2015 ITTF Star Awards to be held in LisbonPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
The ITTF announced the 2015 ITTF Star Awards in Lisbon, Portugal on 9 December 2015
The 2015 ITTF Star Awards is the third edition of the annual year-ending table tennis awards, and it promises to build on the immense success of the two previous editions. The 2015 ITTF Star Awards will be held prior to the GAC Group 2015 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, and will recognize and celebrate the stars of table tennis, the players and coaches.
The evening of glitz and glamour will take place in the centre of Lisbon in the historic Patio de Gale, Lisbon, as the table tennis stars dress up in their finest to attend.
ITTF Marketing Director Steve DAINTON stated: "The ITTF Star Awards has grown into a yearly event with great stature and an important date on the calendar for all of the world's top table tennis players. This year, we head to the beautiful city of Lisbon, in conjunction with the World Tour Grand Finals, to recognize the Stars of our sport for what will be a classical and elegant evening!"
Portuguese interest in table tennis is at an all time high, on the back of their National Team's gold medal feats at the TMS 2014 European Team Table Tennis Championships and the 2015 European Games.
A record of eight ITTF Star Awards will be handed out in Lisbon, with the ITTF Star Breakthrough being the new addition in Lisbon.
The full list of eight ITTF Star Awards that will be on offer in Lisbon are:
Male Table Tennis Star
Female Table Tennis Star presented by Nittaku
Para Male Table Tennis Star presented by Tinsue
Para Female Table Tennis Star presented by Stag International
Table Tennis Star Point presented by DHS
Table Tennis Star Coach presented by Butterfly
Table Tennis Breakthrough Star
Fair Play Star
The nominees for the awards will be announced shortly, so make sure you keep an eye onITTFStarAwards.comand not miss out.