MPTTA runs active programs at its stadium and at local schools. Please see below for more information. News flash - Exciting new primary school aged program for 5-12yr olds called Spinneroos - its about fun and friendship - it runs every school Term - limited places so register now - see below.
MPTTA sees Juniors as the lifeblood and future of the sport. As such the club devotes extensive resources to create opportunities for juniors to play table tennis. The starting point is usually Spinneroos (see below) or Friday juniors which begins at 530pm during school terms (when COVID-19 restrictions are not in place - see Home page). This program has fun activities, games, competitions and coaching. This is so popular that often the entire family ends up joining the club to play socially and/or in Pennant competition or handicap competition. There are development pathways for all Juniors who can progress through coaching and training and learn new skills and develop their potential. Many have gone on to win trophies (available at all standards), and to represent the club, Victoria and Australia. Most of all the focus is on fun and enjoyment.
MPTTA also works closely with schools to provide an introduction to table tennis for primary and secondary school aged children. We are part of the Table Tennis Australia highly successful Spinneroos program which starts Term 1, 2021 (see below).
Booking times for Juniors during school terms and during current return to play under COVID-19 safe protocols:
MPTTA is involved in a new innovative training program called Spinneroos which aims to build skills for juniors 5 to 12 yrs old using an exciting, fun methodology. It runs each school Term.
There is Regular Spinneroos (boys and girls; $90; restarts 430pm Fri 30 April 2021) and a girls only program called Girls Spinneroos ($50; restarts 430pm Thurs 29 April 2021) - both coordinated by skilled coaches.
It goes for 8 weeks of fun and friendship and children each get a player kit with a shirt with their name, bat, balls and bag. Regular Spinneroos (girls and boys) start dates Term 2 - 430pm Fri 30 April; Term 3 - 23rd July; Term 4 - 15th Oct. Girls Spinneroos start dates: Term 2 - 430pm Thurs 29 April; Term 3 - 22nd July; Term 4 - 14th Oct.
Junior Lightning League runs Friday evenings 7pm to 730pm as last part of Friday Juniors
Training camps are held during school holidays and are fully supervised and run by qualified, experienced coaches. Parents are most welcome to observe. Times and days are advised well in advance. Contact us for information.
Local schools: MPTTA runs regular coaching sessions and programs at local schools. Contact us for more information or if your school would like us to visit.