Certified Coach

LRTTC offers lessons by Head Coach Mike Lauro and Assistant Coach William Hall.  Both coaches are certified.  Lessons are always free for players with paid LRTTC memberships!

Mike Lauro is certified by USA Table Tennis (USATT) and the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).  Mike is currently the only coach in Arkansas to hold ITTF Level 2 and Para certifications from the ITTF.  He is also certified Regional level coach by USA Table Tennis (USATT).  Certification courses included a 5-day course for ITTF Level 1/Para and USATT state level coach, and a 6-day course for ITTF Level 2 and USATT regional level coach.  Mike also attend a 1-day master class on advanced table tennis techniques.  All of these courses were held at the Austin Table Tennis Club in Austin, TX.  They were conducted by Richard McAfee, an ITTF International Coaching Course Conductor, USATT National Level Coach, Author of “Table Tennis, Steps to Success”, and a member of the USATT Hall of Fame.  In addition to being a USATT club umpire, Mike also competes and coaches in USATT sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments.  A former Arkansas state junior champion, his current USATT rating is 2015.  Among active players in Arkansas, he competes consistently at the top level.

Mike attended the ITTF Level 3 Coaching Course at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado during October 11 through 20, 2014.  The course was taught by Richard McAfee.  Mike passed all of the exam components of the course and is currently working on his post-course certification requirements.

William Hall is USATT-certified club coach.  William has been involved in table tennis in Arkansas since the 1970s and has previously held the State Champion title multiple times.  His experience as a player and student of the game coupled with his desire to see table tennis grow in Arkansas and for all types of people to benefit from the sport is an asset to LRTTC's future growth.

Group Lesson Fees

LRTTC Subscribers:  Groups of 2 or more, Always FREE! (donations to club are always welcome!)

All Others:

  • 30 minutes:  Group of 2, $15 per person.  Group of 3 or more, $10 per person. 
  • Available in 30 minute increments with 2 hour maximum.

Individual Lesson Fees

LRTTC Subscribers: Free 15- or 30- minute sessions.  If tables are limited due to high player volume, we may use 15 minute lessons to accommodate lesson requests by multiple players.

All Others:  $30 for 30 minutes or $50 for 1 hour.  Advance arrangements are preferred to guarantee a lesson.  Walk-ins are welcome but lessons may be limited by resources available.

Schedule Lessons

To schedule a lesson or inquire by phone, call Mike at 501-291-3142 or send an email to the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Lessons are typically offered on Saturday mornings during regular club hours.  Lessons may also be offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights as needed.  Advance arrangements are appreciated to allow us to better prepare for the lessons.