Table Tennis Wellington



Newtown Stadium Roof Repair – complete!

Much thanks to Nick @ JB Roofing Maintenance and Repair Ltd!

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2023 New World Wellington Open (June 17-18)


8.45 am Open Singles
11.00 am Open Doubles Rounds (Men’s, Women’s & Mixed)
12.45 pm Open Singles post section
1.15 pm Combined C & D Doubles
2.45 pm D Grade Singles
3.15 pm C Grade Singles

Sunday (singles events only, no doubles)

8.30 am Under 13, Under 19, Over 30, Over 50
1.00 pm Under 15, Over 40, Over 60

Light refreshments and drinks will be available for purchase on both days.
This event’s main sponsor is New World Wellington City, 279 Wakefield Street, Wellington
City (near Te Papa).

Please enter via Table Tennis New Zealand – for entry fees and means of payment see the flyer.

For tournament regulations see the flyer.

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Whanganui in August: Central Region Inter Teams

2023 Winter Interclub – Series 1

Is happening at the Empire hall from 7pm (no later than 7:10pm) Wednesdays May 17 for six weeks.

All teams will be of three players each on the night, the eleven match format applying.

Clubs are asked to be mindful of having reserves available to fill in for teams that may be short on a given night. Options are to nominate extra players to a particular team, or just keep the players in reserve to cover multiple teams. Reserves will only be permitted to play in grades in which they would normally be expected to play, or in higher grades. Again, the interclub sub-committee will have the right to decline players playing in a lower grade than would be considered appropriate.

Fees will be the same as for recent years $8, $7, and $6. Payable on each night.

Teams are to be entered by the Clubs, not directly by players. Entries close Thursday 11 May with your club contact so that teams and draws can be finalised over the weekend and advised to clubs and players.

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2023 ITTF-Oceania Championships Selection Criteria & Qualification System

Entries for remaining events:

Qualifier 2 – Wellington – 29th and 30th April – closing date 24th April

Qualifier 3 – Blenheim – 13th and 14th May – closing date 5th May

All information can be found on the TTNZ website events page.

Whanganui May 20/21 Training Camp

Whanganui is hosting a 2 Day Training Camp Open to any and all players BUT limited numbers.

Facts: coach Matthew Ball, May 20 & 21, $20/day, at the Jubilee Stadium, London Street, Whanganui.

Contact: Larn Sweeney (

2023 Wellington Autumn Open (Apr 29-30)


* Men’s Singles Timothy Choi bt. Matthew Ball 11-4, 11-2, 7-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-9
* Women’s Singles Lisa Gear bt. Sai Shruthi Murali 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3
* Men’s Doubles Matthew Ball & Max Henderson bt. Kelsey Amor & Andrew Palmer 11-7, 11-2, 11-4
* Women’s Doubles (round-robin) Tracey Hsia & Sai Shruthi Murali, runner-up: Gemma Buzzard & Maia Cavanagh
* Under 19 Boys Singles Timothy Choi bt. Payas Jajal 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
* Under 19 Girls Singles (round-robin) Jocelyn Lam, runner-up: Mei Mun Teh
* Under 13 Boys Singles Oscar Du bt. Lucas Yang 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 11-9
* Under 13 Girls Singles (round-robin) Tracey Hsia, runner-up: Grace Looi
* Under 15 Boys Singles Payas Jajal bt. Ethan Yin 11-8, 11-5, 11-9
* Under 15 Girls Singles Jocelyn Lam bt. Lisa Gear 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6
* Over 40 Men’s Singles Depak Patel bt. Daniel Rosner 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 11-9

Per-event result-summaries here

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2023 NZ Vets in Nelson this year


Some of the ​​​​​​​Test Teams vs Australia include some Wellington players:

Over 50 MenCraig Dye (C), Heath Murdoch (W)Walter Ly (NSW), Michael Bowrey (ACT)
Over 50 WomenKris Alisch (C), Sabine Westenra (W)Anne-Louse Stewart (QLD), Rosalie Brooks (QLD)
Over 65 MenLindsay Ward (W), Gregg Davey (C)Jing Peng (NSW), George Abdilla (SA)
Over 75 MenWillie Weinstock (A), Bryan McConnochie (W)Thomas Samuelsson (QLD), Mick Wright (VIC)

2023 Summer Competition

Two player teams, play two other teams each night, best of 5 to 11

  • Five Wednesdays 15 March – 12 April @ Empire TTC Hall (04 568 6054)
  • Open from 6:30pm, matches to start 7pm

FEES                   $8 per player per Wednesday to the duty official before play.

