Table Tennis Tauranga
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Junior Squad and Club

Table Tennis Tauranga welcomes beginning  players and experienced  table tennis players. Working with Table Tennis BOP, Sports BOP, Parafed and  Special Olympics NZ our club promotes social and competitive play in a friendly environment.  On Thursdays during school terms February to December we host the Junior club and  provide Squad training with International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) level one coaches. Tuesday mornings 6.45am -8.15 am Squad training. AIMS and National Sec Sch players also welcome.

Term 2: new AIMS and Sec. Sch. players welcome $4.

Tuesday 6.45 am -8.15am,

Thursday 3.30pm -5.15pm

Squad members only Thursday 5.15pm-7pm

 

BOP schools competition

BOP schools competition

Junior club

Tuesday before school

thursdays after school , $4

Offers games and coaching

Tues. 6.45am -8.15 am
Thurs. 3.30–4pm, warm up on the tables
Social league 4–5.10pm  


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Pathways for Player Development

Club/Association Level
Association and local tournaments
Association training squads

Regional Level
Regional teams
Regional Training Squads

National Level
Eligible to represent NZ
National training squads


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Table Tennis New Zealand Under 12

If a player wishes to become eligible for regional selection and get the opportunity to participate in the regional programme and attend regional training camps and contests they must meet the criteria listed:

  • Should attend at least one regional training camp per year

  • Must play singles in a minimum of two different open tournaments

  • Can use U12 inter-association tournaments or U12 school championships as one one tournament e.g. AIMS Games, Koru Games, Northern Junior Districts Round Robin, Otago/Southland Rep Match

The following requirements must be met for a player to become eligible for national selection:

  • Must attend national training camps (held at the end of January each year)

  • Must meet all regional requirements

Note: regional and national squad selections are based on the 12 months prior to playing year e.g. to be eligible for 2019, a player must meet all of the requirements for their current squad in the year proceeding 2018.


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Table Tennis New Zealand Under 18

If a player wishes to become eligible for regional selection and get the opportunity to participate in the regional programme and attend regional training camps and contests they must meet the criteria listed:

  • Should attend at least one regional training camp per year

  • Must play singles in a minimum number of open tournaments in different associations (five for northern region, four for central and southern regions) e.g. Otago Open, Auckland Open, Wellington Open (please refer to key on TTNZ calendar for eligible tournaments)

  • Only one tournament from a players own association can count towards criteria

The following requirements must be met for a player to become eligible for national selection:

  • Must attend national training camps (held at the end of January each year)

  • Must meet all regional requirements

  • Must play either North or South Island Individual Championships

  • Must play the NZ Junior Open

Note: regional and national squad selections are based on the 12 months prior to playing year e.g. to be eligible for 2020, a player must meet all of the requirements for their current squad in the year proceeding 2019.


Squad Trials Feb.14th 2019

Squad Trials Feb.14th 2019

Junior Club Squad Thursdays, $8

This program is for players who have the ability to train for local, regional, and national competitions. Our coaches are working within a framework supported by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and Table Tennis New Zealand (TTNZ).

The Goal is to prepare players for the 2019 National Championships this October in Christchurch. Squad Selection is made by the Squad coaches.
Shane Laugesen, Paul Henderson and Max Henderson


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Table Tennis New Zealand Regions

Regions
Northern: Taupo North including Taupo but excluding Poverty Bay, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki
Central: Wellington to Taupo, exlcluding Taupo but not Poverty Bay, Hawkes Bay and Taranaki
Southern: The South Island

Annually each Association can nominate one player per gender and age group for an automatic spot in the regional squads. These players must meet all regional requirements such as tournament participation. The remaining spots in regional squads will be selected by the regional selectors based on regional selection criteria.

Annually each of the three regions can nominate up to two players for each gender and age group for automatic spots in the National Squads (confirmed by TTNZ selectors). These players must meet all regional and national requirements such as tournament participation.

The remaining spots in national squads will be selected by national selectors based on eligibility and meeting tournament criteria.


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Table Tennis New Zealand Under 15

If a player wishes to become eligible for regional selection and get the opportunity to participate in the regional programme and attend regional training camps and contests they must meet the criteria listed:

  • Should attend at least one regional training camp per year

  • Must play singles in a minimum of three different open tournaments e.g. Otago Open, Auckland Open, North Island or South Island Championships (please refer to key on TTNZ calendar for eligible tournaments)

  • Only one tournament from a players own association can count towards criteria

The following requirements must be met for a player to become eligible for national selection:

  • Must attend national training camps (held at the end of January each year)

  • Must meet all regional requirements

  • Must play either the North or South Island Individual Championships

  • Must play in the NZ Junior Open

Note: regional and national squad selections are based on the 12 months prior to playing year e.g. to be eligible for 2019, a player must meet all of the requirements for their current squad in the year proceeding ie 2018. to be eligible for 2020, a player must meet all of the requirements for their current squad in the year proceeding ie 2019.


Squad Trials Feb.14th 2019

Squad Trials Feb.14th 2019

2019 events

Table Tennis Tauranga Junior Squad is interested in attending some of these events in 2019

  • May 19 Auckland Junior Open, Auckland

  • Jun 1 - Jun 2 Northern Region Teams Championships, Hamilton

  • Jun 8-9 Counties Manukau Open, Manurewa. Jnrs 9th

  • Jun15-16 Waitemata Jnr 15th,

  • Jun 22 TTNZ Country Clubs Tournament, Taupo

  • June 29-30 North Shore Open, North Shore

  • Jul 12 - Jul 14 North Island Individual Championships, Wanganui

  • Aug 3-4 Waikato Open, Hamilton

  • Aug 24-25 Auckland Open, Auckland

  • Sep 2-4 National Secondary Schools Championships, Tauranga

  • Sep14-15 Bay Of Plenty Open, Tauranga (note there is a family event...Generation Doubles with mix of two generations)

  • Sep/ Oct. New Zealand Junior & Senior Open Champs. Christchurch.

Please contact us you have any questions.


Max Henderson TTNZ U18 High Performance Squad 2019

Max Henderson TTNZ U18 High Performance Squad 2019