International Events | 8 Apr 2021
WTT China Hub to proceed after the Olympics Games
World Table Tennis (WTT) and the Chinese Table Tennis Association have been working closely with Chinese government authorities to kickstart an exciting chapter for the sport with the WTT "China Hub". The planned events in China form part of the new WTT Series event structure, aiming to create a truly global sport with diverse participation opportunities for players, clubs and fans alike.
They have jointly taken the decision to schedule the China Hub for after the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Although China has confirmed that it will be able to host WTT events from June, given the current circumstances, it is the fairest and safest decision for the players as they prepare for the Olympic Games and navigate global uncertainty around travel and training restrictions. The well-being of all those involved in our sport remains our number one priority.
Events in China will be part of a series of elite WTT competitions to be held in the second half of 2021, alongside Grand Smashes and the ITTF World Championships around the globe. As well as marking a return to regular elite events as Covid-19 restrictions ease, these events will usher in a new era for table tennis, championing our sport's culture and offering richer player and fan experiences.