Roman Pleše - tränare från Kroatien
I started to play table tennis in 1973 and in 1981 became a professional player.
During 15 years, from 1981 to 1996 I played in former Yugoslavia, Italy and Belgium.
My best results as player are the following:
Croatian singl champion in 1988
Winner of Croatian TOP-12 in 1988
Winner of 2 bronze medals in Yougoslav national championships in doubles
2 times Yougoslav club champion with team of Table tennis club Vjesnik, Zagreb with Zoran Primorac as my team-mate.
As assistent coach I started to work in 1984, and finished high school for table tennis coaches in Zagreb in 1989 with best marks in my generation
Best results as coach
My best results as coach are
From 2000.-2004. I dedicated my work to development of table tennis around the world working as
ITTF Development officer. This work brought me to 64 courses all around the world visiting until today 99 countries.
From 2005 to 2008 I was head coach of Italian woman national team during which
my players won two bronze medals on European Championships 2007 in team and double competition.
2016 : Head Coach Qatar boys to 15-year national team.
As far as my work in tournament management is concerned I acted as:
ITTF supervisor and Competition manager
in Ethiopia for African championships in 2000.
Competition manager for Brazil Junior Open 2003.
Competition manager for African Junior Championship in Ghana 2004.
I attended ITTF Competition manager course in Doha in 2003.
I was involved in organisation of several Croatia Pro-tours and
European Championships in Zagreb 2002.
From 2008 until today I have worked as ETTU Competition manager and I succesfully organized
64 competition under the ETTU jurisdiction like
7 European Championships,
8 European Youth Championships,
7 Europe TOP-12 and
7 Europe TOP-10,
2 European Qualifications for Olympic Games and
2 European Qualifications for Youth Olympic games,
5 European Super-cups and
11 matches from „Euro-Asia All Stars Challenges“.
English, French, Italian, and I am using also German, Russian and Spanish.
I have dedicated 42 years of my life and 34 years of professional work to table tenis sport.