2024 National Championships

Mandurah Aquatic & Recreation Centre
7th - 14th July

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Event Prospectus - Please expand the sections below for more information

Table Tennis Australia Ltd. (TTA) are the sole commercial rights holder of the 2024 National Championships.

Sunday 7 July 2024 to Sunday 14 July 2024

Mandurah Aquatic and Reccreation Stdium

 

Tournament Director: Phil Davis, phil@tabletennis.org.au

Tournament Controllers: Bev and Brian James, nationals@tabletennis.org.au

Table Tennis Australia Staff: Claire Montgomery, claire@tabletennis.org.au

TTA National Championships Regulations. Note the eligibility requirements:

  • Chapter 8 (team events)
  • Chapter 9 (individual events)
     
  • Friday 8 March 2024: Last day for Preliminary Entry Information for Team Events to be released.
  • Friday 29 March 2024: Last day for Preliminary Entries for Team Events to be submitted.
  • Friday 29 March 2024: Last day for Entry Forms for Individual Events to be released.
  • Friday 10 May 2024: Last day for Final Entries for Team Events to be submitted.
  • Friday 17 May 2024: Last day for Entries for Individual Events to be submitted.
  • Friday 7 June 2024: Last day to pay entry fees. Note: no athlete may participate if entry fees are not paid. TTA strictly enforces a ‘no pay, no play’ policy.
  • Friday 28 June 2024: Last day for TTA to release Event Draws for Senior, Youth and Junior events. NOTE: Draws for Para events to be released after Classification.
     

TEAM EVENTS:

All Team events will be played at the same time. Each athlete can only compete in one team event, e.g. an athlete cannot compete in a Junior team plus a Youth team, or a Para team plus an Open team etc.

 

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS:

OPEN – All athletes may compete. TTA recommends Junior and Para athletes also compete in Open events.

YOUTH – All athletes may compete (DOB permitting). TTA recommends Junior and Para athletes also compete in Youth events.

JUNIOR – Junior athletes may compete in up to two consecutive Junior age groups (DOB permitting), e.g. U11 and U13, U13 and U15, U15 and U17, or U17 and U19.

PARA – Para athletes may compete in Para events (Classification and/or DOB permitting).

NOTE: TTA will notify athletes directly where any event time clashes may arise due to scheduling.

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, based on final entry numbers 

  Sunday
7 July
Monday
8 July
Tuesday
9 July
Wednesday
10 July
Thursday
11 July
Friday
12 July
Saturday
13 July
Sunday
14 July
Para Classification Teams Teams Individuals Individuals      
Senior & Youth Teams Teams Teams Mixed Doubles Singles Singles  
Junior Teams Teams Teams Mixed Doubles Singles Singles Singles (3:00pm finish)

 

SENIOR EVENTS YOUTH EVENTS
Men’s Teams
Women’s Teams
Men’s Singles
Women’s Singles
Men’s Doubles
Women’s Doubles
Mixed Doubles    
U21 Men’s Teams
U21 Women’s Teams
U21 Men’s Singles
U21 Women’s Singles
U21 Men’s Doubles
U21 Women’s Doubles
U21 Mixed Doubles

 

JUNIOR EVENTS
U19 Boys’ Teams
U19 Girls’ Teams
U19 Boys’ Singles
U19 Girls’ Singles
U19 Boys’ Doubles
U19 Girls’ Doubles
U19 Mixed Doubles
U17 Boys’ Teams
U17 Girls’ Teams
U17 Boys’ Singles
U17 Girls’ Singles
U17 Boys’ Doubles
U17 Girls’ Doubles
U17 Mixed Doubles
U15 Boys’ Teams
U15 Girls’ Teams
U15 Boys’ Singles
U15 Girls’ Singles
U15 Boys’ Doubles
U15 Girls’ Doubles
U15 Mixed Doubles
U13 Boys’ Teams
U13 Girls’ Teams
U13 Boys’ Singles
U13 Girls’ Singles
U13 Boys’ Doubles
U13 Girls’ Doubles
U13 Mixed Doubles
U11 Boys’ Teams
U11 Girls’ Teams
U11 Boys’ Singles
U11 Girls’ Singles
U11 Boys’ Doubles
U11 Girls’ Doubles
U11 Mixed Doubles

