Coaches

International Table Tennis Federation / USATT Certified Coaches

All of our coaches:

  • Are background & Safe Sport checked
  • Have at least one coaching certification

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Michael Levene, Owner/Founder SmashTT, Head Coach

 

 

Track record in developing students. Have taken beginners to an elite level in less than 2 years. Highly educated coach, holding a Bachelors degree in Econometrics and Social Statistics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration

  • 3 times US Open finalist including International Veterans and Men’s Over 40 Doubles
  • 2015 US Open Men’s Doubles Over 40 Semi-Finalist (Last 64 in Men’s doubles taking game of World #43)
  • Former Atlanta Georgia Table Tennis Association coach
  • Represented England Universities
  • Formerly Ranked 57 In England Men’s and 15 in England Veteran’s
  • Represented Great Britain 6 times in World Maccabiah Games; formerly an International Table-Tennis Federation sanctioned event
    • Q/F of Men’s singles event
    • Bronze medal in Men’s team event, Silver Medal in Veteran’s teams event, Bronze Medal in Veteran’s doubles
  • Georgia State Championships: 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze in Men’s, Men’s Doubles, Team, Over 40’s and Hard Bat over multiple years
  • 2015 Virginia State Championships: Men’s 3rd place Bronze, Open Doubles Gold and Over 40’s Silver Medal
  • 2015 Virginia, West Virginia, DC and Maryland Over 40’s Champion
  • 2016 Virginia State Championships: Men’s 3rd place, Open Doubles Silver, Over 40’s champion
  • 2018 World Championships. Over 50 Men’s last 128. Over 40’s Men’s Doubles consolation, runner-up

Louis Levene

After regaining interest in the sport in January 2015, Louis went from a standard of 900 to a USATT rating of 1847 in 10 months, and is still rapidly improving, with a current playing level of around 2000. Louis can teach the solid starting fundamentals of table tennis to new and beginner players, and can work with players of all ages and levels to improve specific skills.

  • 2015 Virginia State Championships Junior Silver Medalist
  • 2016 Virginia State Championships Junior Gold Medalist
  • 2016 / 2017 Virginia State Championships Open Doubles Runner Up
  • 2017 Virginia State Championships Men’s Runner Up
  • Chosen to be a part of USA juniors table tennis team in the 2017 Maccabiah Games


Bryan Zhang

Bryan has been coaching for 3 years and successfully developed several leading juniors players at state and regional level. He is a formidable 2400 level player. Originally from China, Bryan speaks both Chinese and English.

  • US Open Adult Team Semi-Finalist (2018)
  • Virginia Men’s Single Champion (2015)

Khaleel Asgarali

 

AWARDS

  • 2018 HCTTC Open Winner
  • 2017-2018 DJK Leutershausen German League
  • 2016-2017 SPVgG/ DJK Effeltrich German League Team Member (Division Champions)
  • 2016 HCTTC Open Winner
  • 2016 SMASH Open Winner
  • 2016 SOLO National Team Championships Winner with Solo Crusaders Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2015-2016 DJK Leutershausen German League
  • 2012 Student Athlete of the Year Table Tennis University of Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras
  • 2013 Healthier Generation Singles Champion NYC (Fundraiser for First Lady Michelle Obama)
  • 2008 Guaynabo Open Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2009 Southern USA Regional UCUI and NCTTA Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2012 JOOLA Open Fall Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2013 JOOLA Open Spring Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2003-2010 member of Trinidad and Tobago National Team
  • 2007 Caribbean Table Tennis Championships-Trinidad- Gold men’s doubles Bronze U-21 men’s singles, Bronze men’s singles, and Bronze place in teams.
  • 2006-2007 Season Swedish- League Division 1 Champion
  • 2006 Tyreso T.T Open Sweden – Gold  under 21 men’s singles Bronze under 21 singles at Sparvagen T.T Open in Sweden
  • 2006 Caribbean T.T  Championships , P.R- Bronze  teams & Brnze U- 21 singles
  • 2006 Canada T.T Cup Bronze Medalist &  Trinidad and Tobago S. B. ’06 – Singles Champ
  • 2005 Caribbean T.T Championships Guatemala- 3rd in men’s team and doubles.
  • 2005 Trinidad and Tobago T.T National Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2005 Trinidad and Tobago T.T Classified A1 Men’s Singles Champion
  • 2005 Stiga North American T.T Pro Tour Open Gold  singles and men’s doubles
  • 2003 National Junior T.T Champion of Trinidad and Tobago
  • 2001-2003  Seven (7) times under 18 champion in Stiga T.T North American Pro tour
  • 2002-2003 Member of U.S.A Table Tennis National Junior Team
  • 2001 AAU Jr. Olympics / Jr. National Champs- Silver in Jr. singles, Gold  in doubles & team
  • 1998 AAU Jr. Olympics / T.T Nationals- Gold doubles & Silver teams, Bronze U-12.