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NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association Handbook


Amended 2020

4.22 Table Tennis

4.22.1 Table Tennis state-wide competition

Refer NSWCHSSA Handbook "state-wide competitions" –

(a) Draw

A master draw will be made at the beginning of the competition.

(b) Conditions of play

(i) The home team shall supply:

The table:
9' (274 cm) by 5' (152.5 cm) as recommended by Table Tennis Australia.

The net:
6' in length, with the upper part along its whole length shall be 6" (15.25 cm) above the playing surface of the table.

Balls, Natarku/Barna:
Three Star – or those acceptable to both coaches.

The playing space:
Should be adequate, i.e. at least 12 metres (39') long by 6 metres (12') wide.

The facilities:
Should be acceptable by the away team. If there is a dispute, the away team may offer an alternative venue.

A competent umpire:
Who should not be the coach of either team, unless by mutual consent.

(ii) The team shall consist of four players and a reserve.

(iii) The match shall consist of seven matches – four singles and three doubles.

(iv) The order of play, shall be as follows:

No. 1 v No. 1,
No. 2 v No. 2,
No. 3 v No. 3,
No. 4 v No. 4.

No. 1 + No. 3 v No. 1 + No. 3,
No. 2 + No. 4 v No. 2 + No. 4,
No. 1 + No. 2 v No. 1 + No. 2.

(v) The sequence of matches shall be as per the score sheet supplied by NSWCHSSA.

That as soon as a result is achieved by either team, a coach may seek permission of the other coach to play reserve players.

(vi) Any change from the above format without the prior permission of the state convener results in a forfeit by that school.

(vii) Each match shall consist of the best of five games.

(viii) Each game shall be won by the player who first wins eleven points – unless both players have scored ten points.

The player who reaches two points ahead shall be the winner

(ix) That regulation uniform, school uniform, be worn  by all players for all matches.

(c) Results

(i) Refer NSWCHSSA Handbook "Results" –

(ii) The score sheet shall be forwarded direct to the state convener by the winning team after being signed by both managers within three days to confirm the result. Failure to do so could result in a forfeit.

(iii) The score sheet shall be supplied by NSWCHSSA along with the draw.

(d) Disputes and protests

(i) Refer NSWCHSSA Handbook "Disputes and protests" - 

Section 2.11


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