Table Tennis England is asking for more input from our members to help shape future modifications to the rankings system.

A major consultation earlier this year revealed that the majority of respondents want to stay with a ‘relative’ system, as is currently the case.

However, valuable feedback was received about aspects of the current system and therefore we want to go into greater detail in those areas.

For more information about progress so far and on this stage of the rankings consultation, please download the document at the foot of this page.

Specifically, we want to identify options and seek views on:

  • Catering for returning players
  • Catering for new players
  • Consequences of a withdrawal or no-show
  • Integration with ITTF results

If you have a view on any of these topics, please respond by email, specifically referring to the points in the consultation document, to [email protected] by 31 January, 2021.

In addition, we are hosting online meetings for interested parties to discuss the points raised. These will take place on:

  • Wednesday January 13 (7.30-9pm)
  • Monday January 18 (7.30-9pm)

To book a place at one of these meetings, please email [email protected]

We had originally hoped to implement our new ranking system for the 2021/22 season. However, the absence of any qualifying events since March, because of the pandemic, has led us to reconsider the timetable because we will need to test any major changes on actual data.

We are therefore aiming for implementation at the start of the 2022/23 season, having tested the new system in parallel with the existing one in 2021/22.

Given this change in the timetable, we plan to make decisions in Spring 2021 on the issues raised in the attached document and those relating to the points system, which are being analysed separately.

We will provide feedback on this consultation together with any decisions that are made.