Inaugural Parkinson's World Championships on Horizon for Westchester Table Tennis Center

By Matt Hetherington | July 30, 2019, 10:37 p.m. (ET)

This October 11th-13th, one of the USA's leading clubs - the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville, New York, will host a world first. A club, which under its owner Will Shortz has constantly tried to deliver new things for its members, began table tennis clinics for Parkinson's disease sufferers and come October will host the first-ever World Parkinson's Table Tennis Championships.

The initiative of musician and peace activist Nenad Bach and New York Times Puzzle and Crossword Editor Will Shortz joins forces with the ITTF Foundation to create this debut event.

Table Tennis has shown that it can be a great activity for helping sufferers of Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's and many other physical or mental conditions. The creation of this event is a truly wonderful movement for the sport of table tennis and USATT are proud to see this premier event be hosted by a club here in the United States.

We congratulate Will on his continuing efforts to improve table tennis and encourage any sufferers of Parkinson's Disease to pick up a racket and start practicing. Event details are as follows, be sure to register before the final entry date of 10th September 2019!

- ITTF Parkinson's World Championships Homepage and Information