Technical

Officials In Table Tennis - Referees and Umpires

Role of Umpire

The umpire is required to exercise judgment in applying the table tennis laws and regulations during the match, such as deciding whether a rally should be a let or whether the players behaviour is acceptable.

When the umpire is officiating alone, his decision is final on all questions raised during a match, including decisions on edge balls and service. The umpire is also responsible for the timing the duration of play.

The local umpires are required to pass the umpire test and volunteer at a local level before proceeding to international tournaments.

Registration deadline:

17 June 2019, 12pm

 

Details
Date
Lesson dates & Timing: 1, 3, 5, 8 10, & 12 July 2019 (7pm to 10pm)
Exam date: 17 July 2019 (8pm to 10pm)
Time
7.00pm to 10.00pm
Venue
Singapore Table Tennis Association (conference room)
297-C Lorong 6 Toa Payoh,
Singapore 319389
Medium
English
Registration Fees (cheque payment only)
$85 (inclusive of GST)
Payment Submission Deadline
Registration deadline: 17 June 2019, 12pm

Overseas Officiating Representation

Our national referees and umpires represented Singapore in the following overseas officiating assignments:

Year 2019
Month Tournament Official Role
March 2019 Advanced Referee Project 2 Workshop at Doha, Qatar, 21st to 25th March Joseph Lau Pub Taai Candidate
April 2019 ITTF Premium Junior Circuit French Junior & Cadet Open – Metz, French 10th to 14th April 2019 Chan Yu Hui Cheryl Umpire
2019 World Table Tennis Championships – Budapest, Hungary 21st to 28th April 2019 Joseph Lau Pub Taai Evaluator
2019 Arafura Games – Darwin, Australia 28th April to 4th May 2019 Foong Khai Weng Jonathan  Umpire
May SET Thailand Junior & Cadet Open 2019
15th to 19th May 2019
Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Chong Chuang Han

Ong Cai Qi

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Umpire

M Electrolyte ITTF Challenge Thailand Open 2019 22nd to 26th May 2019 Roger Ho See Bin

Jasper Tan Ming Yuan

Deputy Referee

Umpire

June 2019 SEA Junior Table Tennis Championships, 4th to 9th June Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Foong Khai Weng Jonathan

Yew Hong Siang Freddie

Technical Delegate

Umpire

Umpire

2019 ITTF World Tour Platinum – Japan Open – Sapporo Japan 12th to 15th June Heng Yang Ling Umpire
2019 China Junior & Cadet Open 2019 – Taicang, China 12th to 16th June Christabel Koh Jun-Li  Umpire
July 2019 Seamaster ITTF World Tour SHINHAN Korea Open, Busan 2nd to 7th July Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Shaun Koh

Evaluator

Umpire

2019 Seamaster ITTF World Tour Platinum Australian Open, Geelong, 9 to 14 July

 

2019 ITTF Asian PTT Championships, @ Taichung, Chinese Taipei

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Albert Oh Yong Seng

 

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Goh Chyuan

Patricia Lu

Referee

Umpire

 

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Umpire

August 2019 ITTF Fa20 Para Japan Open – Tokyo, Japan, 1 to 3 August 2019

 

ITTF Junior Circuit Golden, Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open 2019 – Hong Kong

 

Jasper Tan

 

Koh Jun-Li, Christabel

Chan Lai Sze Beatrice

Umpire

 

Deputy Referee

Umpire

September  25th Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Championships 2019 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  Leong Pei San, Amanda Umpire
October
November
Year 2018
Month Tournament Official Role
April 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

 

Cheryl Chan Yu Hui

Freddie Yew Hong Siang

Umpire

Umpire

 

LIEBHERR 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships Joseph Lau Pub Taai Deputy Referee
May Road to Buenos Aires 2018, Thailand (Asia Series) Koh Tia Poh Deputy Referee
2018 Thailand Junior & Cadet Open Koh Tia Poh Deputy Referee
2018 Thailand Open  

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Jasper Tan Ming Yuan

 

Deputy Referee

Umpire

2018 ITTF World Tour China Open Winnie Chay Ying Sheue Umpire
June 2018 ITTF World Tour Japan Open Albert Oh Yong Seng Umpire
July 2018 ITTF World Tour Korea Open Christabel Koh Jun-Li Umpire
2018 China Junior and Cadet Open, Taichang Roger Ho See Bin Deputy Referee
 

2018 ITTF World Tour Australian Open

 

 

Ronald Wee Tui Yong

 

 

Deputy Referee

 

24th South East Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Championships  (Philippine) Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee
August 2018 Asian Games, Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia Goh Chyuan

Roger Ho See Bin

Umpire

Umpire

2018 Chinese Taipei Junior & Cadet Open (Golden Series)  

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Beatrice Chan Lai Sze

 

 

Referee

Umpire

 

24th Asian Junior & Cadet TT Championships 2018 Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Jasper Tan Ming Yuan

Referee

Umpire

September ITTF Women’s World Cup, Chengdu China Joseph Lau Pub Taai  

Referee

 

October 2018 Asian Para Games, Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia

 

Chethiya Ratnakara

Eunice Chua Wee Meng

Umpire

Umpire

 

