08 Mar 2017

Anyone can play and everybody has played; that is the sport of table tennis and that is the theme in the Czech Republic from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April.

The city of Ostrava, the capital of the Moravian-Silesian Region located in the north east of the country will be the home for the World Mini Ping Pong Festival.

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Promoting the initiative will be the host nation’s Petr Korbel and Iveta Vacenovska, both former European Youth champions who progressed the become their country’s leading players and major challengers for honours at both European and World level.

Furthermore, they have a very clear message:

“Let’s come to play, a tournament in which everyone can play”

Organised to meet the demands of school and work, matters will commence with an Opening Ceremony on Thursday 6th April at 6.00pm; play starting the following evening at 5.00pm with the preliminary stages.

Proceedings continue on Saturday 8th April with 9.00am start, finals concluding activities later in the day.

Competition; that is the very essence of sport but there is much more to the World Mini Ping Pong Festival.

It is a chance for those who just play once a week in their local club, for those who enjoy the sport for relaxation whether in the sports hall or dining room to be face to face with professional players who have competed at the very highest levels.

“Professionals versus amateurs”

Furthermore, could the fact that play will take place on mini-tables prove a great equaliser; will the mighty Korbel forehand or the fast Vacenovska feet be nullified?

There is only one way to find out; register your entry at: http://www.miniping-pong.cz/

General News Iveta Vacenovska Petr Korbel