Courses for schools

Table Tennis England run a number of courses for schools. Courses range in skills and outcomes, whether it a pupils first step into coaching or officiating, or up-skilling teachers in how to engage students through table tennis.

To find out more about the courses click on the titles below, then register your interest using the form at the bottom of this page.

Table Tennis Leadership Award

The TT Networker course could be the first step on the coaching, officiating or tournament organising administration ladder for young people assisting at table tennis clubs, after school clubs, youth centres or school holiday schemes.

Some participants will have taken a Sports Leaders Award (formerly CSLA) and should have developed good communication, leadership, organisational and motivational skills across a range of sporting activities. This course will help them to apply those skills in a Table Tennis context.

The TT Networker Award course covers: Leadership Skills (recap), Health and Safety, Equipment, Learning to Play, Table Tennis Laws and Scoring, Organising Table Tennis Activities (fun games, competition formats, school festivals, skills awards), Volunteering (developing your skills), Selling points of Table Tennis, Where next – local playing and volunteering opportunities.

Duration: 6 hours

Cost: £350 for up to 12 people, plus £30 for every additional person up to a maximum of 16 people

Young Officials Award

The Table Tennis England Young Officials Award has been produced in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, it’s main aim is to encourage more young people into umpiring and officiating in Table Tennis.

The four hour course covers:

  • how to organise and deliver a wide variety of competition formats, which can be used in schools and clubs such as; Butterfly Skills Circuit, top table, ladder and group/knockout competitions.
  • an introduction to basic umpiring skills.

To apply for this course please complete the form below.

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: £350 for up to 12 people, plus £30 for every additional person up to a maximum of 16 people

Junior Umpire Award

The Junior Umpire Award is open to all young people. It is designed to improve knowledge and test practical skills in the umpiring of table tennis.

The award may be used as part of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Table Tennis, Sport Leaders Uk awards (formerly CSLA), Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Young Officials Award and TT Networker – Table Tennis Youth Leadership Award.

There is no minimum age restriction and playing experience is not required.

Umpiring can be a most rewarding and enjoyable experience and England has some of the most highly respected umpires in the world. Opportunities to use umpiring skills are available in clubs, leagues and in many competitions across England . The ambitious can umpire abroad at international matches, world championships and even at the Olympic Games.

To run the course, download a copy of the Junior Umpire Award test paper from here.

Once you have run a Junior Umpire Award, please use the links below to complete the qualification.

Click here to upload candidate details for certificates

Click here to pay for your course

Teachers Award

Our new ‘Teachers Award’ is currently under construction and will be ready to roll out for the new school term in September. This award is suitable for qualified or student teachers, it is mainly a practical course and provides an introduction to table tennis with ideas of how to engage students through coaching fun activities and games.

The learning programme is intended to be flexible to suit the needs of the target audience. For example, teachers working at key stages 3 & 4 may be more interested in how to develop the basic strokes, whereas those working at key stage 2 may want to focus on learning through fun games.

To enquire about booking a course at your school, please complete the form below. The cost for a school to run their own course is £325 (approx. £27 p/p) for up to 12 people (can book on more teachers at an additional cost)

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £350 for up to 12 people, plus £30 for every additional person up to a maximum of 16 people


How can my school run a course?

If you are interested in running any of the courses listed on this page then let us know by completing the form below.

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