18 Apr 2020

In difficult times, it is the will to come together that makes us stronger.

ITTF, our table tennis fans and followers have been making best of our time indoors to stay social and keep everyone's spirits up! Not only are we doing our part to keep everyone safe, but also joining our followers in staying active in creative styles.

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!

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Liam Pitchford 😎🙌🏼. . .A typical day in isolation…And repeat 🔁😴😂#StayHome #StaySafe #TableTennis #StayActive #StayHealthy #England

Publiée par International Table Tennis Federation sur Jeudi 16 avril 2020

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!

#ITTFSmashback | Vladimir Samsonov's FIRST #ITTFWorldTour 🏆 at the 1996 Italian Open!

#ITTFSmashback to when birthday boy Vladimir Samsonov 🇧🇾 won his FIRST #ITTFWorldTour title at the 1996 Italian Open 🇮🇹🏆‼️ #FlashbackFriday #StayHomeWithTT🖥 Catch up on more table tennis action 👉 tv.ITTF.com

Publiée par International Table Tennis Federation sur Vendredi 17 avril 2020

Race Chart

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!


The dragon 🐉 leads the pack but how did he get there? 📊Check out this❗️❗️❗️❗️❗

Publiée par International Table Tennis Federation sur Mardi 14 avril 2020

World Rankings

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!

Shuffling in the 🌏🔝5️⃣‼️Check out the FULL #ITTFWorldRanking 👉 Ranking.ITTF.com

Publiée par International Table Tennis Federation sur Jeudi 16 avril 2020


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