Development and High Performance

South Australia has a long and proud tradition of producing elite athletes that have competed on the national and international scene. To encourage this tradition to continue, Table Tennis South Australia (TTSA), in partnership with Table Tennis Australia (TTA) at the time, established a South Australian High Performance Squad (SAHPS) in 2006. The intent of the program is to provide a pathway for athletes to progress to a nationally competitive standard. In addition to this, the program aims to ensure athletes are supported during their playing career as well as post their competitive career by providing them insights into coaching and other educational initiatives.

There have been a number of highlights over the years including selection in National Junior Teams, Australian Champions, Olympic and international representation and a host of other national and international achievements.

The appointed coaches are Paul Langley (Level 3 ASC Coach, Section Manager and Assistant Coach – Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, National Assistant Coach and Team Manager from 2006 – 2012. Member of Table Tennis Australia’s High Performance Committee) and David Lowe – Level 2 ASC Coach.

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).

More information:


2019 State Appointments


Paul Langley – Coach/Team Manager
Kevin Malyschko – Assistant Coach


Paton Wilson – Coach/Team Manager


Paul Langley – Coach
Cynthia Langley – Team Manager


Paton Wilson – Coach/Team Manager

State Selectors

Paul Langley
Cynthia Langley (Chair)
Kevin Malyschko

Open & Youth
Cynthia Langley (Chair)
Paul Langley
Kevin Malyschko

Cynthia Langley (Chair)
Julie Coombes
Paul Langley

2019 High Performance Squad

Tier 1 – High Performance

Coach – Mr Paul Langley (Olympian, 20+ Australian Champion, 3+ Oceania Champion International Representative, Level 3 Coach)

  • Isaiah Lee
  • Jayden Truong
  • Sally Du
  • Michelle Chan
  • Jasmine Fung
  • Jennifer Nguyen
  • Lucas Milsom
  • Royce Goh
  • Hanna Goh
  • Anushka Mudalige
  • Toby Mills


Tier 2 – Development Squad

Coach – Mr Kevin Malyschko (State Assistant Coach, State Representative, Level 1 Coach)


  • Sebastian Bellido
  • Anthony Freegard
  • Thomas Mitev
  • Max Thomas
  • Owen Davies
  • Samadhi Chandrasena
  • Mihiri Vishwachandra
  • Joseph Harris
  • Charlie Gong
  • Cam Thomas
  • Alana Burrows

Tier 3 – Emerging Athletes

Coach – Mr Jordan Hua


  • Thomas Woodcock
  • Bryant Wu
  • Tyler Willis
  • Aiden Willis
  • Glen Li
  • Michael Curle
  • George Foundas
  • Ethan Cherrington
  • Oscar Chen
  • Yimo Liu
  • Oliver Byrne
  • Sophie Byrne

High Performance Para Squad

Head Coach: Paton Wilson
Assistant Coach: Sam Von Einem


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