Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 25. The World Table Tennis Professional League (hereinafter referred to as the World Table Tennis Federation) announced on the 25th the event calendar for the first half of 2021. Three events will be held in the Middle East, China and Europe. The slam tournament will be held in China.
The World Table Tennis Federation was founded by the International Table Tennis Federation, aiming to elevate the sport to a whole new level by breaking through the presentation of table tennis competitions and usher in a new era in the international table tennis world. The World Table Tennis Federation stated that in view of the continuing impact of the new crown epidemic, it will arrange the first event schedule in the best possible way to overcome the challenges that the sports industry and the world continue to face. Despite the difficulties, the World Table Tennis Federation strives to hold international table tennis tournaments in 2021.
According to the plan, the China Race Meeting will be held from April 14th to May 16th. As the top tournament in the World Table Tennis Federation tournament structure, the first Grand Slam tournament will be held in China.
Players will also stage wonderful duels in the World Table Tennis Federation Championship Series, competing for generous bonuses and ranking points, and strive to qualify for the International Table Tennis World Cup Finale.
The Middle East and Europe two tournaments will focus on the challenge series, providing a platform for budding new stars in the table tennis field, giving them the opportunity to compete with the world's top athletes. The Middle East tournament will start on March 17 and end on April 3, while the European tournament will run from May 27 to June 20.
The World Table Tennis Federation stated that the proposed “match exchange” model will create the best environment for the organization of World Table Tennis Federation events as much as possible, provide logistical support that meets the health and safety guidelines of the new crown epidemic, and make it easier for athletes to manage the event schedule. In addition, arranging the event schedule in a structured time period, from one continent to another, will help tell the story of the World Table Tennis Federation season, which is more attractive to fans and global audiences.
After the end of the Middle East, China and Europe event, the World Table Tennis Federation event calendar will be suspended for the Tokyo Olympics, and athletes will have time to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics. After the Tokyo Olympics, the World Table Tennis Federation hopes to return to the normal event schedule and is currently discussing with potential candidate cities.
The World Table Tennis Federation tournament system includes Grand Slam, World Cup, Championship, Star Challenge and General Challenge. Earlier, the World Table Tennis Federation announced that it will hold the World Table Tennis Federation Macau Championship from November 25 to 29 this year. This is also the first show of the World Table Tennis Federation event. (Finish)