BCTTA Club Umpire Course and Exam | June 17, Sat 1-3 pm
Becoming a club umpire is a great way to contribute to table tennis in your community! Umpires are the officials who sit at a match table making basic point decisions and recording results.
Course held at Bridgeport Sports Club, 11660 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC
What does an umpire do in table tennis? Officials in table tennis are divided into two categories, umpires and referees. Umpires control a match, while referees control a tournament. An umpire has the authority to apply the rules and regulations of table tennis. An umpire controls the match and everything and everyone inside the court.
Why should you become a club umpire, the basic first level of umpiring? For starters, becoming a club umpire can lay the foundation for future accreditation as a provincial umpire, national umpire, international umpire, and referee. In fact, we encourage all players interested in a deep dive into the finer rules of table tennis to take this informative introductory course. All BC Junior Team players who are selected to participate in the 2023 Canadian Junior Championship in Drummondville, Quebec, must take this course or must already possess this basic accreditation. For other young table tennis players interested in taking this course, you’ll be happy to know the BC Education Ministry recognizes 4 “External Credits” toward secondary school graduation if you are certified as a Provincial Table Tennis Umpire. Therefore, we encourage all high school students to take club umpire training in preparation to complete the Provincial Table Tennis Umpire course for credit.
We welcome table tennis players of all ages, levels and abilities with an interest in becoming an official to register for the BCTTA Club Umpire Course and Exam! Space is limited. The deadline for registration is June 15, 2023, 5:00pm
Image below: Become an umpire and go far. Karol Ziduliak officiating at the XXIV Olympic Games