England Skills Awards

Programme of awards designed by the England Performance Team.

About the Awards

The England Skills Awards are a programme of awards designed by the England Performance Team with the aim of giving guidance of:

  • What players need to practise – in line with the the PAC principles, ensuring player have developed the skills they need at each stage
  • How players need to practise – How players need to engage in their practice in order to maximise their learning and be able to transfer this learning to the training environment

The awards are made up of a series of tasks and challenges, with each award progressing in difficulty. These awards provide a framework of development for players and coaches to use, and are part of the performance standards the team look for as part of the selection processes for national training squads. 

Award levels

The awards are made up of 5 levels:

  • Foundation
  • Progression
  • Bronze – Entry level for the England Hopes Squad
  • Silver – Entry level for the England Hopes Squad
  • Gold – Entry level for the England Hopes Squad

This is an organic programme which will continue to evolve as the standard of players develops further and the performance standards of the national training groups develope. More information about the England Skills Awards is available for licenced coaches can be found on the Table Tennis England Coach Portal.