Pathway For Officials
We would not be able to run any of our tournaments without Officials. These are the volunteers who give their time to organize or referee events, or umpire matches, ensuring they are run smoothly and within the laws of table tennis.
A young umpire from Co. Down became the first winner of the Young Technical Official of the Year in 2018. This was a new category at the Sport NI Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards.
Adam Brown started his umpiring career at the age of the 15 in local competitions. Although, he did not play table tennis, he developed an appetite for officiating and quickly went on to achieve the County Level Umpire qualification.
Adam continued his progress to qualify as the youngest International Umpire in Ireland in 2016 and has since officiated at several events in Europe.
ITTF High Performance & Development Webinar 3 – Umpire Performance Assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWuJTjSSUKs
ITTF High Performance & Development Webinar 8 – Misbehaviour from the view of Ump, Ref and Players https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCgG4xx27k
ITTF High Performance & Development Webinar 16 – 2020 IU Exam Feedback, Rules & Regulations Analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-PkgMibtvQ
ITTF High Performance & Development Webinar 26 – New Anti Doping Code https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r6APeN3U4k
ITTF High Performance & Development Webinar 37 – Rules Interpretation for Coaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If4gY6J_4lQ