ENTER               by Thurs 9 March via your club or (we match extras into composite teams).  A team can have any number of players but only two play per match.

FORMAT           2 Player teams: each team plays two matches (against two other teams) each Wednesday – each team vs. team match is two singles each player (best of 5 to 11) plus a one-set doubles (best of 1 to 11) played only as a tie break if it is 2-all.  i.e. each night you play four singles and sometimes also one or two doubles sets.

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2023 Wellington Vets (Saturday March 18)

Below is all the info the upcoming Wellington Vets tournament!

ENTRY: TTNZ Tournament Planner
Venue: Empire Table Tennis Stadium, Marine Parade, Petone

Saturday March 18
8:45 AM Over 50 or Over 70 (enter one of, not both)
1:00 PM Over 40 or Over 60 (enter one of, not both)
Report at least 15 minutes before the above time.

Each age group has singles and doubles events. Doubles pairings can be MM, FF, or MF.

Singles events cost $15 each. Doubles $5 per player per event.

Entries close 11.59pm Tuesday March 14 via TTNZ Tournament Planner or direct as in the conditions document below.

Pay on the day or direct payment to “Table Tennis Wellington” at Westpac 03-0558-0038972-00 (if using direct payment, please reference “TTW Vets” and your name).

Newtown Stadium Working Bee 2023

Help refresh the stadium to keep it going until it can be fully renovated.

We’re organising a working bee at the Newtown Table Tennis Stadium to refresh the exterior and interior, especially the playing area, so we can continue playing there safely until the Stadium is fully renovated.

Saturday 28 January. There’ll be a morning shift and an afternoon shift – come for one or the other – or both!

Please Contact
Contact Peter (details below).


Thanks to TAB!

We thank the TAB for recently awarding us a grant towards accommodation costs for teams at the recent TTNZ nationals. We are a volunteer-run sport and the annual Nationals is a large expense for us as well as the travelling players and team managers every amount is greatly appreciated!

Central Region Training Camp

On Saturday 24th September, the 2nd one day camp for players in the Central Region was held with 30 players attending. An awesome coaching team had a program built on extending the players from the first camp back in July and a productive day was had by all. The camp was organised by Matt Ball with coaches Tim Seaholme, Natalie Paterson, James Wang and Tim Wilson involved.

2022 November Comp

Manish Ahlawat won the Four Wednesdays November competition for the third consecutive year, comfortably seeing off nearest rivals Depak Patel and Ian Talbot, with Paul Solt and Darrell Brown close behind those two. The minor medal positions were in doubt until the last doubles, following which, it was agreed that Depak placed second by virtue of beating Ian earlier in the competition.

There were many interesting results achieved over the four weeks with a number of players beating higher rated opponents and a couple of young players also catching the eye with their performances. Thanks to all who participated.

Starts November 2 – Wednesdays @ Empire Table Tennis Club hall
Four Wednesdays: Nov 2nd/9th/16th/23rd (7pm).

Final results:

For the details…

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Yufeng Wang – NZ rep!

Congratulations to Yufeng Wang from all of us, he was selected by TTNZ to represent New Zealand (announcement) at the 2022 ITTF-Oceania Youth Championships! This event will be held in Melbourne Sep 5-10, be sure to give him a pat on the back next time you see him.

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2022 Winter Interclub – Series 2

At the Empire hall from 7:10pm Tuesdays August 2nd / Wednesdays August 3rd (eight weeks until September 20/21) – same week days and same formats as Series 1.

