South African Table Tennis Board

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South African Table Tennis Board
South African Table Tennis Board.jpeg
SportTable Tennis
JurisdictionSouth Africa
AbbreviationSATTB
Founded1948 (1948)
AffiliationITTF
Affiliation date1950[1]
HeadquartersPretoria
PresidentYusuf Carrim[2]
Official website
www.tabletennis.co.za
South Africa

The South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) is the national governing body responsible for table tennis in South Africa. The organisation has been affiliated to both the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) since 1950, and the African Table Tennis Federation. SATTB is based in Pretoria.

History[edit]

The unification between the then South African Table Tennis Union (SATTU) founded in 1939 and the South African Table Tennis Board (SATTB) established in 1948 occurred in 1991.[3] SATTU got affiliated to South African National Olympic Committee (SANOC) and the Confederation of South African Sports (COSAS), while SATTB got affiliated to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), African Table Tennis Federation (ATTF), and National Olympic Sports Congress (NOSC). SATTB was a member of both the ITTF and ATTF during the apartheid-era period of isolation.

Subsequent to unification, South Africa received two wild cards to the 1992 Summer Olympics with Louis Boha (SATTU) and Cheryl Roberts (SATTB) as representatives.[4] SATTB is registered with SASCOC as the officially recognised governing body.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory, ITTF, accessed 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ National Executive Members, SATTB, accessed 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ Our History, SATTB, accessed 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ South Africa Table Tennis at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, Sports Reference, accessed 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ South African Table Tennis Board, SASCOC, accessed 21 September 2017.

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