Referee Steve doing the hard yards for charities close to his heart

Referee Steve Smith isn’t quite half the man he used to be, but players around the country cannot help but notice the transformation he has undergone in the past year.


We need your input as we shape new Officials Academy

A comprehensive survey, launching today, is the first step towards creating a Technical Officials Academy, which aims to ensure our sport has a sustainable, world-class officiating workforce for  the future.

April 9, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

Dan and Matt make the grade as National Referees

Dan Bullen and Matt Pryke have completed their Level 2 (National) Referees qualification after passing their practical assessments during the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.

March 27, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

Manchester experience Feeds officials’ enthusiasm and knowledge

The recent WTT Feeder Manchester gave the chance for 16 umpires and referees to continue working towards higher qualifications on their officiating journeys.

March 7, 2024 | Paul Stimpson

Start your umpiring journey here!

Would you like to emulate the 18 English umpires who were part of the team of officials at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games? If so, why not take the first step on the umpiring ladder at our upcoming course in the North West?

October 12, 2023 | Martin Ireland

Joshua Reynolds delighted to umpire European final

England’s Joshua Reynolds, was given the privilege of being named as a match umpire for the men’s European Team Table Tennis Championship final.

September 26, 2023 | Tim McGovern

Presentation marks Colin Clemett’s remarkable service to our sport

Colin Clemett says he is “surprised and flattered” after being presented with a gift to mark his retirement from the Rules Committee at the age of 94.

March 29, 2023 | Paul Stimpson
Pride of Table Tennis

Award-winning volunteers have Pride of place at Nationals

The superstars of our sport were honoured at the Pride of Table Tennis Awards ceremony at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships on Sunday.

March 27, 2023 | Paul Stimpson

End of era as rules stalwart Colin steps down

Colin Clemett has stepped down as Chairman of the Table Tennis England Rules Committee at the age of 94.

February 2, 2023 | Paul Stimpson

Player sanctions explained

Players can keep track of any points they receive if shown a yellow, yellow/red or red card by an official by visiting our player sanctions page.

January 4, 2023 | Paul Stimpson
Pride of Table Tennis

Pride of TT: Nominate someone who’s officially the best

Table tennis could not happen without the dedication and commitment of our technical officials – and now is the time to let them know how much we appreciate their efforts!

December 1, 2022 | Paul Stimpson