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Table Tennis

OVERVIEW

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Singapore Sports School Table Tennis Academy’s close partnership with Singapore Table Tennis Association has led to the development of the School-Within-A-School (SWS) programme for selected student-athletes. Jing Jun Hong, Head of National Youth Development and former head coach of the national senior team oversees the SWS training programme which results in greater alignment of the SWS to the national programme.

The SWS programme has been successful in raising the standards of our table tennis players to dominate local tournaments and compete successfully at the regional level. The Table Tennis Academy is a pipeline for elite youth paddlers into the national team.

The SWS programme, which started in June 2011, is intended to allow student-athletes to pursue their sport at an even higher level without foregoing desired academic outcomes. Student-athletes are able to undergo extended training sessions and travel overseas for competitions and training. This resembles the training structures in other countries which have established outcomes in similar sports.


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ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Table Tennis Academy has produced 20 national representatives for the Singapore Table Tennis Association. 

2018 Year of Induction Pang Yew En Koen, Yu Zong Jun Gerald, Tan En Hui, Wong Xin Ru

2017 Year of Induction Wong Xin Ru

2016 Year of Induction Beh Kun Ting

2015 Year of Induction Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Eunice Lim Zoe, Goi Rui Xuan, Maxxe Tay Ming Han, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Zhang Wanling 

2014 Year of Induction Darren Loy Meng Hean, Ethan Poh Shao Feng 

2010 Year of Induction Yee Herng Hwee 

2009 Year of Induction Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Tay Jit Kiat 

2008 Year of Induction Isabelle Li Siyun 

2007 Year of Induction Pang Xue Jie 
2006 Year of Induction Goh Yi Long, Heng Wei Chen, Kwa Hui Ru, Tan Hui Min, Zena Sim Kai Xin

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2018 – 21st Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia): Zhang Wanling (Silver Medal – Women’s Team), Koen Pang Yew En, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Beh Kun Ting, Pang Xue Jie

2018 – 3rd Youth Olympic Games (Bueno Aires, Argentina): Koen Pang Yew En, Goi Rui Xuan

2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men’s Doubles; Silver Medals – Mixed Doubles, Men’s Team), Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Silver Medals – Men’s Team, Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles), Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Silver Medals – Men’s Team, Men’s Doubles), Yee Herng Hwee (Gold Medal – Women’s Team)

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medals – Men's Singles, Men's Doubles), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2014 – 16th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Isabelle Li Siyun (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Clarence Chew Zhe Yu 

2014 – 20th Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Gold Medal – Men's Team), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Yee Herng Hwee 

2013 – 27th Southeast Asian Games (Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar): Clarence Chew (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medal – Men's Singles), Isabelle Li Siyun (Gold Medal – Women's Team; Silver Medal – Women's Singles), Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team), Angeline Tang An Qi (Represented Malaysia; Bronze Medal – Women's Team) 

2013 – 2nd Asian Youth Games (Nanjing, China): Edric Lim Zheng Jie, Yee Herng Hwee 

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Isabelle Li Siyun (Silver Medal – Women's Singles), Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Doubles), Zena Sim Kai Xin 

2010 – 15th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): Pang Xue Jie 

2010 – 19th Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team) 

2010 – 1st Youth Olympic Games (Singapore): Isabelle Li Siyun (Silver Medal – Women’s Singles) 

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team; Bronze Medal – Men's Doubles), Zena Sim Kai Xin (Gold Medal – Women's Team) 

2009 – 1st Asian Youth Games (Singapore): Clarence Chew Zhe Yu (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team), Isabelle Li Siyun (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team), Tay Jit Kiat 

2007 – 24th Southeast Asian Games (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand): Pang Xue Jie (Gold Medal – Men's Team) 

2006 – 18th Commonwealth Games (Melbourne, Australia): Zena Sim Kai Xin (Gold Medal – Women's Team)

 

PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

ZONE TRAINING CENTRE

Singapore Sports School is one of the eight Zone Training Centres set up by Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) in Singapore that aims to develop budding talents for STTA’s Junior Development Squad. The training centre at Sports School offers a structured training programme to players between 5 and 11 years old with potential to excel in the sport.

PRIMARY SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMME

Singapore Sports School’s Table Tennis Academy invites selected pupils from Primary 4 to Primary 6 to train with the Sports School team up to four times a week. The primary school pupils are able to benefit from higher quality coaching and also gain insight into the Academy’s training programme.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

ITTF JUNIOR AND CADET CIRCUIT

Student-athletes under the School-Within-A-School (SWS) programme have opportunities to compete in three tournaments in the ITTF circuit yearly. Student-athletes pit themselves against the world’s best in their age-group and are exposed to different types of play. Singapore Sports School's paddlers have consistently achieved notable results in the ITTF circuits, clinching podium prizes each year. Student-athletes Beh Kun Ting, Gerald Yu Zong Jun (Secondary 4) and Koen Pang Yew En (Secondary 3) achieved podium finishes in at least one competition in the circuit. Koen’s outstanding performances over several competitions in the ITTF Junior and Cadet Circuits earned him selection for the Rough Diamonds training camp in Otocec, Slovenia, organised by the international sport body.

ASIAN AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Singapore Sports School student-athletes regularly turn out for Singapore in the Asian and South East Asia Junior Championships. Each year, our student-athletes made frequent appearance on the podium. In 2016, 12 of 14 youth paddlers representing Singapore at the SEA Junior Championships were Sports School past and present student-athletes. They contributed a creditable 10 gold medals to Singapore's medal tally. Sports School secondary and post-secondary paddlers reinforced their position as one of Southeast Asia’s best in 2017, with gold medals coming from Andy Wong Yan Kai (Boys Cadet Team), Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Boys Junior Singles, Mixed Junior Doubles), Goi Rui Xuan (Girls Junior Team), Koen Pang Yew En (Boys Cadet Singles, Doubles and Team), Tan En Hui (Girls Junior Doubles), Wong Xin Ru (Girls Junior Team, Mixed Junior Doubles) and Zhang Wanling (Girls Junior Doubles and Team). They also bagged another 4 silver and 3 bronze medals for Singapore.

NATIONAL AGE-GROUP COMPETITIONS/GRAND FINALE

Apart from overseas competitions which Singapore Sports School student-athletes frequently participate in, the local competitions are also important to gauge their level of play against local age-group rivals.

Special Programmes

OVERSEAS TRAINING CAMPS

The Table Tennis Academy sends its student-athletes for overseas training stints yearly to train and spar with stronger teams. This exposes them to different types of play of a higher level. The Academy has organised training trips to provincial teams in China in the past which has provided sparring opponents of higher standard, thereby raising their quality of game. Student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School programme have opportunities to go for additional training trips and learn from stronger and more skillful players. In October 2016, Singapore Sports School inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Kochi Prefectural Board of Education to provide sports exchange opportunities for our Table Tennis student-athletes. Thus, in 2017, selected paddlers in the School-Within-A-School programme will have opportunities to spar with to spar with the top Japanese paddlers in Kochi Prefecture. Sports School has also established a training base at Lishan Junior High, where student-athletes will be able to participate in an annual overseas training camp lasting two to three weeks. The top paddlers in Sports School also have opportunities to be selected to attend ITTF training camps.

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