14 Jan 2020

One month ago, event registration for the sixth edition started. What did we do? What have we already achieved?

Let’s make a change and grow together to be more popular, universal and inclusive; that is this year’s World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) motto. Table tennis is not only fun for us but a tool to support our environment and our future!

by Julia Tappendorf, ITTF Foundation – Global Programmes and Operations Co-ordinator

In order to ease organisation for event planners, already we have sent out three newsletters.

The first summarised the last five editions, announced the new topic of the sixth edition and distributed the WTTD 2019 report as well as the WTTD Toolkit in nine languages. The second newsletter shared different tips to raise the awareness of climate change through table tennis and showed two past WTTD events that have given a very good example.

Our most recent published newsletter revealed how it is possible to have an impact on the ecological environment in the communities by engaging volunteers for your event and how to acquire sponsors.

Further information:

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter, if you would like to stay up to date and receive more useful tips to make your WTTD 2020 event successful. We have also uploaded the Newsletters from 2019 as well as created the webpage “Get inspired” to help you in any possible way to use table tennis for development and peace.

World Table Tennis Day in 2018 in Trinidad and Tobago (Photo: ITTF)
Registered events

So far, we have 17 registered events in 14 countries covering all continents:

  • Africa: South Africa
  • Asia: Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Singapore
  • Europe: Latvia, Malta, Portugal
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela
  • North America: Canada
  • Oceania: Federated States of Micronesia

Support is highly appreciated we hope you will help break last year’s record of 922 events in 107 countries!

Spread the word

To reach the countries that have already participated and even more, we are working closer with the Continental Development Managers of ITTF High Performance and Development .

However, we need you as well! So, what are you waiting for? Help us spreading the word and organise your own WTTD 2020 event!

World Table Tennis Day in 2019 in France (Photo: ITTF)
Translation

Last but not least, because of our friends from Latvia and Ethiopia, we were able to expand our promotional package from nine up to 11 languages, which includes the WTTD logo in different formats usable for your own printing products, e.g. t-shirts, stickers, banners, etc. It means, it is now available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Let us help to individualise your event as well! So do not hesitate to send us the translation of your language of:

  • World Table Tennis Day
  • April 6
  • Popular
  • Universal
  • Inclusive

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the ITTF Foundation family and as an organiser of a World Table Tennis Day 2020 event.

World Table Tennis Day 2020: Register your event
E-mail for translation service: [email protected] 

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