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 Ping-Pong Depot, where remarkable people can develop and flourish even further.
 
 

I worked at Sports Topspin (formerly Banda Sports) for almost 2 years, and can now say that it was one of my most rewarding career experiences. Working for a growing SME allowed me the chance to experiment and learn entrepreneurial aspects that have served me throughout my career. Whether in sales, sponsorship negotiations, marketing or advertising, I was involved in many aspects of the company's success, and this was extremely rewarding… It was truly a wonderful learning experience, because the company offered me a great balance between the framework necessary for professional advancement and the freedom to try out strategies that I developed.

 

Today, I consider myself a true entrepreneur because I have my own flourishing business. It is certain that my entrepreneurial spirit, my drive to succeed and perform in business, is partly thanks to my time at Sports Topspin. My sincere thanks, Sports Topspin!

 

Benoit Racine

Co-owner and VP Business Development at Igloo Creations
Deputy Mayor, City of Temiscouata-sur-le-Lac
President, Fondation pour la persévérance scolaire du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs


 

Hello,

 

My name is Thierry Verviers and I have worked as part of the team at Ping-Pong Depot for several years now. I would like to share what I like most about this company.

 

- The team spirit:

My favorite phrase that I hear from this team is, "Thanks for the catch," which is a baseball reference. If you make a mistake and someone notices, no one gets on your case. They notify you as soon as possible, and everyone works together to fix the error quickly. Then, the appropriate individuals will seek the cause of the error to prevent it happening again. And finally, you will receive a quick email to thank you for having discovered the error, and/or for fixing it.

 

- The freedom of ideas and working methods:

If you have an idea that could help the company, you tell it to the team and most of the time you will hear, “Good idea. Present us with a work plan and a timeline and let's go, c'mon!" You are free to work toward your idea using your own methods. It's the result that counts, not the work methods you use. And if they do not know the area in question, they will encourage you to get the necessary information and training. Being self-taught is respected and encouraged in this company.

 

This allows you to explore new areas and avoid monotony.

 

- Respect for your interests outside the company:

I have worked for Ping-Pong Depot for several years, but I'm also a professional table tennis coach. Ping-Pong Depot takes into account my position as a trainer and allows me to do my second job effectively and in a very professional way.

 

For example, if I am away competing for several days, they await my return to get certain jobs done. I'm in a period of intensive training, and I advise that I cannot complete a task in less than 36 hours, for example, they reply with, "No problem, do it as soon as you can."

 

- Relationship with the boss:

I have never had the impression of having a boss during my time at Ping-Ping Depot. Instead I feel as though I have fellow employees sitting in front of me.

 

An exchange of ideas and constructive criticism are part of everyday life. These people trust me and I trust them in return.

 

In conclusion, I would recommend Ping-Pong Depot to anyone who is self-taught, likes to explore, is not afraid of challenges and appreciates teamwork.

 

Thierry Verviers


 

“The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

John Ruskin

 

This is a quote that sums up the spirit in which we operate here at Ping-Pong Depot. Regardless of the area in which we work, a career with us is first and foremost to be part of a motivated team, in a stimulating and exciting environment.

 

 It is also a career that allows you to surpass yourself every day. There are no limits placed on your desire to move forward and your motivation to develop skills you never imagined you could have.

 

I personally had the opportunity to be part of this team for many years, and it allowed me among other things the chance to realize myself fully, to discover new interests, and especially to gain valuable experience that opened several new horizons. 

 

10 years later, after a strong entrepreneurial experience, I was once again invited to be part of a diverse and motivated team, with the opportunity to serve a sport that was my passion for many years, a few decades ago: table tennis.

 

Do you want to use your skills and talent within an exceptional work environment? Be part of a dynamic and motivated team? Acquire and develop new skills and abilities? Visit us and see the spirit in which we operate!

 

Yves Desjardins


 

I had the opportunity to work with Ping-Pong Depot during the summers while I was earning my bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. Thanks to the open-mindedness of my bosses I was welcomed as part of the team despite my not being able to work throughout the whole year. I gained experience in areas that were previously unfamiliar, such as selling, marketing, management and more. Thanks to my supervisors’ patience and excellent teaching abilities I learned to be comfortable performing tasks in these new areas. I also appreciated the fact that though I was under the supervision of a boss, I could manage my projects with great freedom because there was confidence in my work. Another exciting element to the job was that it allowed me to keep in close contact with the world of table tennis, the sport that has been the centre of my life since the age of 8.

 

Marie-Andrée Lévesque


 

I very much enjoyed working here. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. As I often tell my friends, many of whom do not like their job, I did not see the time passing when I worked here, and I got up every morning in a good mood because I love what I do here. I have worked here for about year and a half and the time has flown like an arrow!

I want to tell you I have not decided to change jobs because I do not like working here, but because I have always wanted to go into the public sector and my new position is a good first step towards my ultimate objective – that is to say, to work for the Bank of Canada.

 

I think Ping-Pong Depot is on a great path and has enormous potential in the future, and I would like to stay involved/contribute even if I am no longer here physically.

 

Finally, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to work here!

