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Table Tennis

(Olympic performance not previously rated in Sports Tally)

Total investment 2015-16: $880,200 (high performance: $253,200; high performance – para $290,000; participation $302,000; other $35,000).

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 46% 

Table Tennis Australia is rated as on track for its Paralympic program and progressing for the Olympic program.

The 2015 performances of the Australian para athletes were encouraging, with four athletes qualifying for the Rio Paralympic Games. These included Melissa Tapper, Australia’s current world championships medallist. Table Tennis Australia is working well across key areas and is focused on growing its opportunities for capturing new athletes, including ongoing work with the Australian Paralympic Committee on athlete profiling and identification.

Olympic Table Tennis commenced as an Australia’s Winning Edge program in July 2015. This was on the back of Australian athletes winning two medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The program is now establishing its Australia’s Winning Edge systems and processes, including a review to determine the best structure for the program under its increased ASC funding.

Governance

Table Tennis Australia has continued working towards adopting the MSGP and performs well when benchmarked against Australia’s Winning Edge sports. Members are working to align to a national strategic direction for the sport. Table Tennis Australia needs to continue pushing for constitutional reform to include a chair elected by the board.

2015 Paralympic benchmark event // Oceania Para Regionals

Medal target: 17-20

Actual: gold 7 silver 6 bronze 6 total 19

Performance target

2016 benchmark event // Olympic Games

Non-medal target: place 9th–16th (x1–2)

2016 Paralympic benchmark event // Paralympic Games

Medal target: 0–1

Non-medal target: place 4th–8th (x2)

 

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