Welcome to our Hopes Program

The Hopes Program is the ITTF High Performance & Development department’s talent identification program, which unites players and coaches from across the globe. It continues to be the building block of the ITTF High Performance pathway, which targets Global Reach and Overall Growth of Table Tennis.

2021 World Hopes Week & Challenge, Amman (JOR)

Dates: 8-14 December


Players qualified for the 2021 World Hopes Week & Challenge (as of 5 November 2021)

2021 ITTF World Hopes Challenge Result

2021 Hopes Around The Clock

In 2021, the Hopes program takes on a new form in the Hopes Around The Clock, a hybrid format that offers a digital pathway in addition to any possible on site activities within the Member Associations, regions and continents. It centers around online training sessions conducted by the ITTF High Performance unit in cooperation with the Participation unit and will include educational lectures and interaction with world class players besides the table tennis specific aspects. It is open to all 226 Member Associations with a maximum participation of 2 U12 players per gender and leads to the World Hopes Week & Challenge, where a selection of 20 players per gender will meet in mid-December 2021.

Please read more on the 2021 format and the subsequent pathway for participants in our brochure.