Table Tennis SA News

Expression of interest 2019 National Veterans

TTSA 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 2019 State Veterans Team Manager, Mrs Cynthia Langley by Sunday 14th July 2019. 

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In accordance with the State Team Regulations, and performances throughout the year, the following players have been selected in the South Australian State Junior Team to compete at the 2019 Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships. With over 200 participants, the Australian Junior Table Tennis Championships promises to be a great event and I know your contribution will do the whole South Australian Table Tennis community proud.  Attached as Attachment A is the SA Junior Teams.TTSA, and the Table Tennis community wishes you every success at the Championships and looks forward to supporting you at the event!

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Upcoming coaching courses

TTSA is holding the following coaching courses.

Tops Course – 9th February 2019 at East Adelaide commencing at 9am (Cost is $150 and includes all materials and workbooks)

Level 1 Coaching Course –  16 – 17th February at East Adelaide (Cost is $250 and includes all materials and workbooks)

Please contact Kay Crowell (Coaching Direct)or to register your interest at or 0414 800 372.

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Travel assistance for country juniors

The Country Table Tennis Committee (CTTC) would like to offer to country Juniors $100 to contribute towards travel / accommodation to any state event, including state training.

A Junior can claim for one such event in 2018 and one in 2019.

It is also understood that there are a couple of para players participation in international events. CTTC would also like to offer $100 to those players, for participating in such an event.

Form letters are attached, for use by eligible players. Forms will need to be filled out and returned to CTTC Secretary Sally Kunze: or PO Box 1068 Port Lincoln, SA 5606.

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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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