07 Apr 2017

The President of the European Table Tennis Federation Ronald Kramer visited the Czech Republic on 2017 World Table Tennis Day to participate in the opening ceremony of the World MiniPingPong Festival in Ostrava.

by Simon Daish

Two Czech table tennis legends featured centre stage at the Triple Hall Karolina in Ostrava as Milan Orlowski and Jindřich Panský met face-to-face in an exhibition match.

Around 200 people packed into the venue to witness the match between Milan Orlowski and Jindřich Panský, while Petr Korbel and Ivan Karabec also made appearances on the table as the spectators were treated to a breathtaking show.

Ronald Kramer, President of the ETTU was in attendance in Ostrava and was delighted with the Czech Table Tennis Association’s hard work in organising the event.

“It is one of the most innovative events I’ve ever seen. The festival is a really great opportunity how to celebrate the World Table Tennis Day. It is also an excellent presentation of table tennis and shows the people how to play it in a different way.” Ronald Kramer, ETTU President

ETTU President Ronald Kramer (centre) pictured at the 2017 World MiniPingPong Festival event (Photo: Czech Table Tennis Association/Jan Brychta)

The 2017 World MiniPingPong Festival concludes on Saturday 8th April with professional table tennis players and fans alike taking part in a tournament to draw the event to a close.

“Don’t forget to register your event no matter how big or small, whether held on Thursday 6th April or within one week either side. It makes a difference in showing the world the importance of this day.” Glenn Tepper, ITTF Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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