Table Tennis SA News

2019 State Coaches, Team Managers and State Selectors

Nominations are being sought for the positions of State Coach, Team Managers and State Selectors for the following events:

  • National Senior and Youth Championships: 8-13 April, Latrobe Churchill, Victoria
  • National Junior Championships: 7-13 July, Wollongong, NSW
  • National Veterans Championships – 12 – 19 October2019

Attached are extracts of the relevant requirements for the appointment of State Coaches/Team Manager as contained in the State Selectors, Coaches, Players and Team Managers Regulations. A full copy of the policy can be found here.

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Coaching Scholarships Available – 2019 National Hopes Weeks

TTA is pleased to announce that we will be offering up to two scholarships worth $750 each for coaches to attend the 2019 National Hopes Week, to be hosted by Loops Table Tennis in Melbourne from 21-25 January 2019.

Benefits of the scholarships include:

Working with John Murphy, TTA National Head Coach (Able-Bodied) and Patrick Wuertz, ITTF-Oceania High Performance Officer, for the duration of the event.
Access to the latest international training and coaching techniques.
Access to coach education sessions away from training and competition.
Access to in-competition coaching methods and techniques.
Create and grow networks with coaches and players from around Australia.

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Elite Training Camp

Townsville Table Tennis Association is hosting an elite training camp in December 2018 Head coach will be Konstantinos Vatsaklis (coach of Kallinikos Kreanga and Panagiotis Gionis). Guest player will be Ioannis Sgouropoulos currently ranked 8th, U18 in World Ranking...

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2018 Australian Veterans Championships

This years Australian Veterans Championships are being held in Bendigo Victoria, follow your friends and family's progress here:

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To be held at Newton Sports Complex

Stradbroke Road, Newton

To be held 2nd September 2018


Kay Crowell – Coaching Director on 0414 800 372 or email

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Come n Try – Para Table Tennis

There is a come and try day for Para Table Tennis being held 19th August 2018 at Woodville District Table Tennis Club from 9am to 11am.

This is a free event with local and national coaches in attendance.

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2018 ITTF Oceania Tour

State and Territory Associations

Please see below and attached for information relating to the ITTF-Oceania Tour Event that will be held on the Gold Coast on 25-26 August 2018. Note that the Gold Coast Open will be played at the same time.

This will be a good opportunity for additional high level competition exposure, plus a chance to earn points for the ITTF-Oceania Tour and potentially earn prize money.

All athletes are required to cover their own costs and submit their own entries. For further information or to enter, please email Ryan Wiegand, ITTF-Oceania Events Officer at

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This bulletin is for the information of parents and players considering making themselves available for selection in a South Australian team for the 2018 Australian Junior Championships.

All players will be expected to adhere to all the conditions set out in the attached EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form (and the DECLARATION form they will be required to sign if they are subsequently selected in the team).  

Team selection period ends 22 July 2018 with the State Junior Teams to be announced following the close of the selection period.  Teams will be publically announced via the website, with letters to follow thereafter.

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TTA is Hiring

Table Tennis Australia is looking for suitably qualified persons for the following 3 roles:

Following on from earlier correspondence, we are now calling for applications for 3 x High Performance positions. Full information including Position Descriptions can be found on the TTA website at:

National Head Coach (Able-Bodied):
National Assistant Coach (Able-Bodied and Para):
National High Performance Coordinator (Able-Bodied):
Note the application deadline for all three roles is 11.59pm on Friday 13 July.

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TTA Strategic Planning Session


TTA is developing a new 2019-2022 Strategic Plan and we want you to have your say on what could be included – you’re invited to an Open Forum session in Adelaide to put your views forward. Full details are:

DATE: Wednesday 4 July 2018
TIME: 7.00pm light dinner, 7.30-9.30pm Open Forum
WHERE: East Adelaide Table Tennis Club – 2/72 Stradbroke Road, Newton, 5074
WHO CAN ATTEND: Anyone and everyone, the more the merrier!
WHAT’S INVOLVED: Discussing what could be included in the next Strategic Plan for Australian table tennis – big picture goals, what’s working well, what can we do better, developing a vision, mission and values
CATERING: Light dinner will be provided

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Expression of Interest 2018 National Veterans

Table Tennis SA is seeking Expression of Interest from eligible players for consideration in the Veteran teams who have met the criteria for state selection as contained in the State Team Regulations [extract below] (or received an exemption as approved by the Board of TTSA).  

“….have participated in at least half of all relevant tournaments to be eligible for Veteran’s team selection.” (which includes the State titles.)

If you meet the criteria and you are interested in representing South Australia in the Veteran State Teams, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form and return to the 2018 State Veterans Team Manager, Mrs Cynthia Langley by Sunday 15th July, 2018.

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Table Talk #13

The latest edition of Table Tennis SA’s newsletter ‘Table Talk’ is available for download

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