by Wade Townsend
The stage has been set in Düsseldorf for the year’s biggest, best and possibly most beautiful table tennis event. So what is it exactly like to play in the Liebherr 2017 World Table Tennis Championships?
From the training hall filled with more table tennis than your eyes can handle, to sitting in press conferences in front of the world’s media, we give you a behind the scenes tour of what an athlete’s daily grind is like at an event on this scale.
And who knows, it may just inspire you to hit the practice hall and get your game on so that one day you too will be stepping on to the centre court under the bright lights to show 400 million viewers exactly what you’re made of.