Draw & Current Results

Congratulations to the winning teams:

Premier 1: Empire Eagles – Mohsen Kafi & Manish Ahlawat
Premier 2: Karori/Waterloo – Sabine Westenra & Sai Murali
Division 1: Attack on Titan – Danny Eyre, Meena Chang, & Erin Huang, & Vignesh Sivapragasam

Premier 1: Empire Eagles – Mohsen Kafi & Manish Ahlawat
Premier 2: Karori/Waterloo – Sabine Westenra & Sai Murali
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2022 Junior Development Tournament

Recently, the first of the Junior Development Tournaments for 2022 was held at the Empire Stadium. Numbers were reasonable and the standard of all players who entered was good. There were some very interesting matches played and all players would have benefited from their matches and the experience of playing in a tournament.

The winners and runners up were as follows:

WinnerRunner Up
Under 13 Boys SinglesSavion PolyblankBen Kimber
Under 13 Girls SinglesZoe MildenhallBrooke Martin
Under 13 Doubles     Ben Kimber & Savion PolyblankJoel Bennett & Ashwyn Thakur
Under 15 SinglesArchit NandaDallas Martin
Under 15 DoublesAadi Madhavan & Archit NandaJacob Andrews & Alex Thorn
Under 17 Boys SinglesArchit NandaRyley Chin
Under 17 Girls SinglesHolly RobinsLi-Yin Lin
Under 17 Boys PlateDallas MartinJacob Andrews
Under 17 DoublesAadi Madhavan & Archit NandaRyley Chin &  Kieran Robinson

Thanks to all the participating players, their family supporters plus Rob Chung, Maggie Dyer and Paul Solt for their assistance. Special thanks go to Bruce Northover for the preparation of some high class certificates which were much appreciated by the recipients.

2022 Winter Interclub – Series 1

Starts @ Empire from 7:10pm Tuesdays May 17 / Wednesdays May 18 (eight weeks).

Draws & Final Results – Series 1



Premier grades (Premier 1, Premier 2) on Tuesdays
* 2-player teams (2 x singles best of 7 & a doubles best of 5)

Division 1 grade on Wednesdays
* 3-player teams (9 singles & 2 doubles matches – as usual)

Division 2 grade on Tuesdays
* 3-player teams (9 singles & 2 doubles matches – as usual)

Teams are entered only from clubs – reach out to your club contact to be included.

Partial teams may be entered and we will endeavour to form composite teams.  Extra players may be entered for a team but only two (for Premier grades) or three (for Division 1 & 2 grades) may play for that team on any specific evening.

We will seed teams and limit the number of teams per grade to eight but each team may request a preferred highest grade.

Each grade will include a round robin with every team playing every other team.

Replacement players can be sourced from a lower grade or as approved by the interclub committee.  E.g. a Premier 2 player can fill in for a Premier 1 team (with another lower grade player filling in for the Premier 2 player’s team).

If a player is deemed to be of a certain standard through being named in a particular grade (and confirmed by the interclub committee at the time of naming teams in Grades), then that player can play any number of fixtures for a higher grade while still continuing to play in the lower grade. However players can fill in for higher grades in only one team during the series.

Entries close Wednesday 11 May. Late entries accepted only to fill byes in grades.

Note: treat this Series 1 as a distinct competition.  There will be a Series 2 (anticipated for after mid-year) however the format for Series 2 is TBD by the TTW interclub committee.  Teams would be re-entered for Series 2 & may be seeded & graded differently than Series 1 effectively this may mean some promotion/relegation vs. Series 1 (with or without playoff TBD).

The usual Code of Conduct will apply.

New World 2022 Wellington Open July 30-31

Check out the TTNZ photo album

Thanks to all who attended and congratulations to all including all the new titleholders listed below (see here for full result details)

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2022 Wellington Autumn Open (Apr 30 – May 1)

Update: the list of all winners & placings are below or click here, congratulations!

For more detail, the individual matches

For full details head over to Tournament Planner.

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