Table tennis set for watershed election

Toh Kian Lam claimed that about two-thirds of the 41 clubs that have a vote each are "not actively involved" in local table tennis activities.
Toh Kian Lam claimed that about two-thirds of the 41 clubs that have a vote each are "not actively involved" in local table tennis activities.PHOTO: ST FILE

Composition of STTA's voting membership and declining standards of the elite paddlers are the key issues

National sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) and the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) have urged the leadership of the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) to improve its governance of the sport.

This follows concerns over the composition of the STTA's voting membership raised by Toh Kian Lam, who is challenging incumbent Ellen Lee for the presidency at its biennial election on Saturday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 13, 2018, with the headline 'Table tennis set for watershed election'. Print Edition | Subscribe