 

Thank you,

 

Yang


 

Sports Topsin is not only a great atmosphere to work at, but they also make their employees feel comfortable, valued and constantly involved within the company.

 

In the short time I have been here, I have had a great mentor who I can also call my boss. He is a great teacher, is very patient, and taught me to be more organized.

 

For someone who has never finished their schooling, he has given me the opportunity, and has opened the door for me, to gain more knowledge and better myself.

 

Jessica Zanforlin V.


 

Working for Sports Topspin helped me grow both professionally and personally. It was a privilege to be part of this team. The most interesting aspect was working in a stimulating environment where everyone is willing to help when needed, knowing that there is always room for growth and self-improvement, and keeping in touch with the world of table tennis!

The time spent here allowed me to develop my communication skills, my critical thinking and my leadership skills. I was given many projects and different tasks, including supervision, event planning, and working as part of a team. Regardless of the tasks delegated by my supervisor, I was always given the opportunity to self-evaluate, to challenge myself and to constantly push myself to improve. Over the years, the realization of these tasks helped me improve my ability to solve problems, work on communication in all its forms, and strengthen the leadership qualities I still apply every day in my current job.

 

I can confidently say that I am a better person because of my experiences at Sports Topspin, and I will always be grateful for all the learning opportunities and experiences, as well as the many friendships I forged over the years.

 

Lyne Desjardins


 

Working at Ping-Pong Depot was for me an excellent experience in which I learned tremendously about many things in the business world. As a newcomer into the working environment, I was very worried about my lack of knowledge in marketing. I was soon presented with many challenges. I had many duties and responsibilities for which I had no prior experience. For example, here were some of my duties: managing our Amazon account; updating our website; contacting and taking orders from our agents; translating articles from French to English and vice versa; sponsorship for the Canadian Table Tennis Championship; increasing our image on search engines; taking pictures of our new products to post on our Facebook page; creating specials in cooperation with a graphic designer; selling products on other online marketplaces… and the list goes on. 

 

It was extremely interesting to learn all these new things and be challenged to reach the goals set by the company. I barely ever felt in a zone of comfort because I was given a great number of tasks that would take me months to complete, or duties in which I could always put more time and improve. In addition, I was often given challenges that by my own I would never dare to face; it made me much stronger and much more skillful in return.

 

Responsibilities were always clearly set by the employer. I learned to use a work planning that I had to constantly update. We often met with the boss to see the evolution of our tasks, clearly deciding for each of them what is its aim and what should be the next action to achieve the desired result. In general, I received highly positive encouragement and feedback. Even if I did not finish on time one of my tasks (and that often happened), my boss was showing patience and kept encouraging me.

I learned so much about how a business works. For example, after leaving Ping-Pong Depot I knew much more about shipping, specials, discounts and price setting. I knew how to use Excel for organizational purposes and Facebook for marketing purposes. I knew the basics of managing a selling website and an online store; updating the regular prices and specials, and adding new pictures and descriptions.

 

Working at Ping-Pong Depot pushed me to be very organized, improved my interpersonal skills and to made me become entrepreneurial and much more pro-active. I was always encouraged to be better and to do the most I could. Working at Ping-Pong Depot will make you learn and discover so many new things about the business world and it will always bring you new challenges. In addition, if you like table tennis, then the experience will be even more enjoyable as it is the equipment of the company. I grew considerably from working at Ping-Pong Depot and it gave me tools and habits that I can now use in my current job as an English teacher and all future jobs.

 

Pierre-Luc Hinse


 

To work at Sports Topspin is to work alongside a group of people who are engaged and passionate about their business, and who truly enjoy what they do. To me, this is a tremendously important factor in cultivating a great work environment. During my time at Sports Topspin I never had any doubt that my contributions were valued, my ideas were welcomed, and my position as part of the team was very much appreciated. A person would be hard pressed not to flourish in such a supportive environment. Not only did I learn a great deal, I also came away from my time at Sports Topspin with excellent confidence in myself and my abilities, and this has served me very well in all avenues of my life, both professional and otherwise.

 

Erica Mitchell


 

Working at Sports Topspin / Ping Pong Depot, formerly known as Banda Sports/Table Tennis Pioneers since 1999, continues to be a learning experience!  Its not a robotic environment. Using logic is an asset to do my job well.

 

I enjoy the diversity of my job.  From speaking to customers around the world,  to consulting with them about either their first professional custom made paddle or maybe just upgrading to a faster combination, to invoicing, to managing customer service dept., to bringing new ideas to the table and other various tasks. Sharing my knowledge, facing challenging tasks as well as having the opportunity to learn new tasks is what has kept me here for so long!


Angie


 

I have worked at Ping-Pong Depot / Sports Topspin full-time for almost 2 years. For a year before that I was a part-time employee, and I also worked several more years as part of the sales team at the company booth during Quebec tournaments on the FTTQ table tennis circuit.

 

The work environment is truly exceptional. The employees are competent and intelligent; everyone works hard and this has a contagious effect on all employees. It is a very pleasant working environment and the work is motivating and challenging.

 

This company allows its employees to thrive by helping them realize their potential, because our employers are always listening and always do their very best to help when someone is faced with a problem.

 

Simon Bourassa




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