The objects of the English Schools' Table Tennis Association are:

  • To promote, encourage and improve the playing of table tennis in schools.
  • To encourage the formation of Local and County Schools' Table Tennis Associations.
  • To organise the National School Team Championships and National Individual Championships in Under 19/16/13/11 age groups for boys/girls.
  • To liaise with School Sport Partnerships, their Partnership Development Managers, School Sport Co-ordinators, Primary Link Teachers and Competition Managers to promote intra and inter school competitions.
  • To promote, with the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) the development of schools’ table tennis as part of a unified programme for young people.
  • To select representative teams to play in:
    • The International School Sport Federation (ISF) biennial World Schools' Table Tennis Championships (Under 17) for champion school teams and selected teams.
    • The Annual Schools' Home Countries Invitation International Championships in Under 18/16/14 age groups.
    • The British Primary Championships (Under 11).
    • The UK School Games (in partnership with the ETTA).

The English Schools' Table Tennis Association is in 'good standing' with the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) and is a member of the National Council for School Sport (NCSS).