International Events | 9 Aug 2023

WTT Champions Frankfurt - as hard as the Olympics or World Championships

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Six weeks following the conclusion of the European Championships finals, the WTT Champions Frankfurt, scheduled to take place in Germany from October 29 to November 5, stands as the premier table tennis event of the autumn. The Süwag Energie Arena will host an elite gathering of the world's top 30 male and female players, along with two wildcard entries each. Spectator tickets for all eight days are still available.

 "The hallmark of these tournaments is that they assemble the absolute best. The level of competition is exceedingly high. It's as challenging to win the Champions as it is the Olympics or World Championships," states the top seed in Malmö's men's event, representing Team Germany Dang QIU, the reigning European singles champion,.

The illustrious lineup includes China's luminaries MA Long, FAN Zhendong, WANG Chuqin, and LIANG Jinkun, alongside Japan's superstar Tomokazu HARIMOTO, Sweden's 2021 World Championships finalist Truls MÖREGARDH, Taiwan's Olympic fourth-placer LIN Yun-Ju, Brazil's thrilling Hugo CALDERANO, and Germany's own Dang QIU, Dimitrij OVTCHAROV, Patrick FRANZISKA, and Ruwen FILUS. Additionally, Timo BOLL, currently lower in the world rankings due to a shoulder injury, is a prime contender for a wildcard entry. The European record Champion is eager to partake, expressing, "After all, it's a true home game for me," with his hometown of Höchst being a mere 50 km from Frankfurt.

In the women's category, China's Olympic trio CHEN Meng, SUN Yingsha, and WANG Manyu, along with World Doubles Champion WANG Yidi, would grace the event. Japan's formidable competitors Mima ITO, Hina HAYATA, and Tomokazu HARIMOTO's 15-year-old sister Miwa, as well as Puerto Rico's "Sportswoman of the Decade" Adriana DIAZ, European Champion Sofia POLCANOVA from Austria, Romania's European Games champion Bernadette SZOCS, and Germany's team World Championships bronze medalists Ying HAN, Nina MITTELHAM, and Xiaona SHAN complete the impressive lineup.

The WTT Champions Frankfurt is replete with stars, as Dang QIU notes, "Significant prize money and substantial world ranking points are on the line. Every participant is meticulously prepared and driven," adding that "riveting matches emerge right from the start, demanding intense focus. As the name suggests, it's truly a champion's format."

The tournament features various offerings, including a Family Day, special discounts for clubs, and a fan village adjacent to the arena with food trucks and interactive events.

Ticket options span four categories: regular tickets in categories 1 and 2, supplemented by VIP gold and platinum variants. Platinum ticket holders enjoy unparalleled proximity to the action with 20 "Courtside seats" at the center court along the octagonal Infinity Court.

Fans can tailor their experience, selecting tickets based on single sessions (afternoon or evening), full days, the finals weekend, or complete eight-day center court access. Prices range from ten Euros for an afternoon session in category 2 to 1,625 euros for the Platinum season ticket.

For tickets and the latest updates, visit the WTT website at