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The TOPS Table Tennis Program aims to introduce students to the dynamic sport of table tennis through a progressive range of fun and innovative lessons and activities.

The TOPS Table Tennis Program was developed according to National Curriculum encompassing play, skills development, the game and assessment to ensure complete student development in table tennis.

The program is comprehensive and offers all teachers and coaches an opportunity to learn and teach the fun and dynamic sport of table tennis.

TOPS Table Tennis

Your school can choose from a range of equipment and/or coaching packages, or Table Tennis Australia can help tailor a package to suit your Sporting Schools budget and program needs.

These packages are:

  • TOPS Coach Package (with or without equipment)
  • TOPS Teacher Package (with or without equipment)

Packages range from $50 to $2,240 and can be delivered by an endorsed coach or a teacher at your school. Note: All bookings are also subject to a $100 Booking Administration fee.

Teacher delivered programs utilise the TOPS e-coaching manual, a valuable resource designed to meet the needs of all teachers regardless of their table tennis knowledge, including lesson plans, activity cards, skill circuits and competition formats to support student development.

Equipment

Table Tennis Australia also offers equipment options suitable for the school environment and with the flexibility to meet your school’s individual needs. The following equipment packages are available for purchase through Table Tennis Australia and their national equipment partner Table Tennis World.

TOPS starter equipment package - $390

This package is a great option to introduce students to table tennis via a teacher delivered program and uses the TOPS philosophy that any table can be a table tennis table. The package includes;

  • Three retractable nets (suitable for use over existing classroom tables)
  • 16 rackets
  • 100 standard balls

Premium equipment package - $1,890

A great option to kit your school out with durable premium equipment

  • Three tables (including nets)
  • 25 rackets
  • 100 standard balls

Individual items

Individual items of equipment can also be ordered to suit your school’s needs, some of the items available include:

  • Individual table and net $390 each
  • SAN-EI Tibhar - Outdoor Table Tennis Table $649 each
  • Le Jardin – Outdoor Table Tennis Table $1,590 each
  • Individual standard rackets $22.50 each
  • Box of 100 balls $65 / box
  • Larger training balls (44mm) $25 / dozen
  • Retractable nets $25 each
  • TOPS e-Coaching Manual $50

NOTE: Freight charges apply and will be confirmed upon order.

Download the TOPS Table Tennis Program package information or visit the Table Tennis Australia website for more information and to order.

School students with table tennis equipment
Teachers

Teachers can deliver table tennis in Sporting Schools (at the school they ar normally employed) by meeting the requirements below.

  • Hold a valid state and/or territory teacher registration
  • Confirm adequacy of insurance
  • Purchase TOPS Table Tennis e-Coaching Manual
Coaches

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:

Coaching Providers

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. Table Tennis Australia is not currently endorsing any new external (non-club) coaching providers.

NOTE: All coaches that operate under the coaching provider must meet individual table tennis coach registration requirements.

Table Tennis Australia Resources

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 order a free copy of the manual.

The Tops Table Tennis e-coaching manual, is a comprehensive program resource that provides teachers and coaches an opportunity to learn and teach the fun and dynamic sport of Table Tennis.

The manual includes national curriculum resources, lesson plans, activity cards, skill circuits and competition formats to introduce table tennis to young people in an enjoyable learning environment. Contact Table Tennis Australia to order a PDF copy of the manual for $50.

Table Tennis Australia

Contact: Egon Loh - National Participation & Development Coordinator
Email: egon@tabletennis.org.au
Phone: 0456 085 589

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Phone: 1300 785 707
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