Junior Development Overview:
The opportunity exists for junior players to participate in a skill building, fun, Tuesday Night Junior Program, or take the next step to advanced group and individual coaching with the aim of State Team selection. While hundreds of children have enjoyed Southern’s junior program over the years, quite a few have also decided to escalate their training and involvement and achieve State Team selection, and in some cases go on to represent Australia.
Southern Table Tennis is both a Sports Voucher provider and a Sporting Schools registered provider. Primary school students can again excellent value in using their $100 Sports Voucher and obtain a school terms free coaching, table tennis bat & covers and a Club polo top. Southern’s accredited coaches have already delivered Sporting Schools coaching programs to some 25 Primary schools and are available to accommodate any future school coaching requests.
Tuesday Night Junior Program
These sessions are a fun introduction to table tennis using a combination of free play, coaching and assorted games. They are suitable for children over 8 years old and of all standards. We offer one come and try session for free. The cost is then $5 per session and you may use the primary school ‘Sports Voucher’ system.
Term programs provide players with a mix of coaching and playing a few matches in round robin groups. Several coaches will be in attendance to provide a degree of personalised attention to all junior players. For those not ready to commence playing matches, a fun form of coaching / skill development will be provided across the session. The stadium is open at 7.00pm, please be in attendance by 7.15pm. The formal session is from 7.30pm to 8.30 pm. The registration form is appended below.
Good news! In addition to primary school students, years 7, 8 & 9 students can use their annual Sports Voucher allocation of $100.00 (with a payment of $30.00) to obtain the ‘Junior Starter Package’ which includes the 10 week term program, a Southern polo top, Butterfly bat and bat cover. Great value.
‘Southside’ Saturday Morning Smash Hit Program
The Southside Saturday Morning ‘Smash Hit’ Program is a 12 week competition. The program brings together junior players from the Brighton, Southern and Adelaide table tennis clubs. This is a great way to get some experience playing juniors from other clubs and we encourage all Southern juniors to take part. The program caters for all standards of play…..beginner / competent/ advanced.
A great package. You get 12 weeks of competition and a polo top for only $100.00. For program information and weekly results, refer to the TTSA website Smash Hit page. The 2022/2023 program commences Saturday, 29 October 2022. Registrations are now being accepted on the TTSA website. For further details, contact Lenore Roder (contact details on the Smash Hit page of the TTSA website.
School Holiday Program – January 2023
Southern conducted a School Holiday Program in mid January 2023 to provide for those junior players who cannot get through the 7 week school holiday period without a fix of table tennis. This program was not only for Southern juniors and Southside Smash Hit players, but any other junior who wants to join the program.
The 4 session program with not be repetitive in nature, but each session provided new skills and information. The sessions were conducted on Monday, 9/1 & 16/1 and Wednesday, 11/1 & 18/1 between 10.00 am to midday. The program cost was $40.00 for the 8 hour program.
If you have any questions in relation to junior table tennis, please contact either
Marcel STORKEN on 0417 870 181, email email@example.com , or
Maurice QUINN on 0411 042 320, email firstname.lastname@example.org