Officiating (SATTOC)

The South Australian Table Tennis Officiating Committee (SATTOC) is an affiliate of Table Tennis SA. SATTOC was formed in excess of 20 years ago to foster the provision of qualified officials at TTSA sanctioned tournaments and major table tennis events hosted by South Australia.

SATTOC is continually looking for persons seeking to undertake officiating activity, gain accreditation and help share the annual tournament officiating workload in SA.

For those who wish to extend the boundaries of officiating, on obtaining international accrediatation, opportunities exist to go overseas and umpire at World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Olympics and ITTF circuit events.

SATTOC umpires Wing Au, Lenore Roder and Glenn Errington have been attending major TTA events during 2017 to gain valuable high level officiating experience in preparation for officiating at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Glenn and Wing at Australian Top 10 event

Sadly SATTOC wishes to acknowledge the passing of member and accredited State Umpire Joe Hoad who over many years has given so much to table tennis in SA. Joe will particularly be remembered for his valued table tennis coaching work with athletes with a disability. Rest in peace, you will be missed.

Legal Serving

While there is quite a few elements to serving legally, focus on the following keys aspects.

1. start with the ball in a stationary position in the palm of your hand above the height of the table and behind the endline.

2. project the ball near vertical at least 16 cm in height, and

3. ensure your free hand is removed out of the way upon projecting the ball

Maintaining a Legal Bat

General Concept – any damage is minimal, less than 2mm in size. Only minor damage acceptable

1. No pieces of rubber missing / torn rubber

2. No exposed wood on the edges of the blade surfaces

3. Wood from the side of the blade is not missing or damaged, and

4. Pimpled rubber – groups of pimples not missing.

Serving -The Dont’s

1. Do not throw the ball backwards on projecting the ball

2. Do not carry the ball up, throw it up

3. Do not hold the ball in your fingers or closed hand, use an open palm, and

4. Do not hold the ball below the table or project it upwards over the table

Table Tennis Laws

Are you aware accidental double hitting is OK?

The Laws of Table Tennis [2.10.1.6]

If you move the playing surface during a point, you lose that point.

The Laws of Table Tennis [2.10.1.8]

You can have any size bat, as long as it complies, good luck finding a single sheet of rubber!!

The Laws of Table Tennis [2.4.1]

Links and Documents

Greg Bungey

Greg Bungey

SATTOC President

Enquiries To Become A Qualified Umpire:

Maurice Quinn

Secretary/Treasurer, SATTOC.

Email : sattoc@tabletennissa.org.au

Phone : 0411 042 320

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