Tournament organiser

Information and resources for tournament organisers

The role of the tournament organiser

A tournament organiser is responsible for the smooth and successful running of a tournament. They will plan the type of tournament, book the venue, establish committees, recruit volunteers and attract entries into the tournament.

If you wish to become a tournament organiser please contact Chris Newton for details.

How to plan a competition

If you are planning a competition, you will need to approach the Tournament Approval Panel.

The Tournament Approval Panel is the committee responsible for the following:

  • To sanction external events, upon application, in line with TTE regulations
  • To co-ordinate and publish the TTE competition calendar against a set of established event priorities
  • To assess external events delivery against TTE regulations and requirements
  • To administer the player sanction scheme

For general enquiries to the Tournament Approval Panel, contact the following:

The other members of TAP are: Mike Atkinson (4* tournament co-ordinator), Brian Jackson (Technical Officials Committee representative), Mark Pinder (Table Tennis England staff).

Tournament organisers can find useful documents and forms below.

Regulations of Competitions

Table Tennis England regulates national and local competitions. The Regulated Competitions regulations can be found by following the link below.

Open Tournament Forms

Schedule documents

Single Competition Licence forms

Rules, guidance and advice

Tournament Stationery – Match Cards