by Kabir Nagpal
Being social doesn’t have to be in person! Amazing technology is in our hands today, players, fans and the ITTF across social media have engaged in fun activities to keep everyone busy expressing their love for this amazing sport.
It has become increasingly important to keep everyone involved at such a difficult time.
Here’s our top Hashtag campaigns of last week:
Stay At Home with Liam Pitchford!
What’s a typical day in isolation for a top athlete? Well now you can find out with England’s Liam Pitchford and ITTF’s #StayAtHome hashtag!
It has been very important to encourage everyone to follow the necessary advice of the health authorities and leading the line – albeit in a funny fashion – are top players like Pitchford!
ITTF Smash Back
There may be a shortage of live action but there is no stopping what the ITTF World has in store for you! The #ITTFSmashBack hashtag has been a hit with fans, who see their favourite matches from previous years and this week it was an extra special one!
The birthday boy (read: Legend!) Vladimir Samsonov was featured in his first ever ITTF World Tour gold medal at the 1996 Italian Open. Feast your eyes on this true classic and celebrate where the Belarusian veteran’s legacy started!
Speaking of legacies, the ITTF World Tour has seen some of the best table tennis every played – and we thought we would show you the entire story of it!
Click below to see the #RaceToTheTop, a proper tale of the twists and turns of the ITTF World Tour men’s singles titles from 1996 to present day!
Finally, the April #WorldRankings were released this week and my, have there been some major shake ups!
You can read all about the biggest movers and shakers here and also enjoy this perfect gif to get yourself updated about the rankings in no time!