Laws of Table Tennis
Link above to videos covering the following topics:
- Umpire Training Video: talks about uniform and equipment
- Referee Training Video
- Hand Signals for Illegal Services: although it is included in the Handbook for Match Officials Appendix D, it is good to see the live signals in a video.
Club Umpire Study Material and Exam
(Upon passing you will pay a $15 fee to become a club umpire and you will also receive varying umpire material from MTTA)
Note: Upon passing the Club Umpire exam, start studying Chapter 3: Regulations for International Competitions
Assistant Umpire Study Material
Provincial Umpire Study Material and Requirements
All material above with emphasis upon chapter 3, less emphasis upon Assistant Umpire study material.
Provincial portion must be completed and in good order to be permitted to write the Provincial Umpire Exam.
To Receive an evaluation:
- When arriving at the tournament, the umpire is expected to notify the Referee that they are seeking an evaluation at the tournament.
- Prior to being evaluated, the umpire is expected to have practiced umpiring at the tournament.
- The umpire is expected to be available to the Referee to be assigned to tables for a minimum three hour block of time to receive one evaluation. This means that the umpire will be near the control desk for assignment to tables or as specified by the Referee for the three hour block of time.
- Ensure you have a net guage (borrow one if necessary).
- Ask questions and seek feedback prior to the match evaluation.
- The evaluation will result in either a “Meets Expectations” or “Needs Improvement” result, which will be marked on your card. A “Needs Improvement” means that the evaluation does not count as one of your positive results needed to write the Provincial Exam, but also means that you have received feedback as part of your training. This is about ensuring that you are properly trained as an umpire so that you can improve for the next evaluation. Part of the evaluation is about your ego and reaction to the evaluation. Keep a positive attitude and pay attention to the feedback from the evaluator regardless of the result.