 

PARA EVENTS
Open Singles Class 1 - 11 & Youth
Class 1 - 5 Men’s Wheelchair Singles
Class 1 - 5 Women’s Wheelchair Singles
Class 6 - 11 Men’s Standing Singles
Class 6 - 11 Women’s Standing Singles
Class 1 - 5 Youth U23 Wheelchair Singles
Class 6 - 11 Youth U23 Standing Singles
 
Open Doubles Class 1 - 11
Class 1 - 5 Men’s Wheelchair Doubles
Class 1 - 5 Women’s Wheelchair Doubles
Class 1 - 5 Mixed Wheelchair Doubles
Class 6 - 10 Men’s Standing Doubles
Class 6 - 10 Women’s Standing Doubles
Class 6 - 10 Mixed Standing Doubles
Class 11 Men’s Doubles
Class 11 Women’s Doubles
Class 11 Mixed Doubles
Class Singles 1 - 11
Class Singles will be organised into events upon completion of Classifications.
Teams Events
Class 1 - 11
Organised into events dependent on entries.

 

Accommodation is the responsibility of the participant. 

 

Quest Rockingham > are offering 12% off Best Available Rate (Subject to Availability). Let them know you will be participating in the Table Tennis Australia TTA Tour or Nationals event to receive the discount.

Flights and transportation are the responsibility of the participant. 

Supermarkets and restaurants are available near the venue, and there is an on-site canteen

Medals will be awarded for all events. A total prize pool of up to $13,000 will be available across Senior and Para events. The breakdown of prize money and the events for which prize money is offered is at the discretion of TTA. Prize money will not be awarded for Youth and Junior events.

NOTE: It is mandatory for all medal winners to attend their medal ceremony. Medals and prize money will not be awarded to athletes that do not attend their medal ceremony.

Official Equipment Sponsors: DHS and Nittaku
Tables: DHS T1223, Nittaku Hannover T168, SAN-EI Paragon Sensor
Balls: DHS DJ40+ 3-Star
 

Any participant withdrawing on Friday 7 June 2024 or earlier will be entitled to a full refund for entry fees.

Any participant withdrawing on Saturday 8 June 2024 or later will not be entitled to a refund for entry fees
 

There are no offical functions planned at this stage

The Event will be conducted in accordance with the TTA National Championships Regulations, the current Laws of Table Tennis and ITTF Rules and Regulations.

Team Events: All athletes must wear their State/Territory Team uniform.
NOTE: President’s Team members must wear the designated President’s Team shirt.

Individual Events: Athletes may wear any clothing that complies with ITTF Regulations, but National Team uniforms must not be worn (unless representing an international team).

All rackets must comply with ITTF regulations. Racket testing may be conducted.

Hospitals and medical centres are available near the venue.

A First Aid Officer will be present within the venue.
 

Participants release all rights, or rights held by their agents or sponsors, in all matters relating to television and web casting coverage, video and motion picture coverage, and photographic coverage of any kind to TTA.

In the context of betting, participants shall not, by any manner whatsoever infringe the principle of fair play, show unsporting conduct or attempt to influence the course or result of a competition or any part thereof in a manner contrary to sporting ethics. Any violation of this principle shall be disciplined according to provisions of ITTF Regulations 3.5.3.

All members, participants and non-participants are required to read and understand and agree to abide by the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found on the Sport Integrity Australia website (https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/what-we-do/anti-doping/world-anti-doping-code/australian-nationalanti-doping-policy), being the anti-doping policy adopted by TTA and applicable to all members, participants and non-participants.

All members, participants and non-participants are required to read and understand and agree to abide by the Australian National Anti-Doping Policy, effective from 1 January 2021, and found on the Sport Integrity Australia website (https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/what-we-do/anti-doping/world-anti-doping-code/australian-nationalanti-doping-policy), being the anti-doping policy adopted by TTA and applicable to all members, participants and non-participants.

