The STTA is committed to getting the best for our national paddlers and aims to provide educational pathways and post-career opportunities to our athletes.
A network of educational partners to provide educational opportunities to our Singapore National Team paddlers.
The STTA works closely with Singapore Sports School and their educational partners to provide our national paddlers with a complementing educational track while they play are playing and competing internationally.
We understand how critical it is to provide our Singapore born paddlers the support and resources they need tocompete and succeed in table tennis. The STTA Youth Endowment fund will create many opportunities for our Singapore born athletes beyond their sporting careers. The fund will be accumulated every year and for every year the Singapore born athletes are in the national team, a sum of $5,000 will be deposited into the endowment fund.
The fund can be drawn to be used for tertiary education or any post-career opportunities. The yearly amount of $5,000 will continue to be deposited into their endowment fund during their stint in the national team. The Singapore born athletes have to serve in the National Team for a minimum of 3 years to receive the endowment fund.
Former national players, Isabelle Li and Pang Xuejie have received $55,000 and $31,657.50 respectively upon their retirement.
The STTA desires to do everything possible to encourage our Singapore born national paddlers to become the best and it is our wish to produce more home-grown Olympians.
The “STTA – Dr Tahir & Associates Future Ready Trust Fund” aims: – to motivate our Singapore born national paddlers to scale greater heights and ultimately representing Singapore at the Olympics. – to finance our Singapore born national paddlers to a University education (local/foreign) or further learning opportunities after their stint with STTA so long as they have represented Singapore at the Olympics 2016 and/or beyond. – to reward our Singapore born national paddlers for their continued commitment and dedication.
The driving force behind the trust fund is to encourage our Singapore born paddlers to aim high.
The STTA provides salary with CPF for our national paddlers playing full time. For those national paddlers who have graduated from secondary school or Singapore Sports School and chose to continue with their studies, the STTA supplements them with a training allowance.
The STTA works closely with Singapore Sports Institute in helping our athletes optimize their performance through direct application of leading-edge science, performance testing and monitoring, applied research and education.