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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 $2,220 and can be delivered by an endorsed coach or a teacher at your school. Note: All bookings are also subject to a $100 Booking Administration fee.

These packages 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 BarriersThe Smash Down Barriers manual consists of six 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. Contact Table Tennis Australia for a FREE copy of the 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 - $380

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!
  • Three retractable nets (suitable for use over existing classroom tables)
  • 16 rackets
  • 100 standard balls
  • Freight Australia-wide (metro)

Premium equipment package - $1,870

A great option to kit your school out with durable premium equipment
  • Three tables (including nets)
  • 25 rackets 
  • 100 standard balls
  • Freight Australia-wide (metro)

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:
  • Individual table and net $380 each 
  • Individual rackets $22.50 each 
  • Box of 100 balls $65 / box
  • Retractable nets $25 each
  • Tops e-Coaching Manual $50

NOTE: Additional freight charges apply for non-metro, country & remote locations.

Download the Tops Table Tennis Program package information or 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 e-Coaching Manual


Contact: Scott Edgecombe - National Participation and Development Coordinator
Phone: 0422 875 354