Meet the Coaching Team

Haddington Table Tennis Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities, and provides a friendly environment to play table tennis. Whether you’re a beginner, social or competitive player, coaching from fully qualified coaches is always available during club sessions, whether it’s a ‘wee tip’ or full ‘multi-ball session’.

Junior coaching takes place twice a week, Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Aubigny Sports Centre. The sessions are a blend of fun, exercise and competition while helping the kids improve technique and develop a knowledge of the game.

Senior coaching takes place twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Aubigny Sports Centre. The coaching is very much informal and usually on a 1-2-1 level, with occasional group coaching sessions also.

Gordon Aien

Gordon started playing table tennis at Craigmillar Boys Club when he was 13 years old. Coached by Scottish International, Eric Sutherland. Gordon initially played in the Edinburgh Union of Boys Clubs league and attended several coaching camps at Inverclyde National Centre. Selected for Edinburgh Schools vs Munich Schools at 15 years old, and later moved to Gambit TTC in the Edinburgh League. Gordon moved to Haddington in 1991, whilst still playing for North Merchiston and Musselburgh.

Pete Lugton

Pete is a UKCC Level 2 Coach and has been coaching for 3 years. He has a wealth of experience in the game, playing for Scotland at the 1997 Commonwealth Championships, as well as representing his country at three World Championships in Holland, Malaysia and Japan. He was twice  Scottish Doubles Champion and also Scottish Mixed Doubles Champion and achieved a national ranking of 4 in 2000.

Magnus Wahrenberg

Magnus played table tennis throughout his teen years, and briefly in the club Huddinge BK of Stockholm, Sweden. After a long hiatus, he picked the sport back up in 2018 by joining Haddington TTC. He qualified as a level 1 coach in 2022 and is currently playing in the ELTTL division 2.

Loan Nguyễn

Loan started playing table tennis after school at Bacon’s college. She then had professional coaching from coaches coming to her school, sponsored by the TTK Greenhouse organisation. Loan then went on to represent her school and the Southwark borough in the London Youth Games for 3 consecutive years. Loan recently became a level 1 coach to pass on the positive lessons and values that her table tennis journey had taught her, including team work and determination. More recently, Loan has been coaching the juniors at Haddington table tennis club .

Matt Munro


Roger Thomas

Roger first played Table Tennis seriously when he came to Edinburgh University and was persuaded during “Freshers’ Week “ to join the TT Club. He played in the Edinburgh League, captaining both the Edinburgh and Scottish Universities teams. On graduating Roger joined Murrayfield TTC, for whom he played for 47 years, many in their first team. In the 1980’s he became a Scottish umpire and then an International Umpire, officiating at a couple of Commonwealth Table Tennis Games. In 2000 Roger qualified as a UKCC Level 1 coach. In 2016 he left Murrayfield to play for Haddington.

Gordon Mckenzie


Neil Mackinnon

Neil has been playing table tennis for almost three years and now plays for Haddington IV in the fourth division of The Edinburgh and Lothians Table Tennis League. He recently qualified as a Level 1 coach with flying colours. Neil also has seven years previous coaching experience at all age groups with karate.

Haddington Table Tennis Club

Aubigny Sports Centre
Mill Wynd
East Lothian
EH41 4DB

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