24 May 2024

The ITTF Paralympic World Singles Qualification Tournament 2024 kickstarted on May 23 in Pattaya, Thailand, at the Nong Nooch Pattaya International Convention And Exhibition Center (NICE). As the event unfolds, it plays a pivotal role in the Road to Paris 2024 for many Para Table Tennis athletes.

The start of the tournament has been nothing short of spectacular. Thailand, renowned for its hospitality, has proven to be an exceptional host. The venue, NICE, boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a spacious training hall that allows players to hone their skills while fostering camaraderie among athletes from around the globe. The efforts of the Table Tennis Association of Thailand (TTAT) in organising this event have been commendable, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Hosting this tournament is not only a significant milestone on the path to Paris but also a crucial test run for the TTAT. This event offers a unique opportunity to ensure that Thailand is well-prepared to host such prestigious competitions, a prospect that became even more relevant after Pattaya was selected as the host city for the ITTF World Para Table Tennis Championships in 2026.

The success of the tournament’s first two days has already provided strong assurances of Thailand’s capability to host the Para World Championships in 2026. This upcoming event will be particularly special as it coincides with the ITTF’s centennial mark. Taking place in 2026, the ninth ITTF World Para Championships will be a celebration of a century of table tennis excellence. In the ever-evolving landscape of para sports, these championships stand as a pinnacle, showcasing not only exceptional skill but also the unity and determination of athletes worldwide. Held every four years since 1990, the World Para Table Tennis Championships have grown to deliver a wealth of benefits to their hosts and attract fans from all around the globe.

India’s Pragati Kesharwani in action at the ITTF Paralympic World Singles Qualification Tournament 2024 in Pattaya, Thailand.

As the ITTF Paralympic World Singles Qualification Tournament 2024 in Pattaya continues to thrill spectators and athletes alike, it underscores the promise of an exciting future for Para Table Tennis in Thailand. This tournament is crucial in determining who will qualify for the Paralympic Games in Paris 2024, making each match intensely significant. As we edge closer to the Paralympic Games, tomorrow’s third day will determine who secures their spot for Paris, promising an exhilarating conclusion to this remarkable event. Don’t miss a moment of the action; watch live on ITTF’s YouTube channel. Stay updated with the live results and schedules here.

General News Paralympics Para Table Tennis Para Table Tennis paris 2024 Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

No results found.