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Important Milestones


 Years 2000  onwards

2015 Feng Tianwei claimed the Asian Cup GOLD for Singapore, following an impressive win against Liu Shiwen (CHN) in the final of the women’s singles event.
2014
At the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games, our paddlers won a total of 10 medals (6 golds, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes). 
 
At the 2013 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, Gao Ning and Li Hu retained their Men’s Doubles title. 
 
Feng Tianwei won 3 ITTF Pro Tour Tiltes (Japan Open, Australia Open and Philippines Open)
2012
Feng Tianwei has done Singapore proud by winning the Bronze Medal in the Table Tennis Women's Singles. She has won Singapore's first individual Olympic Medal in 52 years. Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu have also clinched a second Bronze Medal for Singapore in the Women's Team Event.
 
At the 20th Asian Table Tennis Championships, Gao Ning and Yang Zi created history by scoring the gold medal in the men’s doubles event– Singapore first gold medal since 1954. The national team also scored the best medal haul- 1 gold in the men’s doubles event and three silver medals in women’s team, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events.
 
Launch of Jurong  West  & Bedok Reservoir (Punggol) zone training centres for youths.
2011
To commemorate STTA’s 80th anniversary, the STTA organised several major events such as Fun Table Tennis – the biggest mass participation event and international event:  Volkswagen Women’s World Cup.   The STTA also launched a new, full colour commemorative book, celebrating eighty years of history.
2010
The Singapore Table Tennis National Women's Team made history by upsetting defending champion China at the World Team Table Tennis Championships at Moscow.

At XIX Commonwealth Games, Delhi, our men's team made history for Singapore by winning the first ever gold in the men's team and men's singles events

At the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Isabelle Li won the silver medal in the girls’ singles event.

Feng Tianwei became the first Singaporean to achieve world ranking no.2 as well as to win women's singles title at the International Table Tennis Federation Pro Tour Grand Finals.
2009
Launch of Yishun zone training centre as the 5th training centre for the youths.
 
Our youth team won a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the inaugural Asian Youth Games.
 
The STTA collaborated with PAP Community Foundation Kindergartens to introduce table tennis to the Kindergarten 1 & 2 children.
 
STTA held its first Fund Raising Dinner and had the honour of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as our Guest-of-Honour
2008
Singapore's Women Table Tennis Team won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.  This ended the Republic’s 48 years wait for an Olympic medal.

STTA organized the 14th Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships under the authority of the Asian Table Tennis Union (ATTU)
 
STTA hosted its 3rd International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour event in Singapore
2007
Li Jiawei and Wang Yuegu were 3rd in the women’s doubles at the World Table Tennis Championships.  This was the first world championships medal that Singapore won.
2006
STTA hosted its 2nd International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro Tour event in Singapore
 
Singapore's men's and women's team replicated their 2002 Commonwealth Games success by clinching a total of 11 medals (4 Golds, 4 Silvers and 3 Bronzes) at the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia
 
STTA hosted the South East Asian Table Tennis Championships in Singapore
2004
Li Jiawei achieved fourth position in the Athens Olympics.
 
STTA hosted its first International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Pro-tour event in Singapore.
2002
Both men's and women's team won an impressive total of 11 medals (3 Golds, 1 Silver and 7 Bronzes) at the 17th Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, England.  These were the first gold medals won by Singapore at the Games.

The National Women's Team won 2 bronze medals at the 14th Asian Games held in Busan, Korea. This was significant as table tennis's last Asian Games medal was won 40 years ago.
2000
Jing Jun Hong achieved fourth position in the Sydney Olympics

Completion of Singapore Table Tennis Academy

Years 1950 - 1999
1999
Singapore won a historic six gold medals at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games
1996
STTA brought in the first batch of athletes under the foreign talent scheme
1994
4 zone centres were set up to focus on youth development (Bishan, Clementi, Tampines and Toa Payoh)
1985
Opening of Singapore Table Tennis Academy at Toa Payoh
1962
The National Men's Team won bronze medal in the 4th Asian Games held in Jakarta, their first medal in the Asian Games
1961
Table tennis's first medal at the SEA Peninsular Games (SEAP) was won by the National Men's Team. They won a silver medal in the 2nd SEAP Games held in Rangoon, Burma
1954
Singapore’s first ever gold medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championships.  Loh Heng Chew and Poon Weng Hoe won the men’s doubles title.
1952
STTA organized the first Asian Table Tennis Championships in Singapore
 
Singapore made her debut international appearance in the 19th World Championships hosted by Bombay, India

Years 1900 - 1949
1947
STTA became a member of the International Table Tennis Federation
1941-1945
Table tennis activities were suspended during the Pacific War
1934
Introduced women's events at the 3rd National Table Tennis Championships
1932
STTA organized the first National Table Tennis Championships with only one event, the men's singles
1931
Singapore Table Tennis Association was set up
1920
Table Tennis was introduced to Singapore by the British