Table Tennis Australia

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Table Tennis Australia
TTA
Table Tennis Australia logo.jpg
Sport Table tennis
Jurisdiction Australia
Founded  ()
Affiliation ITTF
Affiliation date 1936
Regional affiliation OTTF
Headquarters Milton, Queensland
President Will Goodier
Chief Exec Peter Marriott
Coach Jens Lang
Official website
www.tabletennis.org.au
Australia

Table Tennis Australia is the National Sporting Organisation for the Sport of Table Tennis in Australia and is affiliated with both the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) which oversees the international governance and development of Table Tennis and the OTTF (Oceania Table Tennis Federation) which oversees the sport development at a regional level.

History[edit]

In 1923, the South Australian Table Tennis Association and the Queensland Association were formed. The Victorian Table Tennis Association began its operations in 1925 and New South Wales in 1930. Following interstate visits by these four associations, the Australian Board of Control was formed in 1933. In 1936, affiliation with the International Table Tennis Federation was made. In 1937, the Board of Control was reconstructed into the Australian Table Tennis Association. Table tennis on an organised basis came to a standstill because of World War II; however the game was played extensively in defence camps and for charitable purposes. To revive the game after the war, a special meeting was held in 1947, and the Constitution was revised and General Regulations were adopted.[1] In 1994, the body took its current name of Table Tennis Australia Inc.[2]

State bodies[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Each year there are a number of National Championships run by TTA for each Age Grouping

Junior Youth Senior Veteran AWD
Under 18 Under 21 Open Age Over 40 Class 1-11
Under 15 Over 50
Under 13 Over 60
Over 65
Over 70
Over 75
Over 80

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, Doug (March 1985). "A Short History of Table Tennis in Australia". Australian Table Tennis magazine (Australian Table Tennis Association). Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Administration History" (pdf). Table Tennis Australia Annual Report 2005 (Table Tennis Australia): 70. 2005. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

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