Targeting at Parkinson’s fighters, the ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships (PWTTC) are an innovative way to demonstrate the benefits of playing table tennis for people with Parkinson’s disease. More than a competition, the tournament is a global gathering of table tennis enthusiasts aiming to promote the improvement of physical, social, and emotional conditions of its participants.
Previous editions of PWTTC included New York (2019), Berlin (2021), and the 2022 edition taking place in Croatia.
Organisations that wish to host the 2023 and/or 2024 PWTTC are encouraged to express their interest before November 30, 2021, via the link below:
Once the ITTF Foundation has received the Expression of Interest from your organisation, an Event Directives with further instructions on how to submit your proposal will be sent to you.
All legally established organisations, including governmental, non-governmental or private companies, are welcome to express their interest.
- Expression of Interest: November 1 – November 30, 2021, 11:59 pm (GMT)
- Bidding process: December 1 – January 20, 2022, 11:59 pm (GMT)
- Evaluation and Inspections:
- 2023 PWTTC: January 31 – March 31, 2022
- 2024 PWTTC: January 31 – June 20, 2022
- 2023 PWTTC: April 1 – April 10, 2022
- 2024 PWTTC: June 21 – June 29, 2022
- Announcement of Winners:
- 2023 PWTTC: April 11, 2022
- 2024 PWTTC: June 30, 2022
- Signing of Hosting and Commercial Agreements:
- 2023 PWTTC: April 12 – May 31, 2022
- 2024 PWTTC: July 1 – July 15, 2022
“The ITTF Parkinson´s World Table Tennis Championships began 2 years ago, within the programme TT4HEALTH of the ITTF Foundation. Two editions later, it turned from a pilot to a consolidated project. The number of participants has duplicated from the first to the second edition, even with Covid-19 restrictions. The goal of PWTTC is not only for the participants to play on site, but for all Parkinson´s fighters worldwide to see the impact table tennis could have in their lives.” – Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director.
“The 2021 PWTTC have been a wonderful journey. The inspiration, dedication, and liveliness we have witnessed in the participants was remarkable. We were happy to see the positive impact table tennis has on Parkinson’s fighters, be it physically, mentally, or socially. Our mission of using table tennis for health benefits has just begun, and we are excited to create a new PWTTC legacy with future organising committees.” – Ramón Ortega Montes, ITTF Foundation Programmes Coordinator.
For any questions, please contact the ITTF Foundation Programmes Coordinator Ramón ORTEGA MONTES at [email protected]
We look forward to receiving your Expression of Interest!