World Table Tennis (WTT) and the China Table Tennis Association have worked closely with Chinese government authorities to launch an exciting chapter for the sport with the WTT “China Hub”.
The events planned in China are part of the new event structure of the WTT Series, aimed at creating a truly global sport with various participation possibilities for players, clubs and fans.
We jointly made the decision to schedule the China Hub after the Tokyo Olympics.
Although China has confirmed that they will be able to host WTT events starting in June, we believe that given the current circumstances, this is the fairest and safest decision for our players as ‘They are getting ready for the Olympics and going through the global uncertainty surrounding travel and training. restrictions. The well-being of everyone involved in our sport remains our number one priority.
The events in China will be part of a series of elite WTT competitions to be held in the second half of 2021, alongside the Grand Smashes and the ITTF World Championships around the world. In addition to marking a return to regular elite events as Covid-19 restrictions ease, these events will usher in a new era for table tennis, upholding the culture of our sport and providing richer experiences for players. and to the fans.
We are continuing to evaluate options to be able to host WTT events in the run-up to Tokyo, and will provide regular updates on our website. We would like to express our gratitude to our Chinese partners for their efforts and collaboration, and we look forward to seeing you all at tables around the world very soon.
About World Table Tennis
Successfully launched in 2021, WTT ushers in a new era for professional table tennis with the new WTT series featuring the sport’s best budding table tennis players in up to 34 events around the world. The WTT Series features four Grand Smashes as support pillars, eight single-table, unisex WTT Champions events, the WTT Contender Series, and the end-of-season WTT Cup Finals, which will entertain fans and inspire future generations of gamers. Table tennis. Completed by the WTT Youth World Series, WTT creates a course that showcases a player’s journey from day one to world number 1 through the ITTF World Table Tennis Rankings. For more information, please visit worldtabletennis.com.
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