24 Oct 2020

Have you ever wondered what keeps the ball spinning when it comes to the professional table tennis scene? Introducing "Inner Spin", a brand new interview series which seeks to answer the sport’s hottest topics.

Today's opening show features ITTF CEO and WTT Director, Steve Dainton, to discuss a range of subjects including plans to hold events during the final months of 2020, the dawn of World Table Tennis (WTT), and a busy 2021 schedule coming up!

What is Inner Spin?

Putting fans, players and the global table tennis family at the forefront of the discussion, Inner Spin holds a magnifying glass over the intricacies of the sport, answering the tough questions and shedding new light on what goes on behind the scenes.

You can watch Inner Spin episodes in full via the ITTF’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Starting with Steve!

ITTF CEO and WTT Director, Steve Dainton, is the first guest on the inaugural Inner Spin show. Joined by host Jonny Cowan, Steve provides plenty of insight on the intense comings and goings in the world of table tennis.

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has heavily disrupted the international sports schedule, with no international table tennis event able to be held since March 2020. However, we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel, with plans accelerating to stage events before the end of the year. This final flurry of events is being termed the “China Bubble” and make sure to tune into the first episode of Inner Spin to find out more about it!

A little further ahead, 2021 is shaping up to be potentially the busiest year in living memory, with the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and potentially two World Championships being held either side of them. Furthermore, 2021 marks the dawn of World Table Tennis (WTT), which in itself brings a brand new series of events to the fore.

Such a schedule is completely unprecedented in our sport and of course enforced by the unforeseen impact of COVID-19, but the ITTF and WTT are working tirelessly to make this as viable as possible, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the athletes and everyone involved to make our events as great as can be.

Let’s Talk Table Tennis!

Be part of the discussion and make sure to get your fill of in-depth insight with future Inner Spin episodes set to feature a whole range of guests, from officials to the players, so get ready for a deep dive into all our activities at the ITTF: our events, our players, our fans, World Table Tennis, High Performance & Development, the ITTF Foundation, and more!

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