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DUTT Coach Matt Porter moves on to pastures new

(3 November 2020)

Durham Univeristy's Table Tennis Coach, Matthew Porter, has been a great assett to DUTT, providing an exceptional level of coaching and support.

He has been a key part of the club for the past few years and has added a quality to the club that is hard to obtain and every player he has worked with has benefitted significantly from his coaching.

With a new position with Table Tennis Wales on the horizon, we wish Matt all the best and look forward to following his career. 

DUTT and Team Durham wanted to reflect on Matt's time with the club and wish him the best for the future. 

“Matt has been an incredible asset to have at DUTTC. In the past year he has provided massive insight to me not only in my own playing career, but on how to build a welcoming environment at a club. This is now more important than ever before in this period of covid-19. The only regret I have from having Matt as coach of DUTTC is that he is living before my three years finish at Durham university. Thank you, Matt for your time, and everything you have done for DUTTC”

Joe Walker- DUTTC President 

“Matt has been a great coach and mentor for me throughout this year. He has taught me many things this year that have helped to develop my game tremendously and for this I’m very grateful. I am sure he will continue to improve numerous players for many more years to come. Thanks a lot Matt!!”

Charlie Gilmour-Evans- DUTTC Social Secretary 

"Matt has provided exceptional coaching and support to the table tennis club over a number of years, and has been the driving force behind a sport at Durham University that continues to go from strength to strength. Matt has always maintained a fantastic relationship with students, and he will be a great miss to all at DUTT. I personally have fond memories of Matt coaching our first team women’s pair to a National Championship at BUCS Big Wednesday in Nottingham, in an incredibly tight encounter, Matt remained calm throughout leading the team to a well-deserved gold medal. Thank you for everything Matt, and good luck in your onward coaching journey."

Richard Warburton, Team Durham Performance Sport Services Manager

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