Officials News Articles

  • Bursary will help more female coaches to qualify

    April 24, 2019

    Women and girls can get help to take steps into a coaching career through the Table Tennis England Female Coaching Bursary, launched today.

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  • Conference a big success

    April 10, 2019

    Our National Club, Coach and Volunteer Conference brought together people from all walks of the sport for a positive weekend of networking, workshops and sharing best practice.

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  • Nico delighted to get Blue Badge status

    April 9, 2019

    Nico Caltabiano has reached the elite level of world umpiring after achieving his Blue Badge status.

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  • Book your place at our Conference – it’s a win-win!

    March 6, 2019

    Our National Conference is shaping up to be THE place to be – and if you book your place now, you could win a £100 Tees Sport voucher!

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  • National Conference open for bookings!

    January 10, 2019

    An exciting agenda is coming together for our National Conference – and now is the time to book your place!

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  • Can you follow our official pathway to the Commonwealths?

    Table Tennis England is launching a series of umpire training courses primarily aimed at under-25s and females and which could open up a pathway to officiating at major international events including the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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  • Your chance to shape the sport’s future!

    November 15, 2018

    If you have bags of expertise and experience in table tennis, then we would like you to help shape the sport’s future!

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  • New website launched to help officials

    August 2, 2018

    Table tennis officials now have a one-stop platform where they can keep their career records up to date, find out about additional qualifications and let us know which competitions they are officiating at.

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  • Obituary: Gill Smith, doyenne of British League

    July 10, 2018

    Gill Smith, a stalwart of the British League and a Table Tennis England Vice-President, has died at the age of 78.

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  • English officials join international ranks

    June 13, 2018

    English umpires Dave Evans, Kim Mudge and Lester Smith have passed their International Umpire Exams.

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  • Update for Referees and Tournament Organisers

    May 25, 2018

    The Tournament Approval Panel have realigned some of their responsibilities and would ask you to note the following changes.

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  • Time to nominate your unsung heroes!

    April 26, 2018

    Our annual Pride of Table Tennis Awards, which honour people and organisations who impact positively on others through table tennis, are now open for nominations.

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  • Obituary: Steve Welch, renowned official

    April 3, 2018

    It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death on Saturday of Steve Welch. Steve was one of the foremost officials in recent times and his list of appointments is long and impressive.

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  • Obituary: Doug Young, ‘gentleman referee’

    February 28, 2018

    The loveliest of men and one of our top-class referees, Doug Young, passed away on 10th February in Worcester.

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  • After 58 years’ service, Colin Clemett retires from TOC

    October 18, 2017

    After an extraordinary 58 years and more than 200 meetings, Colin Clemett has retired as Secretary of the Technical Officials Committee.

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  • Sign up for one of our new umpires’ courses

    August 9, 2017

    If you want to enjoy table tennis from the best seat in the house, now is the time to enrol on one of our upcoming umpires’ courses.

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  • Obituary: John Lawton, International Umpire

    May 17, 2017

    Tributes have been paid to International Umpire John Lawton, who has died at the age of 75.

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  • Harry Jutle’s Blue Badge journey

    May 3, 2017

    Table Tennis England umpire Harry Jutle describes his journey to becoming an ITTF Blue Badge Umpire.

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  • Steve Welch honoured at officials’ awards night

    November 5, 2016

    Steve Welch has won the Pat Smith School Sport Official Award at the Sports Officials UK Awards.

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  • Coaching rule change guidance released

    October 5, 2016

    As of October 1, the ITTF Regulation governing advice given by coaches to players during matches has changed.

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Guidance on giving advice during a table tennis match

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ITTF Advice Regulations 2016

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