About Us

The People Behind STTA

Who We Are

Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) is a National Sports Association affiliated to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG). On the international front, STTA is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), Commonwealth Table Tennis Federation (COMTAB), Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU) and the South East Asia Table Tennis Association (SEATTA).


Under the Sports Excellence 2000 scheme, table tennis was selected as one of the 7 core sports in Singapore. With the support from SportSG, STTA had made tremendous progress over the years. The STTA provides the athletes with the best possible facilities, amenities and environment for developing the sports and to reach their maximum sporting potential. Highly qualified coaches are employed to raise the standard of the athletes from the national squad and youth development programmes. Professional sparring partners are also recruited to spar with the national paddlers. These efforts coupled with the systematic training programmes, enables our national paddlers to deliver exceptional results.


The STTA is committed to its mission: To develop world class table tennis players by identifying, nurturing and motivating aspiring table-tennis talents to become the best that they could be. The emphasis on youth development at the STTA has never been greater and a key goal for STTA is to identify and groom talented athletes from a very young age.

Our youth development programmes are as follow:

Pre-School Table Tennis Programme (4 to 6 years old)

In 2009, The STTA collaborated with PAP Community Foundation (PCF) Kindergartens to introduce table tennis lessons to Kindergarten 1 & 2 children. The objective of the pre-school table tennis programme is to introduce table tennis to pre-school children with the aim of arousing their interest and teaching them the basic skills of the sport.

If your Kindergarten/pre-school is interested in our pre-school table tennis programme, please contact us at Tel: 63541014.

Zone Training Centres (5 – 11 Years Old)

Talented and promising players from the pre-school table tennis programme are invited to join the association’s zone training centres located island wide for intensive training. The zone training centres are instrumental in strengthening the process of discovering and nurturing young and potential players in a more structured and sustainable manner.

Registration Form for Zone Training Centre

Junior Development Squad (9-13 yrs old)

High potential athletes from our zone training centres and top athletes from our STTA co-organised tournaments will be invited to selection trials for progression into the Junior Development Squad.


For more details, please refer to the Junior Development Squad selection policy

Youth Training Squad (18 years old & below) 

The objective of the Youth Training Squad is to develop top youth athletes for progression into the Intermediate Squad.

Athletes who have achieved Top 8 placing in the under-15 singles category and under-18 singles category in the STTA co-organised tournaments: SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships, Dr. Ng Eng Hen – STTA Table Tennis Championships and Dr. Lee Bee Wah Cup – STTA Table Tennis Championships will be invited for the Youth Training Squad selection trials.

For more details, please refer to the Youth Training Squad selection policy. 

School within School Programme at Singapore Sports School

The Singapore Sports School, in collaboration with STTA started the“school within school” (SWS) programme.

The student-athletes in the SWS programme undergo extended duration of training during the day and attend academic classes in the late evening — quite a different concept from what students in mainstream schools do. The longer training sessions are aimed at optimising training and eventually narrowing the gap with the international playing standards.

In addition, SWS offers a greater customisation of academic support for its student-athletes so that they can travel and compete more frequently. The yearly and daily academic schedules of SWS are worked around the student-athletes’ training and competition plans. Classes may also be conducted during the scheduled school holidays.

For more details, please refer to: Singapore Sports School

Intermediate Squad (17 years old and above)

The objective of the Intermediate Squad is to develop top youth athletes for progression into National Team.

For more details, please refer to the Intermediate Squad selection policy


Learn to play table tennis?

“Learn to Play” is basic table tennis course (10 lessons) for beginners. The course is conducted at the Toa Payoh, Hougang, Pasir Ris and Clementi training hall.

I want to improve my table tennis game

If you wish to advance your table tennis game, please join our “Continue to Play”programme. The programme is conducted at the Toa Payoh, Hougang, Pasir Ris and Clementi training hall.

School Holidays Camp

The STTA organised table tennis training camps during the school holidays.

Table Tennis Interest Clubs

The People’s Association and STTA have jointly set up the National Network of table tennis interest groups to widen outreach and deepen engagement with residents through table tennis at the Community Clubs, Residents’ Committees Centres and Neighbourhood Committees.

The table tennis interest groups are to engage and to promote community and family bonding amongst residents. It will also provide opportunities for residents, regardless of gender, race and age, to learn to play table tennis and improve their skills.

The table tennis interest groups are led by volunteer peer leaders and practices are conducted at Community Clubs (CCs) or areas outside the Residents Committee(RC) Centres. We welcome as many residents to come forward and join the club.

Residents may join to learn and play leisurely or competitively, and even volunteer to be table tennis volunteer peer leaders.

Local Tournaments

STTA organised table tennis tournaments throughout the year. The local tournaments are as follow:

SAFRA-STTA Table Tennis Championships

Crocodile Challenge Cup

Toa Payoh East Novena/STTA Veteran Table Tennis Championship

Dr Ng Eng Hen Cup/ STTA Table Tennis Championships

Dr Lee Bee Wah Cup/ STTA Table Tennis Championships

Char Yong Cup National Youth Top 10 Table Tennis Tournament

National Table Tennis Grand Finale

Singapore Junior & Hopes Invitational Table Tennis Tournament

STTA Business League

Name of Organisation

Singapore Table Tennis Association


297C Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
Singapore 319389


Date of Establishment: 1965
ROS/RCB Registration No: 733/47 SPO

IPC Status

Renewal till 19/02/2024

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