“Learn to play the Elite way” is our mission statement. It guides and motivates us to coach young talents to play Table Tennis in the correct manner and to reach the highest level possible in the sport through fun, fitness, discipline, mental strength and competition.
Sharp Shot Table Tennis Academy was established in 2008. The idea of holding Table Tennis coaching and training sessions was welcomed immediately by youngsters and adults alike. The organization is structured in a way to respond to a variety of aspirations, be it if one wants to progress to become a National Champion or just to improve your overall game, or to exercise for two hours in an environment where you make new friends and enjoy a healthy workout.
A number of National League titles alongside individual National titles have been won over the years by various members of Sharp Shot Academy. We are also proud to have one of our members who has won no less than 7 medals at the GSSE bi annual international Games.
We ensure that for those members who show progress and further interest that they are given the opportunity to compete in the Maltese National League, the Italian National League, attend International Training camps thus reaching the maximum of their potential.
In conclusion we like to run the Academy as an ongoing growing family.
David Pace, Head Coach
Currently ranked no 4 player in Malta David Pace also holds the over 40s National Title and the Mixed Doubles Title. Going back in time David attended his first international training camp in Great Britain. At the age of 16 he was already Malta Junior Champion and prior to that won the Malta Junior title u13 consecutively until eligibility. Since then he has attended various training camps in Italy, Spain, UK and Germany.
Moving forward his accomplishments as a player include National Men’s Doubles titles, National Mixed Doubles titles, National Singles Finalist, National League Teams Champion, Italian League C2 Champions, National Team member at World, European and Mediterranean Championships.
Coaching experience include Junior National Coach, Ladies assistant Coach for Pol Sporting Club Catania, FISEC Head Coach, Coaching at various Schools in Malta and Coaching at EuroKids in Spain. He is also personal coach to the Malta Ladies no1, Malta Boys u13 no1, Malta Boys u15 no1, Malta Boys u18 no1 and Head Coach at SHARP SHOT TABLE TENNIS SCHOOL.
David is also personal trainer / coach to Jessica Pace, Malta’s BRONZE and SILVER medallist at the SMALL NATIONS GAMES in Linchienstien, Luxembourg and Iceland.
Formal coaching qualifications besides 30 years of experience include: Level 1 and Level 2 award approved by ITTF coach Mr.D Fairholm – Malta Olympic Committee Club Coaching NCCP Canada Level 2 & 3 – International Olympic Committee Coaching Seminars. Recently David has also been appointed by the Malta Olympic Committee and the Malta Table Tennis Association to TUTOR COACH status meaning he has the necessary requisites to coach the coaches.
For 7 years David has also sat as a delegate on the Committee of the Malta Table Tennis Association. He was mainly responsible for the upcoming Juniors besides other administration needed to run an association. David was the first local coach to attend the ITTF sanctioned EuroKids he was instrumental in the co – coordinating and organization of the Malta edition held shortly after.
David is constantly keeping abreast with the modern developments in coaching by frequently travelling to the WSA in Austria where he has the opportunity to work with some of Europe’s elite coaches the likes of Mario Amiciz, Richard Praus, Derk Wenger and Provas Mondial.
Sharp Shot Administration
the people behing the scenes
Mr David Pace
Mr Nicholas Pace
Ms Fiorella Pace