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 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 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, which started in June 2011, operates on an evening timetable. The programme 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 during the day and attend academic lessons in the evening. This resembles the training structures in other countries which have established outcomes in similar sports.
Interested applicants may find out more about admission into the Table Tennis Academy from the Information Sheet or at this page: https://www.sportsschool.edu.sg/admissions/admission-by-sport/secondary-school
The Table Tennis Academy has produced 16 national representatives for the Singapore Table Tennis Association.
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
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)
Paddlers' 15-Medal Haul At Sea Champs
2018 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships
Posted: 14 December 2018
Picture by Singapore Table Tennis Association.
Five out of a possible seven gold medals went to Team Singapore at the 2018 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships from 15 to 18 December 2018, including 4 silver and 6 bronze medals. Singapore Sports School’s nine Table Tennis Academy student-athletes, forming the 10-member team, contributed to all 5 golds won by the nation, and all returning with a medal in hand.
It was a battle between Sports School’s paddlers in three events – Men’s and Women’s Singles, and Mixed Doubles – with post-secondary paddlers Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and Goi Rui Xuan emerging Singles champions at the 11th edition of the SEA Championships held in Bali. Prior to capturing her Singles title, Rui Xuan teamed up with Secondary 4’s Koen Pang Yew En for the Mixed Doubles gold, defeating teammates Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Wong Xin Ru 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9). The Singles events were a contest between Clarence and Koen in the Men’s category, and Rui Xuan and Xin Ru in the Women’s. In fact, Sports School’s post-secondary student-athletes swept clean the Women’s Singles medals with Eunice Lim Zoe and Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin taking joint-bronze medals.
Koen, Singapore’s top performer with 3 golds and 1 silver, showed fine form in the Men’s Singles final against Clarence, picking up the first two sets, as well as the fourth, to push the match into the deciding set. Koen eventually narrowly lost 3-4 to his opponent six years older than he. The 16-year-old paddler had earlier defeated Sports School senior Ethan 4-0 in the Semi-Finals. Koen also collected gold in the Men’s Doubles with Ethan as partner. Koen’s final gold medal came from the Men’s Team alongside Clarence, Ethan and Gerald Yu Zong Jun
1st – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
2nd – Koen Pang Yew En
3rd – Ethan Poh Shao Feng
1st – Goi Rui Xuan
2nd – Wong Xin Ru
Joint-3rd – Eunice Lim Zoe, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin
1st – Koen Pang Yew En and Ethan Poh Shao Feng
3rd – Gerald Yu Zong Jun (with partner Lucas Tan)
2nd – Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin and Tan En Hui
3rd – Goi Rui Xuan and Wong Xin Ru
1st – Goi Rui Xuan and Koen Pang Yew En
2nd – Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Wong Xin Ru
1st – Clarence Chew Zhe Yu, Ethan Poh Shao Feng, Gerald Yu Zong Jun, Koen Pang Yew En
3rd – Eunice Lim Zoe, Goi Rui Xuan, Pearlyn Koh Kai Xin, Tan En Hui, Wong Xin Ru
Hat-Trick For Prospective Student-Athlete
2018 Dr Lee Bee Wah Cup-STTA Table Tennis Championships
Posted: 14 December 2018
Pictures by Singapore Table Tennis Association.
Singapore Sports School’s current and prospective student-athletes shone brightest at the 2018 Dr Lee Bee Wah Cup-STTA Table Tennis Championships with 10 medals – 6 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze. Twelve-year-old Ser Lin Qian was the tournament’s best performer with 3 gold medals in as many events. She collected the Women’s, Under 15 and Under 12 Singles titles at Singapore Table Tennis Association’s annual competition from 16 to 25 November 2018.
Lin Qian, a prospective Sports School student-athlete, had a relatively smooth run leading to the Final against Secondary 4 student-athlete Jassy Tan Li Ling in the Women’s Singles. The first two sets went in favour of the younger paddler before Jassy equalised the match. Lin Qian responded by winning the next two sets to end the best-of-seven match with a score of 4-2, walking away with her third and final gold medal of the tournament.
It was a similar senior-junior encounter in the Men’s event. The final between Secondary 3’s Andy Wong Yan Kai and prospective student-athlete Izaac Quek Yong was closely contested as the latter attempted to match and counter the attacks by his older opponent. The match which was played to all seven sets ended in victory to Andy.
Izaac had won 2 gold medals prior to the Men’s final, topping the Boys U15 and U12 competition. Andy also collected a bronze medal in the Boys U15 event.
1st – Andy Wong Yan Kai (11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6)
2nd – Izaac Quek Yong
1st – Ser Lin Qian (11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-8)
2nd – Jassy Tan Li Lin
Girls Under 18 Singles
2nd – Koh Jia Qi
Boys Under 15 Singles
1st – Izaac Quek Yong (13-11, 11-7, 11-6, 12-10)
3rd – Andy Wong Yan Kai (lost to eventual silver medallist Shi Ke Xun [3-11, 8-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8, 8-11])
Girls Under 15 Singles
1st – Ser Lin Qian
Boys Under 12 Singles
1st – Izaac Quek Yong
Girls Under 12 Singles
1st – Ser Lin Qian
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