Nearly 2.000 veterans on their way to Tampere
Veterans European Championships will be played from June 28th to July 4th in Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The final number of the officially registered participants is 1,850.
They are coming to compete on 90 brand new Stiga Expert tables in the main hall plus 40 more in the practice hall. Tampere, 180 km from Helsinki to North, is the biggest midland city in the whole Scandinavia with more than 200.000 inhabitants.
Finnish Table Tennis Association and the local organizer PT 75 expects more than 2,500 guests from 35 European countries in total. German team is the biggest group with close to 700 players.
“The competition brings in Tampere many former Continent's top players. One of the most famous of them is probably Austrian DING Yi. One of the best Finnish players ever, Jukka IKONEN, is also going to show his famous defensive skills again in his hometown, after a few years break”, announced FTTA President Esko HEIKKINEN.