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Other Events - 31 Mar 2016

Second World Table Tennis Day Happening on Wednesday 6 April

The second ever World Table Tennis Day, hosted by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) will be held Wednesday 6 April 2016.


The World Table Tennis Day is a celebration of the joy to play Table Tennis for fun, bringing people together where the focus is less on the competition and more on participation and fun.


Every year on April 6, table tennis fans around the world will show that Table Tennis is a sport for all and for everyone, everywhere.


On the launch of World Table Tennis Day, ITTF Development Director Leandro OLVECH stated: "We are very excited about the second World Table Tennis Day. Events can be big or small, the most important thing is to celebrate and share the passion for table tennis, having fun and bringing people together."


Together with the National Associations around the world, there are currently 91 different events in 48 across all continents, which aims to have over 1000 participants on 6 April to celebrate World Table Tennis Day.


Activities range from table tennis being played for 24 hours in Ottobrun, Germany and an underwater tournament in Senigalli, Italy, plus many more exciting table tennis parties across the globe.


The reason behind World Table Tennis day being on 6 April, is because that day was established by the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.


ITTF President Thomas WEIKERT was equally excited about World Table Tennis Day: "The idea behind this day is to gather Table Tennis enthusiasts, attract people who usually don't play table tennis, promote the love for our sport, and ideally engage new players to the practice in the long term. I can't wait for the entire world to play table tennis on 6 April."


So stop what you are doing on 6 April, and play some table tennis anywhere, anytime!


Remember, the key points on World Table Tennis Day is:


   Universal, Popular and Inclusive

   No matter if small or big event, do something!

   No matter if 6 April, before or after, do something!


For more information on World Table Tennis Day, to register your event and more information about the events going on around the globe, please visit

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