Table Tennis
Table Tennis
DateSunday 5th September to Friday 10th September 2021
VenueMemorial Hall, 73 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga
Managers MeetingMonday 6th September 9.00am at Memorial Hall, 73 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga
Costs$75.00 per player (NZ$)
Entries Close Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close

Contact Details

Code Coordinator

Tournament Controller:
John Lea – Bay of Plenty Table Tennis  
Phone: 07 572 0129
Mobile: 021 038 6025

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Tournament Planning


  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be classified as a Year 7 or Year 8 student on the New Zealand Ministry of Education Enrol database.
  3. Participating New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS – New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be over 10 years of age and under 13 years of age, as at 31 December the year before the tournament year. Competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation. For the 2021 AIMS Games, this means the accepted birth years are: 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible compete.
  7. This is an inclusive event providing opportunities for students with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities to compete. The Para sports of Swimming and Cross Country require a provisional classification for eligibility. In all other sports, disabled athletes compete in an open class. See individual sports for entry requirements.


  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $75.00 per competitor (NZ$).
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, Wednesday 9th June 2021.

Entries Close

  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 11.59pm
  • Entries to the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games Sporting Championships will be made and only accepted online
  • All registrations are completed online with EnterNOW.
  • Registrations will only be accepted from the designated School Anchor AIMS Games Coordinator.
  • Schools will be allocated a unique Anchor AIMS Games registration log in code to complete their entries.
  • EnterNOW demo video for schools  – View Video

If registration for Table Tennis is oversubscribed, then TTNZ registered players will have priority (if registration is unsuccessful the individual entry will be refunded).

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Planning Timeline



Friday 12th FebruaryRegistration opens (EnterNOW).
Wednesday 9th JuneEntries close for the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes, divisions etc. The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Wednesday 23rd JuneAll schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.  Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee.
Wednesday 30th JuneConfirmation sent to all 2021 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
Wednesday 28th JulyAll Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed. Competitors’ names, date of birth, TTNZ affiliated club membership (if applicable) and manager’s name and contact details are required.
Monday 2nd AugustSchool group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek.
Monday 9th AugustPublic opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek.
Wednesday 11th AugustTeam sporting code draws published
Friday 13th AugustAll parents/caregivers must have completed their child’s medical and media waiver forms on our website.
Thursday 2nd SeptemberIndividual sporting code draws published.
Saturday 4th SeptemberThe 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
Sunday 5th SeptemberOpening Ceremonies, Trustpower Arena at Baypark, Mt Maunganui (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).


  • Boys Under 13 Years
  • Girls Under 13 Years
  • AWD Mixed Gender (Athlete with disability)


Sunday 5th September

Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)

First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm

 AWD Event and Coaching Workshop 1.00pm
Monday 6th SeptemberManagers Meeting and General Instruction 9.00am
 Teams Competition 9.00am
Tuesday 7th SeptemberTeams Competition 9.00am
 Evening Coaching & Umpiring Workshops
Wednesday 8th SeptemberBoys and Girls Singles Competition 9.00am
Thursday 9th SeptemberMixed, Boys and Girls Doubles Competition 9.00am
Friday 10th SeptemberSemi-finals, Finals and Award Ceremony 9.00am

No Exceptions

Table Tennis is a ‘No Exceptions’ sport that offers inclusion for players with physical, sensory or intellectual impairment and is ‘wheelchair friendly’. We encourage younger players with a disability, wheelchair or with a physical impairment (including visual) to join the Anchor AIMS Games Table Tennis competition AWD event on Sunday afternoon, where they can receive guidance on Para Table Tennis opportunities, in addition to competing for medals. These athletes may also be entered for other table tennis events during AIMS week subject to arrangement of adult or care-giver support at all time they are in attendance.


  1. The tournament will run under Table Tennis New Zealand (TTNZ) rules and regulations.
  2. Singles matches will be eligible for TTNZ ratings points.
  3. All pool and championship matches will be best of five games, unless the referee rules otherwise. All pool matches and consolation matches will be played as ‘golden point’, with the point after 10-10 counting double.
  4. The Tournament Referee reserves the right to shorten matches to best of three games if required to complete schedules in a timely manner.
  5. Players cannot be replaced once the draw has been published on TTNZ website.
  6. Players arriving late for matches will be defaulted at the tournament controller’s discretion.
  7. The Tournament Referee and his / her / their delegate for the purpose shall reserve the right to levy point penalties and disqualifications in the event of serious breaches of behaviour and etiquette, but shall endeavour try to firstly provide guidance, and secondly warnings, where practical.
  8. The Tournament Referee has the final say on all rules of play, and any disputes and penalties which may arise during the competition.


  • All players are expected to umpire matches at their assigned table during team’s events, and during singles and doubles pool play. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to replace umpires at any stage, and to assign umpiring responsibilities for knockout matches up to quarter-finals stage.
  • Suitably qualified umpires will be appointed by the Tournament Committee for all semi-finals, bronze play-offs and finals.


Singles Competitions
  • Players will be drawn into pools of three or four, with the seedings determined as per the latest published TTNZ ratings list and OTTF list for overseas entrants, at the time of making the draw.
  • Matches will be the best of five games to 11 points with advantage in main draw knockouts, unless specified otherwiseby the Tournament Referee. The top two players will progress to the main knockout draw and others to the consolation draw. Placing will be determined firstly on matches won, then on ratio of sets won and lost, then on ratio of points for and against for all pool matches.
Doubles and Mixed Competitions
  • Schools must request specific doubles pairings at entry time, from their own school only. Players can be entered for both mixed doubles and boys or girl’s doubles.
  • The tournament organisers reserve the right to add or amend nominated pairings to provide match play for those without a partner from the same school available. However, no mixed school pairing will be eligible for medals.
  • Pairings will be drawn into pools of three or four where practical, with the seeding determined as per the latest published TTNZ ratings list and OTTF list for overseas entrants, at the time of making the draw.
  • Matches will be the best of three games to 11 points with golden point for pool play and consolation, but may be amended to best of five games to 11 points with advantage for main draw knockouts by the Tournament Referee. The top two pairs will progress to the main knockout draw and others to the consolation draw. Placing will be determined firstly on matches won, then on ratio of sets won and lost, then on ratio of points for and against for all pool matches.

Teams Event

Boys Teams and Girls Teams
  • Teams consist of three or four players, with names of players specified for each team at entry time when the school enters them.
  • Each contest will consist of a five-match format, with three singles followed by two doubles.
  • Three singles players must be nominated in order of play prior to the contest, with a fourth player able to be used for either or both doubles matches. Both doubles pairings may be named after singles are completed, and must comprise three or four players, but not the same pair for each contest. If only two eligible players are present, they must play the first two singles, with the third singles and second doubles defaulted.
  • Contests must be fully played out.


The draw will be emailed to all team managers by Thursday 2nd September, published on the Anchor AIMS Games and TTNZ website and will also be available at the Managers Meeting on Monday morning.