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic, Argentina 6th to 18th October 2018 Cheryl Chan Yu Hui Umpire
November 11th Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships 2018, Bali
15th to 28th November 2018
Joseph Lau Pub Taai Umpire
December 2018 World Junior Table Tennis Championships, Australia 2nd to 9th December Shaun Koh Umpire
2018 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, Incheon – Korea Oh Yong Seng, Albert Umpire
PTT Thailand Open 2018 18th to 23rd December Tan Yin Loo Referee
Year 2017
Month Tournament Official Role
March

 

ITTF Challenge, Thailand Open

 

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Cheryl Chan Yu Hui

Patricia Lu Chunqi

Referee

Umpire

Umpire

April

 

 

ITTF World Junior Circuit Australian Junior & Cadet Open Christabel Koh Jun-Li

Yuen Ming Liang

Deputy Referee

Umpire

ITTF World Tour Korea Open Albert Oh Yong Seng

Winnie Chay Ying Sheue

Umpire

Umpire

May SET Thailand Junior & Cadet Open, ITTF Golden Series Junior Circuit Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee
June

 

 

 

 

ITTF World Tour China Open Ronald Wee Tui Yong

Tam Lap Yip

Deputy Referee

Umpire

ITTF China Junior & Cadet Open Roger Ho See Bin

Patricia Lu Chunqi

Deputy Referee

Umpire

2017 Asian Junior & Cadet Championships Goh Chyuan

Chethiya Ratnakara

Umpire

Umpire

July 4th Taichung Table Tennis Open for the Disabled 2017 Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Freddie Yew Hong Siang

Deputy Referee

Umpire

August

 

 

 

 

2017 ITTF Hong Kong Junior & Cadet Open Caden Wong Hoi Shek Umpire
2017 ITTF Pyongyang Open Koh Tia Poh Referee
29th SEA Games, Malaysia Tan Yin Loo

Roger Ho See Bin

Technical Delegate

Umpire

2017 29th Summer Universiade Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee
ITTF PTT Asian Championships, China Christabel Koh Jun-Li Deputy Referee
September 9th SEA Para Games Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Goh Chyuan

Deputy Referee

Umpire

October

 

ITTF-PTT Thailand Open

 

Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Shaun Koh

Jasper Tan Ming Yuan

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Umpire

Year 2016
Month Tournament Official Role
February Perfect 2016 World Championships, Malaysia Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Tan Yin Loo

Heng Yang Ling

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Umpire

April Rio Olympic Asian Qualification, Hong Kong Winnie Chay Ying Sheue Umpire
May Thailand Junior & Cadet Open Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Christabel Koh Jun-Li

Referee

Umpire

June Australian Open Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee
Oceania Open Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee
Japan Open Roger Ho See Bin

Tam Lap Yip

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Korea Open Shaun Koh Umpire
August Chinese Taipei Junior & Cadet Open Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Goh Chyuan

Patricia Lu Chunqi

Referee

Umpire

Umpire

September Rio Paralympic Games Joseph Lau Pub Taai

Christabel Koh Jun-Li

Deputy Referee

Umpire

China Open Ronald Wee Tui Yong

Albert Oh Yong Seng

Freddie Yew Hong Siang

Deputy Referee

Umpire

Umpire

22nd Asian Junior & Cadet Championships Koh Tia Poh

Jasper Tan Ming Yuan

Deputy Referee

Umpire

October PTT Thailand Open

 

Joseph Lau Pub Taai Referee

 

 

 

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CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MATCH OFFICIALS
1. Introduction

Match Officials are representatives of the sport and their respective Associations. At international competition level, they are the guests of the host Association and must respect its traditions and social customs. The following guidelines, which are not exhaustive, are intended as an aide-memoire on the aspects of conduct to which special attention should be given.

2. Match Officials should
  • Fully comprehend relevant rules, duties and procedures for the competition which they will officiate.
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties as an official. Normal or corrected vision and normal hearing are essential.
  • Be in appropriate uniform and maintain presentable appearance and personal hygiene.
  • Turn up early for assignments.
  • Maintain impartiality. Avoid any forms of relationship with players or coaches, which may cast doubt on their impartiality.
  • Refer all issues not related to their duties to the referee or other appropriate tournament officials.
  • Avoid unaccompanied or unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance may exist), especially with people under the age of 18 years old.
  • Ensure that their decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment free environment.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner at all time, respecting the authority and interests of the referee, the organisers, other tournament officials, players and the public.
3.  Match Officials Should Not
  • Discuss tournament incidents or other issues in relation to their duties with players, spectators or media. Any such matters should be referred to the referee and the tournament committee.
  • Accept any gifts or benefits from players, coaches and teams. Gifts/benefits provided by a host organisation to all officials can be accepted. However, STTA employees should also adhere to the prevailing STTA policies on receiving gifts/benefits from external party.
  • Consume alcoholic beverages, take drugs or medications which will inhibit performance before any match they are about to officiate.
  • Criticise other officials or otherwise bring the sport into disrepute, through any communication medium, including social media.
  • Tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours, but report to the referees or organizer(s) where the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of the parties involved.
 4.  Conclusion
  • Officials are required to maintain a high standard of professionalism and conduct at all times. Officials not observing the stated guidelines may be subject to formal disciplinary process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Registration Process

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Register your interest for the umpire course
STTA will email the interested parties when the registration is about to commence
Bring the form and prepare a cheque to register for the umpire course
Collect receipt & umpire manual from STTA
STTA will inform the participants before the commencement of the course
STTA will inform participants if they pass/fail the umpire course. Participants will be awarded a certificate upon passing the course exam.

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