2024 TTA Tour

“Welcome to the Next Level” 

 

The TTA Tour provides national level competition opportunities for National Squad and non-National Squad athletes alike, with events being professionally presented and managed by TTA.

Four TTA Tour events will be played in 2024: Canberra, Geelong, Sydney, Mandurah and Brisbane.

Key features of the TTA Tour are:

  • Livestreamed matches.
  • All events have National Title status.
  • Singles events only, mirroring the age groups/classes played at the National Championships.
  • Strong prizemoney for Open events.
  • Capped entries to ensure fully timed matches, with event schedules and draws published in advance.
  • Played over one weekend, with each age group/class played in a designated timeslot.
  • Open to all, irrespective of citizenship status.

 

Spectators are more than welcome to come along - and it's free!

We just ask that you be respectful of all the participants and the fields of play:

  • Do not go onto the courts
  • No flash photography
  • No white clothing
  • Sit only in the seating area
Geelong, VIC Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April 2024 Geelong TTA Online Entry Form >
Sydney, NSW Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2024 Sydney Olympic Park Online Entry Form >
Canberra, ACT Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June 2024 Canberra Online Entry Form >
Mandurah, WA Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2024 MARC Online Entry Form >
Brisbane, QLD Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2024 Brisbane TTA Online Entry Form >

Available on the TTA Policies page on the TTA website are the TTA Tour Regulations (please read carefully, especially the Appendix 1 section).

Time before the event  
12 weeks Entries Open
6 weeks Final date for the Online Entry Form to be submitted
4 weeks Final date for TTA to publish a list of all accepted entries for each event ** and a list of all reserve players for each event.
3 weeks Final date for entry fees to be paid for all accepted entries.
1 week Final date for TTA to release event draws. 
  Date of Event

 

** NOTE When determining the which entries will be accepted, the National Selection Panel shall rank all players entered into each event in order of playing strength, using the most current National Ranking List. The National Selection Panel may use any other reliable information where the National Ranking List is deemed to be insufficient, e.g. for international players or for new/unranked players.

  • The TTA Tour is open to any player registered (at the highest level) with a State/Territory Association.
  • The TTA Tour is open to any player registered with an association affiliated with the International Table Tennis Federation (“ITTF”).
    • International Players please email claire@tabletennis.org.au to be issued with a TTA National Member ID.
    • Please provide relevant documentation from home association to prove membership and permission to enter.
    • Please provide your full name, gender, email, country, DOB, Ratings Central ID and a letter form your National Body in that email.
  • To play in an age event where the relevant age is denoted as “under”, a player must be under the relevant age as of the 31st day of December of the previous year in which the TTA Tour event is to be held.
  • In order to play in a Class event (Para only), a player must hold either a National or Internaitonal classification confirmed or review status, or at a minimum a provisional classification. To enquire about getting classified please email Kara Retford (TTA National Development Coordinator – Para) – kara@tabletennis.org.au and for further information on classification >

All matches are Best of 5

The events offered and the maximum number of entries that will be accepted for each event are: 

Event Max. Entries* Max Seeds
Open Men's & Women's Singles 32 8
U21, U19, U17, U15 Boys' & Girls' Singles 28 8
U13, U11 Boys' & Girls' Singles 24 8
Class 1-5, 6-11 Men's & Women's Singles (Para)    12 4

 

Seeds may receive a bye in the Round Robin stage.  

All remaining players will compete in groups of 4, with the top 2 players from each group progressing to the main draw. If the number of players is not evenly divisible by 4, then some groups may be played as groups of 3, with the top 2 players from such groups progressing to the main draw. 

Matches commence from a maximum of the Round of 32 (Open) or Round of 16 (U21-U11) or Quarters (Para) and shall be played as a straight knock-out until completion.

 

*Note Maximum Entry numbers may be increased for some Tour events

EVENT SCHEDULE:

The Event Schedule is subject to change depending on the number of entries received. Please see Official draw after entries have closed.

NOTE: Each player can play a maximum of one event in the morning session and a maximum of one event in the afternoon/evening session. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE:

    Groups Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Gold/Bronze Medal Ceremony
Saturday U15's & U11's 8:30am   11:00a m 11:45am 12:30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm
  Open & U17's 2.15pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday U19's & U13's 8:30am   11:00am 11:45am 12:30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm
  U21's & Para 2.15pm   4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.45pm

 

New Schedule (From Canberra onwards): 

    Groups Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Gold/Bronze Medal Ceremony
Saturday U19's & U11's 8:30am   11:00a m 11:45am 12:30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm
  Open & U15's 2.15pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.45pm 8.30pm
Sunday U21's & U13's 8:30am   11:00am 11:45am 12:30pm 1.15pm 2.00pm
  U17's & Para 2.15pm   4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.45pm

ENTRY FEES

A flat rate of $46 will be charged for entry into each event. For example, a player entering one event will be charged $46 and a player entering two events will be charged $92 etc.

 

An invoice will be sent to all accepted entrants following TTA publishing the list of all accepted entries.

Medallions will be presented to the winner, runner up and third place for all events. 

Prize Money will be allocated as follows:

Men's Singles Winner = $1,000 Runner Up = $500 Third Place = $250 Fourth Place = $125
Women's Singles Winner = $1,000 Runner Up = $500 Third Place = $250 Fourth Place = $125

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.

Any Event Withdrawals on 14 days or earlier will be entitled to a full refund for entry fees.

Any Event Withdrawals on 13 days or later will not be entitled to a refund for entry fees.

Flights, Accommodation & Transportation are the responsibility of the individual player.

Supermarkets and restaurants are available near the venues.

Geelong - Quest Geelong Central > are offering 20% off Best Available Rate (Subject to Availability), for stays 1st - 17th April 2024. Let them know you will be participating in the Table Tennis Australia TTA National Hopes event to receive the discount.

Sydney - Quest Sydney Olympic Park > are offering 12% off Best Available Rate (Subject to Availability), please call them directly to book or email reservations.sop@questapartments.com.au and they can assist further. Let them know you will be participating in the Table Tennis Australia TTA Tour event to receive the discount.

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

Mandurah - 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.

Brisbane - Quest Breakfast Creek > 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.

The Event will be conducted in accordance with the TTA Tour Regulations, the current Laws of Table Tennis and ITTF Rules and Regulations. Clothing Players must wear clothing that complies with ITTF Regulations.

All rackets need to be compliant with ITTF regulations. Racket control testing may be conducted.

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, being the anti-doping policy adopted by TTA and applicable to all members, participants and non-participants.