SATTOC held its AGM on Sunday, 3 December 2023. As usual there was good attendance with Zoom available to those members country based or currently out of the country. Delivery of the Annual Report portayed a positive year where several current members improved their accreditation level, 2 new State Umpires joined our ranks, and SATTOC is embracing its role / responsibility in having trained tournament controllers within its membership. After serving SATTOC for many years as President, Greg Bungey thought it time to step down from the role encouraging new blood to take up the reigns of the role of President. Young gun Stephen Gregory (Gooba) stepped forward and was voted in as President for the 2023 / 2024 period.

Following a chat over lunch, the afternoon education session provided members the opportunity to go through a new 'Basic Rules' online course recently released by TTA. Members gained an appreciation of the ability to login to the TTSA Revolutionize Sport portal and use 'Spin Academy' to access the new etrainu online course. Greg then took control of the laptop and privided members a look behind the scenes of the TTSA Revolutionize Sport portal to appreciate its features as a sports management package.

A good day had by all. For those interested, an exract of the Annual Report has been placed on the offciating 'documents & links' page on this website.



Congratulations to Dr Wing Au, Lenore Roder and Stephen Gregory (Gooba) on their slecttion to officiate at the National Senior, Youth, Junior & Para Championships 2023 held at Sydney Olmpic Park. Recent accredited State Umpire Adolfus Padamadan also was called in to action across the week of the Championships. Meanwhile, Dani Hopkins finished the practical component of her National Umpires accreditation while at the Championships. The Nationals had 2 courts live streaming acoss the week. For the most part Wing and Lenore (and occasionally Stephen) found themselves umpiring on those courts. Well done Team SATTOC. 


SATTOC held its AGM this morning, Sunday 27th November 2022 at the Maid of Auckland Hotel function room. Following standard AGM business, everyone enjoyed lunch and a chat prior to commencing an education session in the afternoon. An extract from the Annual Report has been placed on the 'Documents & Links' SATTOC page.

The education was one of introducing those in attendance to the various forms of technology creeping in to table tennis (eg logging in to TTSA Revsport and working with Moodle). The opportunity was also taken to have an online Zoom session with Claire Montgomery who recently joined TTA as National Participation and Development Coordinator. Claire provided the meeting with a insight to Revsport and it potential and how technology will impact officiating going forward.


Pictured above is SATTOC President Greg Bungey presenting newly qualified State Umpire Frances Norton with her SATTOC polo top and  equipment pack (stop watch / cards / badges). Frances was one of 13 participants (which included 5 Tasmanian participants) who attended an online Zoom course and undertook a Moodle delivered online exam. This was the first time State & National Umpire exams have been delivered online.

The blended learning approach was delivered by Dr Wing Au and proved very successful as it allowed SA country participants to fulfill most of course requirements from the comfort of their home. Most of the participants are on track to complete all aspects of either their State or National Umpire accreditation in 2023.

Meeting the practical components of each course is difficicult this time of year. But expect to hear about more new SA State Umpires as we move in to 2023. Similarly, expect to hear about several current SA State Umpires achieving National Umpire accreditation in 2023.


The key event in SA for SATTOC in 2022 was the Commonwealth Games Selection Trials, held at the Houghton Table Tennis Club on the weekend of 14 & 15 May 2022. Wing fulfilled the Deputy Referee role, while Lenore, Eva, Dani, and Stephen undertook umpiring duties. The event was showcased by TTA with live streaming on both days. 


The image above shows President, Greg Bungey presenting a 'Certificate of Appreciation to Richard Grant who announced his retirement from officiating effective the end of the 2021 season. Richard was a long-serving umpire at countless sanctioned tournaments over the life of his membership. Richard also served as Vice President of STTOC in recent years. We wish him well in his retirement from officiating.