Table Tennis - Technical Package
Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Patti Thorne by email email@example.com or phone 709-576-4629.
1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON
All participants must be members of the NLTTA in good standing.
4. AGE CLASSIFICATION
2 males and 2 females under 17 as of January 1 2018 (born 2001 or later)
2 males and 2 females under 14 as of January 1 2018 (born 2004 or later)
5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION
2 male athletes Under 17
2 male athletes Under 14
2 female athletes Under 17
2 female athletes Under 14
6. STAFF SELECTION
Coach must be at least 19 years of age by January 1, 2018 and be Introduction to Competition trained in Table Tennis. Coach and Manager must submit a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
Each competing region must hold a regional qualifier for team selection which must be held by January 31, 2018. Contact the Technical Chairperson for information on Regional Coordinator and competitions.
8. REGIONAL CONTACTS
St. John’s North – Elahe Shekari firstname.lastname@example.org
Mount Pearl South – Merv Greenham email@example.com
Avalon – Adam Hiscock firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern – Jamie Hibbs email@example.com
Central – Denise Simms firstname.lastname@example.org
Western – Lawrence Downey email@example.com
Labrador – Neko Butt firstname.lastname@example.org
Host – John Ping email@example.com
9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by February 8, 2018 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.
10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:
Coach / Manager General Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee – will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.
Sport Technical Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport – will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.
Competition is sanctioned by the Newfoundland and Labrador Table Tennis Association (NLTTA).
Table Tennis is a SECOND HALF Sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 14-18.
Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca/schedule in February after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.
To Be Confirmed
Medals will be presented to the regional team who compiles the most points in the team competition.
15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION
The rules of the International Table Tennis Federation will govern this competition.
15.2 Competition Format
Competition will consist of a team event and an individual event. The team event will count toward the NL Games standings. Seeding will be based on the TTCAN rating system, where applicable. In the event that a rating is not available, a random draw will be employed.
Team play format will be the same for all categories, regardless of age or gender. Each age/gender encounter (2 players vs 2 players) will consist of four (4) Singles matches. In the event of a tie between teams, one Doubles match will be used as a tiebreaker. Coaches may select two team members at their discretion to compete in the doubles match.
Team grouping will be decided based on the number of represented regions. The breakdown is as follows:
With 8 Teams: Two round-robin groups (4 teams each). Top two teams in
each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams compete for final positions.
With 7 Teams: Two round-robin groups (4 teams/3 teams). Top two
teams in each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams compete for final positions.
With 6 Teams: Two round-robin groups (3 teams each). Top two teams in
each group advance to single knockout. Remaining teams
compete for final positions.
With 5 Teams: One round-robin. Results from round robin determine final
There are to be four separate individual events as follows:
Boys Under 17 Singles
Girls Under 17 Singles
Boys Under 14 Singles
Girls Under 14 Singles
All matches in the individual competition will consist of the best of five games (3/5) of 11 points. Draws for each event will be determined based on number of competitions. The individual competition will start with round-robin play where each player will meet all others in his/her group. Following the preliminary groups, a playoff will be contested in a format suitable for the number of eligible competitors. Seeding for individual events will be based on the TTCAN rating system as well as results from the team event (in the event of a player with no prior ITCAN rating)
15.3 Conduct / Fair Play
Sporting and respectful behaviour is expected on the part of all participants, including players, coaches, officials and parents. Misconduct during play will not be tolerated and an appropriate penalty for transgressions will be assessed based on ITTF guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, delay of game, damaging equipment and conduct offensive to opponents, officials or spectators. In the event of a dispute, the tournament umpire has the final word on penalties.
The table, the net and the ball shall be of a brand and type currently approved by TTCAN and/or ITTF.
16. NLGAMES POLICIES
Sport policies have been updated as of June 2016 and are available at: