Meet the HiTT Coaches

HiTT Academy coaches have the necessary qualifications and experience to provide best in class table tennis coaching and mentoring that enables our students to achieve their full potential. 

The aim of HiTT Academy coaches is to deliver results based on discipline and professionalism. We include innovative coaching methods into our table tennis training programs, keeping always up-to-date with the latest techniques.

We commit ourselves fully to provide our students the necessary exposure to the International table tennis scene by providing them access to selected international training camps.

Coaching Staff

Mario Genovese


  • ITTF level 2 qualified coach
  • Head Coach at the HiTT Academy
  • Coach at the National Sports School (NSS)
  • 21 times Malta National Champion
  • Malta National Coach for many years during which he led the Malta team for the most successful ever GSSE games in Liechtenstein winning 4 gold, silver and bronze
  • Participated in more than 12 Italian National Camps through CONI and FITET
  • Participated in Italian Olympic Organisation Coaching Course for pedagogical training structure and organisational training
  • Participated in Coaching Course for coaches in UK – Competition preparation and stress evaluation.

Sascha Genovese

Sascha Genovese HiTT Academy

  • Fitness and coaching director
  • Team building co-ordinator
  • Coach for HiTT girls division.

International Coaches

Carsten Egeholt (Denmark)


  • 19 caps for Denmark
  • European champion men doubles Veterans 40+ in 2007
  • Bronze at European Veteran Championships 40+ men singles
  • Silver men single 40+ World Veteran Championships in 2008.

Zeljko Dimitrijevic a.k.a. Macak (Serbia)

Zeljko Macak

  • Head Coach, and player to, of TTC STK Jedinstvo Uzice
  • TTC STK Jedinstvo Uzice play in upper 2nd division in Serbia at Natinal level currently battling for 1st division status for next year
  • Currently Coach for two more teams from the regional division STK ARILJE and WSTK POZEGA Serbia
  • Also coaching six of the top Juniors in Serbia
  • Macek has also in the past been coaching some of the msot talented players of the Region of Central Serbia.

Gabriel Sveden (Sweden)

Gabriel Sveden

  • Coach in club Asa IF, Sweden
  • 2010 – reached quarterfinal men’s singles in Albena Open, Bulgaria
  • 2009 – Swedish junior team champion
  • 2009 – lived and trained for 6 months in Liutong, Zhijiazhuang.