Table Tennis Scotland Selection Policy

  1. Purpose and Scope

This Selection Policy for Table Tennis Scotland (TTS) is established to outline the principles, criteria, and procedures governing the selection of athletes to represent TTS in various events, teams, and competitions.


  1. Selection Principles

Table Tennis Scotland is committed to adhering to the following principles in athlete selection:

  1. Merit-Based Selection: Athletes will be selected based on their performance, skill, and merit, as determined by objective criteria.
  2. Transparency: The selection process will be clear, open, and communicated to all eligible athletes.
  3. Equality and Non-Discrimination: Selection decisions will not be influenced by race, gender, age, disability, religion, or any other protected characteristic.
  4. Fairness: The selection process will be impartial and conducted without bias, favoritism, or nepotism.


  1. Eligibility

To be eligible for selection to TTS teams and events, athletes must:

  1. Hold current TTS membership in good standing.
  2. Are eligible to represent TTS in ITTF and ETTU approved competitions and have a valid British Passport
  3. Comply with all relevant TTS and international governing body rules and regulations.


  1. Selection Criteria

The specific criteria for athlete selection may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Performance in TTS-sanctioned events and competitions. Such as Scottish National Championships, North of Scotland Open, North Ayrshire Open, National League and so forth.

b Performance in Table Tennis England junior and senior tournaments

  1. Ranking within the TTS system or relevant international rankings.
  2. Availability and fitness for the specific event
  3. Commitment to National Training Squads will be considered.
  4. Training quantity and intensity of training level will be considered.


  1. Selection Process

The selection panel will meet and discuss all selections, and a voting process where all members of the panel will have an equal voting right (1 vote per panel member). TTS Performance Director will have casting vote if tied.


  1. Communication

This policy will be made readily available to all TTS members and athletes through the TTS website and other official communication channels.


  1. Effective Date

This Selection Policy for Table Tennis Scotland is effective as of 01/08/2024