Hello! My name is Dora Kurimay. I’m a professional table tennis athlete and coach. If you are looking for table tennis coaching lessons to take your table tennis knowledge and skills to new levels, you’ve come to the right page. I currently provide coaching sessions in New York City.
I can help you learn and improve in all the different aspects of table tennis
- Forehand strokes
- Backhand strokes
- Returning serves
- Strategies and tactics
- Mental toughness
I’ve taken table tennis lessons from Dora for the last year or so. Not only is she a great player, but also her knowledge of sport psychology makes her the ideal coach. I always enjoy her lesson plans because her idea is always to push me to become a better player while at the same time making sure that I’m still having fun. Whenever I’m doing something incorrectly she isn’t hesitant to correct my mistakes, and whenever things are going well, she always lets me know that I’ve improved. Not only has my overall play improved, but Dora’s also helped me work on the mental aspect of my game. After reading her book, “Get Your Game Face On”, I developed a better understanding of the importance of remaining positive, and not
getting discouraged after mistakes. While I can’t say I’ve mastered these techniques, they still significantly improve how I play, especially from behind. Whenever I see Dora I always feel like I’ve learned something new, and that I’m constantly on the right track to elevate my game to the next level. I look forward continue taking lessons with Dora in the foreseeable future! – Ben S.
My Achievements in Table Tennis
- 2012 U.S. Open Women’s Doubles: 3rd place
- 2012 Eastern Open: U2500 Finalist
- 2012 Westchester Tournament: U2450 Singles Champion
- 2011 Westchester Tournament: U2450 Singles Champion
- 2011 Philadelphia Open: U2400 Champion
- 2011 Philadelphia Open: Open Singles Finalist
- 2011 DSP Cup/NYTT Open Series: U2450 Finalist
- 2010 Year of the Tiger Singles 3rd place
- 2010 Year of the Tiger U2400 Finalist
- 2009 Table Tennis U.S. Open, Las Vegas: Doubles Bronze medalist
- 2009: U.S. Open Women: Quarter Finalist
- 2008 Sacramento Open: Champion
- 2008 Western Open: Women’s Singles Finalist
- 2008 Northridge Open: U2200 Champion
- 1999 European Champtions League: Chamption
- 1999 Table Tennis Super League for Club Teams: Champion
- 1999 Hungarian National Team Championships: Champion
- 1999 European Youth Championships: Junior Girls Team Bronze medalist
- 1999 Hungarian Junio National Championships: Junior Girls Singles Silver medalist
- 1999 Hungarian Junio National Championships: Junior Girls Doubles Bronze medalist
- 1999 Hungarian Junio National Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles Bronze medalist
- 1998 European Youth Championships: Junior Girls Team Silver medalist
- 1998 Hungarian Junior National Championships: Junior Girls Team Gold medalist
- 1998 Hungarian Junior National Championships: Junior Girls Doubles Gold medalist
- 1998 Hungarian Junior National Championships: Junior Girls Singles Silver medalist
- 1998 Hungarian Junior National Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles Bronze medalist
- 1997 European Youth Championships: Junior Girls Team Bronze medalist
- 1996 European Youth Championships: Cadet Girls Team Gold medalist
- 1996 Hungarian Cadet National Championships: Cadet Girls Doubles Gold medalist
- 1996 Hungarian Cadet National Championships: Cadet Girls Singles Bronze medalist
- Contributor to USA Table Tennis Association (USATT) magazine
- Coached at the Alameda Table Tennis Club
- Coached at the Berkeley Table Tennis Club
- Coached at the ICC & Concord Table Tennis Club
- Member and Provisional Certified Consultant Association of Applied of Sport Psychology (AASP)
Having taken lessons for several years from a variety of coaches of varying styles, skill level and reputation and after watching closely several training videos, I was not sure what to expect when I requested a lesson from Dora (the destroyer!!!). I’d approached Dora as I admire her playing style, “controlled aggression” is how I’d describe it in short. On the very first lesson I was surprised by her communication skills. Upon research I found out Hungarians are known to pickup languages very fast! I’d never gotten such thoughtful, honest and multitude of feedback in such a short time. She quickly offered, and followed through, to make notes so I could remember while practicing between lessons! Along with suggestions to improve technique her background in sports psychology shined through in a nuanced and in a perfectly timed way during the lessons. Within a few lessons it all started to come together and I felt like a completely new player, a player I only imagined I could be.” Yogi S.
Some Frequently Asked Questions About My Table Tennis Coaching Lessons
How long are the table tennis lessons?
Each session lasts an hour.
Do I need to bring or buy my own table tennis equipment?
If you don’t have any equipment, don’t worry! Table tennis rackets and balls will be provided.
What skill level do I need to be?
I’m able to coach beginner, intermediate, and advanced players!
Do you teach kids?
Yes! I teach both junior and and adult players.
If seeing Dora play won’t make you fall in love with table tennis, nothing else will! Her game, just like Sasha Cohen’s skating, is all about grace, beauty, and extraordinary talent! Win or lose, she is by far my favorite player on the planet! – Arthur S.
Your opportunity to be a better player awaits. Fill out the form above on the right and I will follow up with you. Thanks!