Romanian Table Tennis Federation (FRTM) sets new standards for promoting the gameCristinel ROMANESCU (President FRTM), Ronald KRAMER (ETTU President), Mihai COVALIU (President of Romanian Olympic Committee and his son) and Marius Alexandru DUNCA (Romanian Minister of Sport) enjoying a very attractive match in a TV studio in Bucharest Photo: Cristian NISTOR
Bucharest, Tuesday January 24th 2017: the Romanian women’s table tennis played against the national team from The Netherlands in a full TV studio and the match is directly televised on the TVR1 – the national broadcasting organisation in Romania.
ETTU President Ronald KRAMER who attended the match was very pleased with what he sees as to be the success of playing ‘home and away’ qualification matches ‘all over Europe’.
“If we want to revitalise European table tennis, we should be putting much more effort in playing and presenting our qualification matches. These national team matches being played in almost all our countries get much more local and national attention, than the official European Championships normally gets. What I have seen here in Bucharest is an example of how to promote our sport. I would very much like all our federations to follow this example”.
President Kramer complimented President Cristinel ROMANESCU and his staff for the way this level of promotion has been achieved. Ronald KRAMER is convinced that if the European table tennis associations put more means and energy in promoting and marketing these qualification matches, attention for table tennis will grow from bottom up.
"ETTU will assist in increasing knowledge and sharing experience,” President KRAMER stated.