TTA will not be liable for any additional expenditure incurred by individual players due to COVID-19. Any additional expenditure incurred as a result of COVID-19, e.g. quarantine requirements, flight changes, flight cancellation fees, accommodation cancellation fees etc., is the responsibility of the individual player.

No COVID-19 vaccination requirements are in place for this event.
 

What is Classification? 
Classification is an assessment process, which allows us to group athletes whose impairment causes similar limitations in a particular sport in order to allow for meaningful competition.

Classification requirements for the 2024 National Para Championships – Athletes with a Physical Impairment (Classes 1-10) are required to hold an eligible classification with a Sport Class Status of National Review (NR), National Fixed Review Date (NFRD) - 2023 or National Confirmed (NC) by the close of entries. Athletes without a classification, or who hold a National Review (NR), National Fixed Review Date (NFRD) - 2023 or a Provisional (PrR) status classification may enter, however will be required to attend Physical Impairment Athlete Evaluation at the competition to be eligible to compete.

Athletes with an Intellectual Impairment (Class 11) are required to hold an eligible Sport Inclusion Australia classification with a Sport Class Status of National Review (NR) or National Confirmed (NC) by the close of entries. Provisional (PrR) status classifications will not be eligible for entry. No classification will be offered at this event. Athletes must be a member of Sport Inclusion Australia to compete in this event. To arrange a classification please contact Sport Inclusion Australia by visiting their website: http://sportinclusionaustralia.org.au/ 

All Athletes in Classes 1-11 are advised to check whether they have been formally classified prior to entering the event. Refer to the Table Tennis Australia Classification master list at: click here .

Classification for Athletes with a physical impairment at this event
National level classification will be delivered for athletes with a physical impairment only.

Table Tennis Australia will determine which athletes are required to attend classification according to the Australian master list for Table Tennis.
Athletes with a physical impairment in classes 1-10 who are:

  • provisional (PrR) status
  • national fixed date review (FRD) status - 2024
  • national review (NR) status

will be seen by the National Classification Panel.

All Athletes that require classification will be scheduled for an assessment on Saturday 6 July 2024 and athletes who are scheduled must be available from the beginning of the classification period.

Athletes will be notified of the schedule via email no later than 1 week prior to the event.

Athletes must meet the Minimal Disability Criteria as defined by the ITTF Classification Rules to be eligible to compete at this event. If an athlete does not meet minimal eligibility during the classification evaluation period, they will be allowed to compete in the rounds but will not be eligible for finals or medals.

If an athlete disagrees with the final classification decision, the athlete will compete at the Nationals under the classification results determined by the National classification panel at this event.

What happens during a National classification evaluation?
Classification generally includes the following steps:

Medical Assessment Assessment of impairment Athletes will be asked
questions about their impairment and will be required to perform physical tests
Technical Assessment Assessment of events specific skills As required, athletes will be asked to perform specific skills that are specific to their sport e.g. demonstrating a forehand
Competition Assessment Observation and assessment of sport specific movement As required, classifiers will observe athletes in competition

Athletes should refer to the Preparing for Classification document that will be provided with the classification schedule for full details of what to expect and what to bring to classification:

  • Prior to being seen by the classification panel at the event, athletes will be required to read, sign and upload an Athlete Evaluation Consent Form onto a dedicated Dropbox folder.
  • Athletes are advised to bring an athlete representative to classification (parent, coach or other). This is a requirement for athletes under 18 years.

Medical documentation requirements for athletes with a physical impairment selected to attend classification evaluation (physical Impairment) at the event:

  • All athletes attending classification (except those with an obvious limb deficiency) will need to upload onto a dedicated Dropbox folder a letter or report from a specialist (e.g. neurologist, orthopaedic or spinal specialist) stating their diagnosis, and the physical signs. This letter / report should not be more than 5 years old.
  • All athletes under 18 with short stature (Achondroplasia or other conditions causing short stature) must upload onto a dedicated Dropbox folder a letter from their treating specialist (endocrinologist, paediatric rehabilitation consultant or orthopaedic specialist) outlining the details of their diagnosis and an estimated likely terminal height (i.e. height as an adult). Documentation must include a brief rationale for their estimation of this height and predicted growth curves compared to norms.

Where do I go for further information?