete competing at all the major events. If you're looking to play and learn from the best, then Ashley is your man.

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