Branka Batinić - tränare från Kroatien
I am born in Croatia. I have a diploma and a master degree in business administration and marketing at the faculty for foreign trade at the University of Zagreb.
My carrier as a player started 1966 and has lasted until now, all together for 52 years, my active years have been in Croatia, Italy and Germany. I was voted as top-five women athletes of the century in Croatia. I was also voted as the best player in Balkan for the last 50 years.
- 7 medals at European champion ships and World champion ships.
- World champion for veterans in single and double 2006.
- 4 times European veteran champion (3 times in single and 1 time in double).
- All together I have 17 medals from European and World champion ships.
- 3 times selected to play in European team against Asia.
- 22 times Yugoslavian champion in different categories.
- Over 40 times Croatian champion in different categories.
- Over 30 Pro-tour International trophy´s.
- During 6 years I was among the 10 best players in Europe and during a short time I was among the 10 best players in the world.
I started like a coach in 1983 when I made my coach license.
- 1983-1986 coach and player in Croatia.
- 1986-1987 coach and player in Germany.
- 1987-1990 coach and player in Italy.
- 1990-1992 coach and player in Slovenia.
- 1992-2017 coach and player in Germany.
- 2008-2014 Head coach for ETTU for Eurotalent and Eurokids program. (Around 60 % of the currently top players in Europe were in my program)
- 2009-2013 Head coach of the European team for the world cadet challenge
- 2001-2014 ITTF coach for the development program in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, Australia and New Caledonia.
- 2017, after 25 years professional career like a coach and player, I started to be a coach in Sweden for Bålsta and Stocksund and head coach for NÖS.