Young Ambassador FAQs

Here we answer the frequently asked questions about our Young Ambassador Programme.

Some answers to your frequently asked questions

If you query is not answered below, please email us and we’ll get back to you!

All clubs need to be an affiliated Premier Club to join the TTYA programme. This is to ensure the Young People are volunteering within a safe club environment, alongside a DBS checked mentor. For more information on how to become a Premier Club, click here

There is no limit to the amount of Young Ambassadors per club, but clubs must commit to funding Young Ambassador incentives past the first three if a Premier Club, or all incentives for all Young Ambassadors if not a Premier Club.

If you are a young person who is not currently a member of a table tennis club but are interested in becoming a Young Ambassador, please email us.

In some cases, information about the programme may not have reached the correct person. Please email us with the name of your club you are a member of and we will speak to your club, informing them that we have received interest from one of their members interested in becoming a Young Ambassador.

All evidence of volunteered hours will need to be logged (using the form sent to your Volunteer Mentor upon registration) and submitted by email (cc’ing your Volunteer Mentor).

We want to lighten the workload of existing volunteers, not create more. The Volunteer Mentor will simply act as the point of call for your Young Ambassadors if they require club specific support with their role. You will also be our first point of call when we communicate programme updates, provide instructions and how to claim incentives. Table Tennis England staff will be able to support your Volunteer Mentors in their role when required.

The CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit) have produced a free e-learning course about involving young people in sport which, although has been developed in partnership with the Football Association, will show you how you can increase young people’s participation in the planning and running of sports activities, and how this benefits everyone.  Whether you’re a coach, club volunteer, committee member or potentially going to be the TTYA Volunteer Mentor at your club, this training course is for you. To complete the course, or for more information click here. The course should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

For Table Tennis England’s full safeguarding information and policies, please visit our dedicated safeguarding page.