High Perfomance/ Athlete Pathways

South Australia has a long and proud tradition of producing elite athletes that have competed on the national and international scene including olypmpic representation.  

In 2006 Table Tennis South Australia (TTSA) established the South Australian High Performance Squad (SAHPS) with the intent of the program to provide a pathway for athletes to progress to a nationally competitive standard.

The program also aimed to ensure athletes are supported during and post playing career by providing them insights into coaching and other educational initiatives.

The program has been led by Paul Langley OLY who represented Australia from 1990 until 2002 and included Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Championships, World Cups, Asian Championships and Oceania Championships.   Paul has won over 30+ national titles and has been recognised with numerous state and national honours.  

Paul was Australian Team Manager and Assistant National Coach from 2006 - 2012 including at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.  


2021 State Appointments

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Athlete Pathways

Table Tennis South Australia has developed an athlete pathway which is based on Table Tennis Australia’s (TTA) FTEM Pathway.  Foundations, Talent, Elite & Mastery (FTEM) is representative of the “whole of sport” pathway from common and unique phases of development for participants at the active lifestyle, sport and high performance sport phases.  The framework has been generated by sport practitioners of the AIS Athlete Pathway Development team to address the current shortfalls in applied research and practice specific to athlete development. The FTEM framework consists of 4 stages of the skill and performance development of sporting participants with a further 10 smaller stages. These are:

  • Foundations (F1, F2 and F3)
  • Talent (T1, T2, T3 and T4)
  • Elite (E1 and E2)
  • Mastery (M).

State Selectors

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Open & Youth
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High Performance Squad

Tier 1 – High Performance

- Paul Langley (Level 3)
- Kevin Malyschko (Level 1)

  • Alana Burrows
  • Serena Fong
  • Sally Du
  • Anthony Freegard
  • Jasmine Fung
  • Hanna Goh
  • Royce Goh
  • Isaiah Lee
  • Lucas Milsom
  • Jayden Truong
  • Michelle Chan
  • Owen Davies
  • Thomas Mitev
  • Nathan Fong


Tier 2 – Development Squad

- Paul Langley (Level 3)
- Kevin Malyschko (Level 1)

  • Bryant Wu
  • Oliver Byrne
  • Ethan Cherrington
  • Charlie Gong
  • Max Thomas
  • Cam Thomas

Tier 3 – Emerging Athletes
- Jordan Hua (Level 1)
- Kay Crowell (Level 2)


  • Max Beames
  • Haydon Brown
  • Sofie Byrne
  • Oscar Chen
  • Luke Chen
  • Tom Davies
  • Jayliah Do
  • Tom Kluska
  • Glen Li
  • Yimo Liu
  • Callum Robertson
  • Noah Shrowder
  • Peter Zhang

High Performance Para Squad

- Paton Wilson (Level 1)

  • Sam von Einem
  • Connor Holdback
  • Amanda Tscharke
  • Caleb Crowden
  • James Chapman
  • Hayley Sands

More Information:

Training Planning

Coaches Forum Presentation

Coaches Forum #2

Goal Setting Workshop


Athlete - Pathway - In - Pictures.pdf

Top 10 - Tips - For - Parents.pdf