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British Columbia Table Tennis Association

BC Table Tennis Association
P. O. Box 35546, RPO Bridgeport,
Richmond BC, Canada, V6X4G6 

Junior Development

Investing today in tomorrow's future table tennis champions…

The British Columbia Table Tennis Association (BCTTA) has been involved in promoting the sport of table tennis in high schools and elementary schools since 1974.

Helping kids get into table tennis

The Junior Development branch of the BCTTA has been active in helping talented kids become future champions since its inception in 1974. In that year, led Dr. Chandra Madhosingh, the BCTTA sponsored the inaugural British Columbia Secondary School Table Tennis Championships (BCSSTTC) tournament. Forward to 2023 where this year the BCSSTTC tournament will run its 50th edition, and as in previous years, dozens of young aspiring table tennis players will experience their first serious competition, a well-organized event that brings out high school table tennis teams from all over the province.

That said, an ongoing major goal of the BCTTA’s Junior Development branch is to get table tennis into more schools, both high schools and elementary schools, and we hope to report numerous successes in that important endeavour this year. Table tennis has a lot to offer children of all ages. There are few barriers to access and the physical and mental benefits for children are numerous, as many of you who have kids who play table tennis can attest.

Another barrier the BCTTA is working to overcome is the lack of organized table tennis programs in the broader community. Many children who want to take up table tennis cannot find organized programs in their community outside of schools. Rarely do community centres offer organized table tennis programs for kids beyond including a ping pong table in the games room. We will be reaching out to community centres this year to encourage more table tennis for kids.

While the BCTTA will work deligently to promote table tennis for kids, you can help, too. As a parent of a kid with an interest in the sport, your job is to ask, demand, cajole and do whatever you can to convince your local school or community centre to embrace a table tennis program for children. With your help and persistence, kids like yours can grow up to be an Olympian like Ivy Liao or Andre Ho!

Recent Junior Development Posts

BCTTA NewsCompetitions

Junior Development Spring Break Training Camp

Calling all talented BC junior table tennis players! The BCTTA is hosting a Junior Development Spring Break Training Camp to prepare elite junior table tennis players for an opportunity to try out for team Canada for the 2023 ITTF Pan American Youth Table Tennis Championships in Charleston, West Virginia, from July 23-30, 2023.

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BCTTA NewsCompetitions

Moscrop Hosts the BCSSTTC Tournament 2023

Congratulations to Moscrop Secondary School for hosting THE most exciting and well-attended BC Secondary School Table Tennis Championships in its 50 year history! With the help of Moscrop’s army of 70+ volunteers, 181 athletes, high school table tennis players from 31 BC secondary schools, battled it out over two full days to a gallery full of spectators.

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CompetitionsJunior Development

The BCSSTTC Tournament

In many ways, the British Columbia Secondary Schools Table Tennis Championship (BCSSTTC) is the most inspirational local tournament each year. Started in 1973 by Dr. Chandra Madhosingh, the provincial high school championship event is celebrating its 50th year in 2023. This tournament showcases the future stars of BC table tennis, and features an ensemble of hundreds of kids on dozens of teams having the time of their lives playing like mad for their respective schools.

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BCTTA NewsCompetitions

Canada Winter Games BC Results

The Canada Winter Games 2023 has now ended. What a spectacular event! Our BC Table tennis team of under 19 athletes did really well and everyone here at the BCTTA is extremely proud of Louise Fan, Sophia Li, Terry Li and David Mandelstam. Way to go, BC!

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BCTTA NewsCompetitions

Table Tennis at the Canada Winter Games

The Canada Winter Games have begun we are hoping all Team BC athletes do well. Of course, our eyes are on the BC Junior Table Tennis Team: players, managers and officials, and our expectations are high. See for yourself, as table tennis is among the sports to be televised as part of the event.

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BCTTA NewsCompetitions

Introducing the BC Junior Table Tennis Team Squad

Introducing the BC Junior Table Tennis Squad! This group of young athletes has been training intensively for several months in preparation for the Canada Winter Games, taking place from February 18 to March 5 at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI .

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BCTTA Table Tennis Development Programs