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Essentials for Schools

table tennis australia logoThe Tops Table Tennis Program aims to introduce the sport to young people through a progressive range of fun and innovative table tennis related lessons and activities. The program resources are designed to meet the needs of all teachers regardless of their table tennis knowledge. Resources include lesson plans, activity cards, skill circuits and competition formats.

Tops Table Tennis was developed according to National Curriculum encompassing play, skills development, the game and assessment to ensure complete student development in table tennis.

It is a comprehensive program that offers all teachers and coaches an opportunity to learn and teach the fun and dynamic sport of table tennis.


Your school can choose from three different packages options to run in Sporting Schools, or you can tailor a package to suit your school provided it meets minimum session requirements. Our packages range from $50 to $2,460 and can be delivered by an endorsed coach or a teacher at your school. These are: 

  • Tops Coach Package
  • Tops Teacher Package
  • Tops Teacher Starter Equipment Package
Visit the Table Tennis Australia website for further package details. Registered school contacts can also login to their Sporting Schools account to access the Booking System and view all the packages available in more detail. You can also visit the Sporting Schools Help Centre for further information. 


Smash Down BarriersSchools have the option to purchase the Smash Down Barriers manual for $20 which consists of 6 introductory lessons designed to assist teachers with any level of Para Table Tennis understanding, to deliver fun, safe and inclusive activities. 

The Smash Down Barriers program is a sport-for-development program which aims to use table tennis as a tool to improve the lives of people with disabilities by: increasing levels of physical activity providing leadership opportunities and promoting social inclusion. Click here for a preview of the manual or contact Table Tennis Australia to order the full manual.


Table Tennis Australia offers equipment options suitable for the school environment and with the flexibility to meet your school’s individual needs. The following equipment packages are available for purchase through Table Tennis Australia:

Tops starter equipment package - $325

This package is a great option to introduce students to table tennis with a teacher delivered program and is based on the Tops philosophy that any table can be a table tennis table!
  • Four retractable nets (suitable for use over existing classroom tables)
  • 16 standard ITTF approved racquets
  • 100 standard balls
  • Freight Australia-wide

Premium equipment package - $1,800

A great option to kit your school out with durable premium equipment
  • Four tables 
  • 30 racquets
  • 100 standard balls
  • Freight Australia-wide

Individual items

Individual items of equipment can be ordered to suit your school’s needs. Freight costs for individual items will be confirmed upon order. Items available for order are:
  • Tables $350 each 
  • Racquets $20 each 
  • Box of 100 standard balls $60 / box
  • Retractable nets $30 each

Visit the Table Tennis Australia website for more information and to order


Yes, teachers can deliver table tennis in Sporting Schools by meeting the requirements below.

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You will need to:

And meet the following requirements:
  • Purchase Tops Table Tennis Manual


For more information on Sporting Schools in contact your state or territory development officer.

Visit the Table Tennis Australia website for contact details