I Membership I
Objectives & Rules
I Players I
News I Courses
rules and Action Plan
To be considered the best table tennis association in Queensland.
To help table tennis players of all races and backgrounds to achieve
their maximum potential
- first of all athletically, but also educationally and as individuals.
- First of all to involve children in table tennis as a sport, with
emphasis on fitness and competitive skills
- To give the children, and also their parents, a positive feeling
of social belonging to a sound, safe and pleasant environment
- Attract and look after children with indigenous background as
well as other children.
- Also be an attractive alternative for adult players
- To be a better alternative because of better coaching, better
competitions and better ability to look after the players
Academy shall strive for the highest level of professionalism
The Academy will strive to operate its programs at the highest competitive
levels while simultaneously providing athletes with stimulating
programs and sound support services.
Through training and competitive activities, the Academy hopes to
teach several values: An appreciation for the benefits of hard work,
motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations;
a sense of group loyalty and the ability to work as a team; a feeling
of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; an appreciation
for cultural diversity, human development and learning; and a sense
of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and
Through competitions and national and international exchanges the
Academy shall strive to provide the athletes with the opportunity
to test themselves against, and learn from, the best in their sport.
The Academy will strive to help the athletes in their personal environment
besides the sport, and also work to bring positive recognition for
their sport and the Academy at local, regional and national levels.
There are no specific selection criteria for established players
to become a member of the Academy, but they must understand, and
commit to, the adherence criteria. The Academy is first of all for
the athletes that are seriously aiming to achieve their maximum
potential in their sport. Acceptance will be at the discretion of
the head coach.
Everybody is welcome to join in beginners courses but these shall
be primarily for children at primary school age.
To be a member of the Academy the athletes must fulfil the following
- display discipline and good work ethics
- display positive attitude
- display honesty, integrity and good sportsmanship
- display understanding of personal responsibility and what it takes
to achieve set goals
- participate in the activities/training programmes with keen interest
and top effort
- always follow instruction and listen to advice from the coaches
- be part of the Academy coaching squads and not engage in private
coaching unless under special circumstances approved by the head
The athletes must also understand that the way to achieve their
maximum potential will include self-motivation, willingness to sacrifice,
willingness to develop planning and time management skills, maturity
and competitive nature.
Continuance in the Academy will be at the discretion of the head
coach in cooperation with the other coaches and the management committee.
They will advise the athletes what is needed with a view to the
above, and what reactions they can expect if they behave in an unacceptable
For participants at the beginners courses a positive experience
with the sport of table tennis is the most important but they must
also to a certain degree follow the general criteria, again at the
discretion of the head coach in cooperation with the other coaches
and the management committee.
The Academy shall be a non-profit organisation. Fees from beginner
courses, coaching, tournaments and other activities shall be set
aside to cover cost necessary expenses; like rental of the venue,
stationary and trophies. Money from income generation activities
like raffles and garage sales, and income from sponsors, shall be
set aside to assist the Academy players; like to cover part of the
expenses in connection to travel to tournaments and other activities.
The members of the management committee shall be volunteers.
All coaching shall be conducted in squads. None of the Academy coaches
shall offer or engage the Academy players in private coaching. Extra
training/coaching for small groups or single players can be considered
but this shall always come as an addition to squad training. Such
activities shall be approved by the head coach.
The head coach is responsible for the organizing of coaching activities.
He will make all decisions regarding coaching and coaches. The head
coach shall assist other coaches in their work and make sure they
are upgraded on resent development in table tennis nationally and
The head coach shall get all possible support from the management
committee of the Academy. The head coach shall set goals for the
season - when it comes to results in championships and in general
- and the goals shall be measurable. He shall also select teams
and players to special events like school and shopping mall demonstrations.
The head coach shall present quarterly reports to the management
Other coaches shall confer with the head coach when it comes to
coaching principles in general, and also techniques and tactics
in the sports of table tennis. The coaches shall also confer with
the head coach before helping the players with their techniques
and tactics. All coaches must remember to have a Blue Card.
The head coach shall be responsible for selecting teams and players
to tournaments and other activities. The head coach should seek
advice from other coaches but will have the final word.
Goals and evaluation:
The head coach shall be responsible for setting goals prior to each
season, when it comes to results in championships and other major
events. Again; The head coach should seek advice from other coaches
but will have the final word.
Evaluation shall be done by the head coach after championships and
at the end of the season and written reports presented to the management
The Academy shall always take the social element into consideration
in it's activities. Not as a substitute to efficient and good training
but as a part and an addition. The Academy shall strive to make
the players feel they belong to a positive environment - that they
are a group of good friends:
- the players shall practise together in squads
- there shall be breaks during the coaching session where the players
- there shall be social activities after training sessions and also
besides the sessions
- the players shall travel together to tournaments when this is
- the players shall live at the same place during tournaments when
this is feasible
- the players shall stay together and support each other during
The Academy shall also strive for cooperation with other associations,
with a view to training and competitions - and the social element
is here important.
The Academy, often through the coaches, shall help the players understand
the concept of time management and also help the player to get support
from their environment - like family, school/university, work and
friends besides table tennis.
The Academy shall strive to keep the membership fees and coaching
fees as low as possible, and to involve the parents in money generating,
administrative and social activities.
- with goals and actions:
term - December 2010 and January 2011:
- meeting with Sport and Recreation Officer and Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Officer.
(Done - a positive meeting with Alan Polley and Shane
Alley was held 24 November.) - the club shall be established
with a small management committee.
(Done - inaugural general meeting was held 12 December
- applied for affiliation
with TTQ on 13 December, also applied for incorporation.)
- find temporary venue(s) for fixtures, competitions, series and
(Partly done - Belgian Garden State School, to complete
agreement with school
when public liability is in order: Incorporate and affiliate
- find tables, nets, rackets, balls, barriers
- incorporate, affiliate with TTQ
- search for sponsors, apply for grants counsil papers - coca cola
table+cheap coke, McDonald vouchers, Great Wall,
- sponsor offers: uniforms, printed and electronic media, invitations
and name tournaments, boards behind trophy-sereminies for pictures,
name on trophies, name on academy (Great Wall Table Tennis Academy
Touwnsville, posters on tables, name on tables, etc.
- start looking for players that can play in the teams 2011 (on
all levels to the Queensland championships both for
male and female).
- find an assistant coach for the beginners.
- invite beginners from schools
- invite beginners through indigenous channels.
- PR, demo in schools
(First done, Belgian Garden School on Monday 6 December
Olav, Paul, Walter, Terry)
- PR, demo in shopping malls
- PR, article in the Bulletin
- PR, article in the Sun
- PR, article in Sports & Lifestyle, pacmag
- PR, items in the local radio stations
- PR, items in the local TV stations (like "Cowboys-challenge")
- Weekend coaching clinic and tournaments 22-23 January
- use gold-painted rackets and ball as trophies and awards.
Medium term - rest of 2011:
- coaching sessions once a week for beginners and competition players.
- fixtures once a week for beginners and competition players.
- challenge-matches (like against TTTA and Cairns)
- team series (league) against TTTA running through the year
- at least 20 boys and girls for beginners, and at least 10 players
- have team to the Queensland championships for boys U13
- win a medal in the Queensland championships for boys U13
- find more members to the board
- keep an eye on a more permanent venue.
Longer term - towards 2015:
- permanent venue to use every day.
- have teams on all levels to the Queensland championships both
male and female: U13, U15, U18, Seniors, Veterans,
- win medals for all teams.
- be Queensland's largest and best association.
- have board members educated in sports administration
- review vision and mission statement
- set new goals.