Victorian Institute of Sport

Table Tennis

Athletes with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS.

AIS athlete categorisation identifies athletes who are eligible for individual scholarships.

From 2017, the following criteria apply:​​​

Foundation Sports – Podium/Podium Ready/Podium Potential, Other Sports – Podium only.

Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, skateboarding, snowboarding, table tennis, and many more.


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A record sixth for Tapper

Monday, 11 February 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Melissa Tapper has been named Australian Para Athlete of the Year and awarded the Arthur Wilks Trophy for a record sixth time.

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Bronzed Tapper

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

VIS’ Milly Tapper won bronze at the 2018 Para Table Tennis World Championships in Slovenia on the weekend after cruising through the group stages undefeated.

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Tapper delights home crowd

Monday, 06 August 2018

Melissa Tapper delighted a massive home crowd to secure table tennis gold in the women’s singles TT6-10 at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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VIS go head-to-head in gold medal match

Monday, 21 May 2018

VIS’ Jian Fang Lay got the better of teammate Melissa Tapper as they went head-to-head for gold in the 2018 ITTF-Oceania Cup in Vanuatu on Saturday.

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Table Tennis Review: Commonwealth Games

Monday, 16 April 2018

VIS table tennis players Melissa Tapper and Jian Fang Lay enjoyed a hectic Commonwealth Games schedule competing in a range of table tennis events.

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Aussie's let down in table tennis bronze medal match

Monday, 09 April 2018

Milly Tapper and Jian Fang Lay were yesterday left disappointed after they were defeated in the women’s team table tennis bronze medal match to England.

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Tapper and Fang Lay Commonwealth Games selection confirmed

Monday, 29 January 2018

Commonwealth Games Australia have confirmed the selection of VIS athletes Milly Tapper and Jian Fang Lay to represent Australia in Table Tennis at Gold Coast 2018.

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Tapper hits her way to gold

Friday, 28 July 2017

VIS scholarship holder and Rio Olympian, Melissa Tapper, has added another gold medal to her collection after a successful showing at the Korean Para Open.

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Tapper taps into top three

Monday, 08 May 2017

VIS athlete Melissa Tapper finished 3rd over the weekend in the 2017 National Senior Top Ten Women’s competition, beating out fellow Victorian Michelle Beaumont to take home the bronze medal.

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Tapper ends Paralympic campaign

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Australian history maker Melissa Tapper has missed out on her shot at Paralympic glory in Rio in the women’s singles draw.

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