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TopSpin Table Tennis Academy was founded in April 2013 from a group of passionate enthusiasts eager to share their love for table tennis with the community.  We introduced countless individuals to the joy of table tennis and created a vibrant community of players.  With growing support, we expanded our facilities, hired top coaches, and produced national and international talents.  TopSpin Table Tennis Academy is a respected institution, known for nurturing skills, fostering champions, and remaining dedicated to the love of table tennis. Our journey continues with excitement for the future.

As we look back at our journey, we're immensely proud of the strides we've made and the players we've nurtured. The history of TopSpin Table Tennis Academy is a testament to the enduring spirit of the sport and the dedication of our coaches, players, and supporters. We eagerly anticipate the bright future that lies ahead, filled with new talent, accomplishments, and a continued commitment to the sport we hold dear.

"Our table tennis academy is where champions are molded, skills are honed, and the love for the sport is nurtured"
- TopSpin Table Tennis Academy

Our Mission

At TopSpin Table Tennis Academy, our primary mission is to cultivate a culture of excellent sportsmanship and ignite a deep passion for the sport of table tennis. We are dedicated to expanding the horizons of table tennis, not just as a game, but as a lifelong pursuit. 


In essence, TopSpin Table Tennis Academy is not just about perfecting a sport; it's about fostering a lifelong connection to the world of table tennis. Our academy is a place where students can cultivate their skills, develop an enduring love for the game, and set their sights on boundless opportunities in the national and international arena. Join us on this exciting journey of skill development, passion, and global exploration in the thrilling world of table tennis.


Our Vision

TopSpin Table Tennis Academy is dedicated to offering a safe, clean, and nurturing space for children and young table tennis enthusiasts. Our experienced coaching team creates an environment that caters to those playing for fun and those aspiring to reach higher levels. We're also committed to preparing players to represent their country in international events. Whether you're in it for the enjoyment, skill development, or international aspirations, we've got you covered. Join us for an exciting journey in the world of table tennis.


Meet Our Coaches

Edward Baldacchino
Head Coach

Date of Birth: 21st July 1972

Current Ranking: National Player Of Malta

Committees: Member of MTTA executive committee

Most memorable Game: Winning the last game, 3 sets to 2 against Cyprus, giving victory to Malta, in the World Championships, Doha, 2004

First success at National level: Winner, Under-14 National Championships, 1984

First interest in Table Tennis: At the age of 9, in 1981

Other Interests: Jogging and participating in Walking/Running Marathons

Profession: Property Negotiator

Coaching Qualifications

  • Level 1 and 2 Coaching Award Certificates approved by the International Table Tennis Federation

  • ITTF-PTT Level 1 Coaching Certificate approved by the International Table Tennis Federation

Coaching Experience

  • Bronze Medal in Small Nation Games, Iceland 1997

  • 3rd Division Small Nations European Championships Gold Medal in teams event, Guernsey 1996

  • 3rd Division European Championships Silver Medal, Malta 1994

  • 3rd Place Promotion Cup, Luxemburg

  • Serie C Italian League Club Winner

Local Playing Achievements

  • Bronze Award for Best Athelete by MOC in 2006

  • 8 times ‘Singles’, National Senior Champion

  • 14 times ‘Doubles’, National Senior Champion

  • 1 time 'Mixed Doubles', National Senior Champion

  • 15 times ‘Teams’, Premier Division League Champion

  • 3 times ‘Top 8’ Winner

  • 1 time ‘Singles’ Grand Prix Winner

  • 1 time ‘Teams’ Grand Prix Winner

  • 5 times Under-17 National Champion

  • 3 times Under-14 National Champion

Participation in World Championships

  • Tokyo, Japan 2014

  • Paris, France 2013

  • Dortmund, Germany 2012

  • Yokohama, Japan 2009

  • Guangzhou, China 2008

  • Bremen, Germany 2006

  • Shanghai, China 2005

  • Doha, Qatar 2004

  • Gothenburg, Sweden 1993

  • Chiba, Japan 1991

  • Dortmund, Germany 1989

  • New Delhi, India 1987

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Matthew Micallef

Date of Birth: 15th February 1990

Current Ranking: Ex National Player Of Malta

First success at National level: Winner, Under-15 National Championships

Other Interests: Fitness and participating in Walking/Running Marathons

Profession: Accountant

Local Playing Achievements

  • 3 times 'Teams', Premier Division League Champion

  • 2 times Under-18 National Champion

  • 2 times Under-15 National Champion

  • 2 times 'Singles' Grand Prix Winner

  • 2 times Under-18 'Doubles', National Champion 

  • 1 time Under-15 'Doubles', National Champion

  • 2 times 'Doubles', Finalist in National Championship

Coaching Team

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