USATT Community Voice Positive Vibes for 2021 WTTC in Houston
By Michael Reff
The 2021 World Table Tennis Championships will be held in Houston, Texas, and positive vibes are already abound in regards to the chosen venue and what it has to offer for the players as well as the public.
The USA table tennis community, especially those in Houston, are unanimously excited for the event to be held on home soil for the first time ever. One aficionado, Roberto Dino Byles, highlights a pivotal point about how helpful the WTTC in Houston will be in advertising this amazing Olympic sport to the general public. Byles says, “Seize this opportunity, not only for Houston, Texas but for all America to elevate the sport of Table Tennis from being viewed as a recreational activity to a professional sport.”
Wantong Liu echoes Byles’ sentiments stating , “It’s a great opportunity and honor to be the host city for this prestigious event. We should take advantage of this event to help promote our sport to newer heights.”
As one can see, there is a focus from the table tennis community on how this championship can provide a platform to educate and inform the “ping pong” masses on the wonders of this Olympic sport.
Other voices of USATT also discuss the diverse culture that exists in Houston as well as those coming from all over the world to participate in this excellent venue.
Shaun Sapp has this to say about the championship,
“I believe that the WTTC is a great opportunity for the city of Houston. There will be people here from all over the world that that [sic] can bring a lot of eyes and culture to this town. Houston already has a great diversity and culture from many different places but there will be people there that have not ever seen Houston as a table tennis location which from a business perspective can bring amazing turn of events. The long term effect can only be positive.”
With the support of the USATT community fully behind the Houston 2021 WTTC, the future of table tennis in the USA will surely be brighter.