Marko Habijanec - tränare från Kroatien
He started his career as a table tennis player when he was eight in the table tennis club “STK Velika Gorica”.
From 1988 until 1994 he was a member of table tennis club “STK Industrogradnja”, and from
1994 until 1997 he played for “STK Zagreb”.
While successfully playing for “STK Velika Gorica”, Marko was also a Croatian Table Tennis National Team junior player and participant on a European Table Tennis Championship. Later, he became a Croatian Table Tennis National Team senior player.
As a player for “STK Industrogradnja”, Marko won Croatian Junior Single Table Tennis Championship and Junior and Senior Croatian Team Table Tennis Championships.
Playing for “STK Zagreb”, he played in the First Croatian Table Tennis Division where his team was two-time winner of Croatian Table Tennis Championship and two-time winner of Croatian Table Tennis Cup.
Marko also won the third place in Senior Single Croatian Table Tennis Championship.
Ping Pong World Championship in London
In 2015 he was a participant in Ping Pong World Championship in London.
Apart from being a professional player and trainer, Marko has been involved in various organizational activities of the table tennis camps.
He was a manager and head coach in the camps in
Germany (Saarbrucken, Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, and Munich),
Switzerland (Basel, Bruck),
Italy (Bozen), and Croatia (Poreč, Crikvanica, Opatija, and Umag).
Marko speaks German and English fluently, and also can communicate in Russian and Italian.
In 1998, Marko left Croatia for Germany. There he signed a professional contract with table tennis club “TTV Wendlingen” and was playing for the first team in Ober and Regional League. From June 2001 until May 2002, he was also a trainer for junior table tennis players. Meanwhile, Marko earn his coaching degree in Croatian Olympic Committee Education Center.
From 2001 until 2005, Marko played for “TTV Erdmannhausen” and was also a head trainer in regional league club for cadets and the first team. In 2004, he earned table tennis B license and became a trainer for advanced team of Baden Wurttenberg in Ludwigsburg. In 2005, he became a trainer in “TSV Wendlingen” for the most perspective young players of Baden Wurttenberg.
In 2006, Marko came back to Croatia and signed for “STK Velika Gorica – Stanfar” where he has been working as a trainer since.
In 2006, Marko played 7 years first played in the First Croatian Table Tennis Division in Libertas “Dubrovnik” and Podravka “Koprivnica”,
He was also a trainer and head of Croatian Cadet Table Tennis National team in tournaments in Slovakia and Croatia