Table Tennis Australia’s Spinneroos program introduces students to the dynamic sport of table tennis through a progressive range of fun and innovative lessons and activities.
With lesson plans that have been developed by leading Australian table tennis coaches and all content aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Spinneroos is an easy program to teach and learn.
Spinneroos is inspiring, engaging and FUN!
Spinneroos encompasses play, skill development and the game sense approach to ensure students have a great first experience with table tennis.
- Suitable for all ages and abilities
- Modified activities included (off-table and on-table)
- Pathway to join Spinneroos and Junior programs at local clubs
“We have been really fortunate to be involved in Table Tennis through the Sporting Schools program this term. The program has been able to give our students the opportunity to try a new sport that all students can access no matter their age, gender or ability level.”
Nicole Johnson, St Patrick’s School - Physical Education Coordinator
Spinneroos – Bounce into Table Tennis
The Spinneroos program can be delivered by a teacher at your school or an endorsed table tennis coach. The teacher delivered programs utilises the comprehensive Spinneroos 8-week lesson plans, which include detailed activity cards, skill progressions and modifications, game sense tips and reflection questions to support student development.
Inclusive Spinneroos in Schools program
Inclusive Spinneroos in Schools program is an adapted version of the Spinneroos program, catering for students with intellectual disabilities and autism. It has been designed by Table Tennis Australia in partnership with Special Olympics Australia for delivery in special education environments. Coaches are purposefully trained and provided with additional resources to deliver inclusive programs and to adapt activities to suit the needs of participating students.
Play Table Tennis at Home
Any table is a table tennis table!
Table Tennis is one of the few sports in the world that is light on resource on space. Table Tennis Australia (TTA) have created a Classroom & Home Guide that is specially designed for parents and teachers to introduce children to fun exercises that can be practiced at home.
Access the free play at home videos and guides on the Spinneroos website.
Schools can choose from a range of our equipment packages, or Table Tennis Australia can help customise a package to suit your Sporting Schools budget and program needs.
For more information, please contact Anshul Thakran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: All bookings are subject to a $150 booking administration fee.
With the support of Deaf Sports Australia, we can also facilitate an Active Deaf Kids program through Sporting Schools. To book, simply outline in the comments that you would like an Active Deaf Kids program.
Table Tennis Australia offers equipment options suitable for the school environment and with the flexibility to meet your school’s individual needs. The following equipment packs are available for purchase through Table Tennis Australia.
Spinneroos Basic Equipment Pack - $525
This pack is a great option to introduce students to Table Tennis and uses the philosophy that any table can be a Table Tennis table.
- 3 x retractable nets
- 16 x standard indoor rackets
- 100 standard balls
Spinneroos Standard Equipment Pack - $1,400
A great option if you want a bit more than the basic pack, but not quite as much as the premium pack!
- 2 x tables (& nets)
- 2 x retractable nets
- 20 x standard indoor rackets
- 100 x standard balls
Spinneroos Premium Equipment Pack - $1,970*
The perfect way to kit your school out with durable, premium equipment.
- 3 x tables (& nets)
- 20 x standard rackets
- 100 x standard balls
*Note that the premium pack requires co-contribution from the school, as schools can only spend a maximum of $1,500 (excl. GST) on supported equipment under each Sporting Schools grant.
Individual items of equipment can also be ordered to suit your school's needs, the items available include:
- Individual table and net - $465
- Table Tennis World Exterior- Outdoor Table - $750
- Le Jardin – Outdoor Table Tennis Table - $1,750**
- Red Spinneroos Indoor Rackets - $27
- Stiga Table Tennis Hobby Rackets - $13
- Forrester Spinneroos Outdoor Rackets - $30
- Box of 100 balls - $85 per box
- Extra large training balls (55mm) - $25 per dozen (available in limited quantities only)
- Large training balls (44mm) - $27.50 per dozen
- Spinneroos Retractable Nets - $29.50 each
- Ball scoop / net - $28.50 each
- 200mL Table Cleaning Solution - $29.50
- Access to Spinneroos online teaching resources - $80
**Note that the Le Jardin – Outdoor Table Tennis Table requires co-contribution from the school, as schools can only spend a maximum of $1,500 (excl. GST) on supported equipment under each Sporting Schools grant.
NOTE: Additional freight charges apply and will be confirmed upon order. All above prices include GST.
Visit the Table Tennis Australia website for more information.
Teachers can deliver table tennis in Sporting Schools (at the school they are normally employed) by meeting the requirements below.
- Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
- Confirm adequacy of insurance
- Purchase access into Table Tennis Australia’s Spinneroos Online Coaching platform.
To become a coach and deliver table tennis in Sporting Schools, please ensure you meet the following requirements, then register with Table Tennis Australia for coach consideration:
Table Tennis clubs who wish to become a coaching provider for Table Tennis Australia and deliver in Sporting Schools must meet the requirements below:
- Hold a valid ABN or declare ABN exempt
- Confirm adequacy of insurance
- Must be an affiliated table tennis club with their state/territory table tennis association.
NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual table tennis coach registration requirements.
Table Tennis Australia Resources
Spinneroos Online Teaching Resources
Teachers can access Table Tennis Australia’s Spinneroos Online Teaching Resources through our online coaching platform which includes comprehensive 4-8-week lesson plans, videos, and the latest resources to assist with the program delivery. The lesson plans include detailed activity cards, skill progressions and modifications, game sense tips and reflection questions to support student development. The para component of the program allows teachers to modify activities and skills to suit children with a disability.
The Spinneroos lesson plans have been developed by leading Australian table tennis able bodied and para coaches and all content is aligned to the Australian Curriculum, making Spinneroos an easy program to teach and learn.
Contact Table Tennis Australia to gain access to the Spinneroos Online Teaching Resources for only $80.
Table Tennis Disability Program
The Smash Down Barriers manual consists of six introductory lessons designed to assist teachers with any level of Para Table Tennis understanding, to deliver fun, safe and inclusive activities.
The Smash Down Barriers program is a sport-for-development program which aims to use table tennis as a tool to improve the lives of people with disabilities by increasing levels of physical activity providing leadership opportunities and promoting social inclusion.
Contact Table Tennis Australia to receive a FREE e-copy of this resource.
Table Tennis Australia
Contact: Anshul Thakran – National Participation Coordinator