As most table tennis aficionados know, the first World Championships were staged in London in 1926. Of course, there is a story behind the inaugural event.
Supported by ITTF Dream Building, a Training Camp in the city of Dubai for Para Table Tennis athletes in the Middle East region was staged successfully from Sunday 1st to Thursday 5th June 2014.
1985: Pre-U.S. Open Potpourri. 1985: Historic Match in California Between China and Chinese Taipei
Adham Sharara is concluding his term as the ITTF’s 6th president on September 1. On that date he will step into the newly-created Chair position. To put his service in perspective, this brief history summarizes the background, goals and achievements of his predecessors.
Last January ITTF President Adham Sharara shared the Executive Committee’s vision for the future. And it has a code name: “DBI and P5.”
Interview with Vladimir Samsonov, Chair of the Athletes Commission: "I still have a lot of fun playing."
By Bill McGimpsey and Ben Nisbet
Back in 1999, when Adham Sharara became ITTF President at the World Championships in Eindhoven, the current Dutch Table Tennis President Ronald Kramer, although an all-round lover of sport, “knew nothing” about the ITTF.
Interview with Incoming ITTF President Thomas Weikert: "Development of smaller associations is a matter that is near to my heart."
Interview with ITTF President Adham Sharara: “I am motivated to do the best for our sport.”
1985: First Europe Top 12 Junior Tournament. 1985: U.S. Team in Cuba. 1985: USA Juniors in Europe. 1985: Two European Grand Prix Tournaments. 1985: Sue Butler Interviews Surbek. 1985: Liguo and Henan Li Ai’s “Do I Need a Coach?”
As the Chairman of the Board of USA Table Tennis, you recently attended your first World Championships ever in Tokyo. But you're certainly not new to table tennis. Could you give us a brief background of your history in the sport?
Congrats to Lily Zhang and Tahl Leibovitz on their outstanding performances at the World Championships and Slovakia Para Open.
Congratulations on organizing the 2014 Legends of Table Tennis Tour. When did you first come up with the concept?