Technical Officials Committee (TOC)

TOC is the overarching body for umpires, referees and tournament organisers.

The Technical Officials Committee (TOC) is the overarching body for umpires, referees and tournament organisers in England. Their primary responsibilities are as follows:

  1. To support the delivery of the Table Tennis England officiating strategy and ensure selections and decisions are aligned to the strategy
  1. To support the organisation of courses and seminars for the recruitment, retention and training of technical officials, including working with the Table Tennis England representative to identify locations of courses and appoint tutors and assessors.
  1. To appoint officials (referees and umpires) to national and hosted events as required by the TTE Competitions & Events Dep’t
  1. To nominate umpires and referees to fulfil invitations to foreign events.
  1. To arbitrate on behalf of the Board on questions of rule interpretation relating to play.
  1. To provide support in maintaining records of qualified technical officials
  1. To work with the Tournament Approval Panel in support of its terms of reference

The full Terms of Reference of the committee can be downloaded below.


Brian Jackson (Chairman)
Dave Cochrane (Secretary – click to contact TOC)
Dave Edwards
Harry Jutle
Johanna Outhwaite
Dan Bullen
Lyndsey Simpson
Greg Yarnall
Chris Newton (staff member)
Tom Purcell (Board member)
Karen Tonge MBE (training & development co-ordinator)


Total Attachments: 11

TOC Terms of Reference - November 2020

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Size: 196 KB

TOC Newsletter 2018

Type: pdf
Size: 980 KB

TOC Newsletter 2017

Type: pdf
Size: 326 KB

TOC Newsletter 2016

Type: pdf
Size: 714 KB

TOC Newsletter 2015

Type: pdf
Size: 440 KB

TOC Newsletter 2014

Type: pdf
Size: 573 KB

TOC Newsletter 2013

Type: pdf
Size: 404 KB

TOC Newsletter 2012

Type: pdf
Size: 402 KB

TOC Newsletter 2011

Type: pdf
Size: 112 KB

TOC Newsletter 2010

Type: pdf
Size: 88 KB

TOC Newsletter 2009

Type: pdf
Size: 90 KB