2018 Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of British Columbia Table Tennis Association hereby gives notice of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”). The AGM will be held on Sunday, October 07, 2018, 1:00PM – 3PM at BR Care Foundation #250-11800 Voyageur Way, Richmond, BC.

“Competition Introduction —BASE Training & Evaluation” Course in November 2018

Note:

To encourage any one is interesting to become a certified coach and to follow the NCCP coach pathway, BCTTA is hosting an “Competition Introduction —BASE Training & Evaluation” Course in November 2018. Detail as below:

Date:                    Nov 24-25, 2018 (SAT & SUN; 8:30-16:30) Two days Training

Location:

Course Fee:       $375.00/per person (For BCTTA Member only)
*Including Course Materials & Evaluation.
Instructor:         Luba SADOVSKA
Registration Deadline: Nov 21, 2018

Minimum 5 attendees required otherwise the seminar will be postponed.

Registration Form>>

Notice about BCTTA’s Membership

Following a motion at the 2018 October 7th AGM, the following new membership fee structure had been adopted by the board of directors.

Effective November 1st, 2018

Fees for new and renewal applications are:

  • Voting member: annual fee is $40.00.
  • Non-voting member: annual fee is $30.00.
  • Membership period: September 1st to August 31st of the following year.

Effective May 1st, 2019 —Richmond Table Tennis League:

Fees for new members that joined in May 2019 for the Summer League are:

  • Voting member: $50.00.
  • Non-voting member: $40.00.
  • Membership period: May 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2020.

Provincial Umpire Seminar (Dec 15, 2018)

Provincial Umpire Seminar

Dr. Chandra Madhosingh, Officials Chair of the province of British Columbia will be hosting an open-book Provincial Umpire seminar.

Detail information:

Date:                 Saturday Dec 15th, 2018.

Time:                 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Registration:   Please email to bctta@lightspeed.ca with full names and contacts.

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2018

Eligibility:

(1) Must be already a certified club umpire.

(2) Club Umpire Training Card must be previously duly & fully signed as required, AND presented for verification at the seminar.

Venue:              Bridgeport Sports Club.

Cost:                  $70 for BCTTA members.  $100 for non-members.

Please make cheques payable to BCTTA. Credit cards are not accepted.

Manuals:          All required documents will be provided.

Others:            Provincial Umpire Certificate will be issued until the candidates have done the full requirement of PU tournament practice. Cost of other equipment such as umpire shirts, umpire kits, etc., are responsibility of successful candidates.


Umpire Seminar Registration From

    If you are not a BCTTA Member yet, Please fill up the Membership Application Form as well. Thanks!
  • $ 0.00 CAD

Registration Form “Competition Introduction —Base Training & Evaluation” (Jan 5 & 6, 2019)

To encourage any one is interesting to become a certified coach and to follow the NCCP coach pathway, BCTTA is hosting an “Competition Introduction —BASE Training & Evaluation” Course in January 2019. Detail as below:

Date:              Jan 5 & 6, 2019 (SAT & SUN 9:00-16:30) Two days Training (No Lunch Break)

Location:     11660 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 1T2

Course Fee: $375.00/per person (For BCTTA Member only)

*Including Course Materials & Evaluation.

Instructor:   Luba SADOVSKA

Registration Deadline: Jan 2, 2019

Minimum 5 attendees required otherwise the seminar will be postponed.


Course Registration Form (Coach)

    If you are not a BCTTA Member yet, Please fill up the Membership Application Form as well. Thanks!
  • $ 0.00 CAD

About Table Tennis

One of the largest participation sports in the world, table tennis is popular due to its appeal to males and females of all ages. Whether as a recreational activity played at a community centre, a social pastime found at a club, or a competitive sport played at school, individuals can be selective in their personal choice of activity.

World-wide acceptance is now evident as 226 countries are members of the International Table Tennis Federation. To attest to the  overwhelming size of the sport, the World Championships of Table Tennis is the largest single sport competition, in terms of number of participating countries.

In 1971, the sport of table tennis gained worldwide prominence during the era of “Ping Pong Diplomacy” when the Canadian team was extended an invitation to become the first foreigners to visit the People’s Republic of China after Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

The Table Tennis Canada (formerly known as Canadian Table Tennis Association) was formed in the 1930’s. With the objective of the enhancing the development of the sport both at the National and Provincial levels. In 1947 a new constitution was written, B.C.T.T.A. was established in 1959-60.

From its humble beginning with the inaugural competition, at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1936, the sport of table tennis has evolved to the organization of provincial and regional competitions, annual National Championships, and its inclusion in Canada Winter Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and now a core sport in the Olympic Games since 1988. Do you know the Technical parameter for the 40mm ball?

  • Strong loop drive about 157 rev./sec.
  • Strong underspin about 111 rev./sec.
  • Strong sidespin about 83 rev./sec.
  • Advanced players can “kill” the ball to a speed of 35m/sec. And the receiver has to receiver has to react in 1/10 second or less.

Whether competing at the International level or in local tournaments the table tennis athlete requires excellent physical, emotional and mental fitness, superior reaction time and muscle coordination.

An Olympic sport featuring a combination of explosive quickness and deceptive spin.

Table Tennis has always encouraged the participation of both sexes, even during the 19tj century in England, and almost unthinkable suggestion at the time. This tradition has continued even until today, where a unique computer rating system stimulates the participation of men and women together in a mixed setting.

Photos — 2016