Colin Wilson is probably the perfect guest for an episode of The Expert Table Tennis Podcast. As a player, he represented England for many years and is a double Commonwealth medallist. As a coach, he has worked with the English national team at all levels and trained some of the top players in the country. On top of all that Colin also works with top business people and coaches to help them to continually improve their performance in a variety of fields. And… he has just opened Corby Smash Table Tennis Club – a full-time table tennis club with big plans for the future. Colin Wilson Interview I spoke to Colin for about 40 minutes a few weeks ago. He was already at Corby Smash TTC getting ready for a day of coaching the wide variety of players who were attending their summer training camp. During our conversation Colin shared a number of useful tips for players and coaches of all levels. In this episode you’ll learn: * How Corby Smash TTC came into existence, and why [1:15] * Who is Colin Wilson [7:45] * What are the underlying qualities of success in any field [14:15] * How much (and how often) should you practice table tennis [21:00] * Matches vs Training – Advice for beginners [27:00] * How to play related table tennis [29:45] * More information about Corby Smash TTC [36:00] Links from this episode: * CorbySmashTTC.co.uk * Corby Smash TTC (Twitter) * Corby Smash TTC (Facebook) * Marginal Gains with Sir Dave Brailsford (YouTube) * Kaizen (Wikipedia) * Carol Dweck – Mindset * Aikido – Martial Art (Wikipedia) Thanks for listening! I really enjoyed speaking to Colin Wilson and I hope you enjoyed listening to the episode as well. If you are able to, I would highly recommend getting in touch with Colin and the team at Corby Smash TTC.