ITTF World Championships Finals Durban 2023 Are Simply A Month Away!

The countdown to the ITTF World Desk Tennis Championships Finals Durban 2023 has formally reached the one-month mark! Desk tennis followers from around the globe are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the occasion, the place the world’s most elite desk tennis gamers will come collectively to compete for the championship titles.  

As the times wind all the way down to the beginning of the competitors, gamers are making their closing preparations and followers are eagerly making their journey plans to witness this unforgettable sporting occasion. 

ITTF President Petra Sörling expressed her pleasure at welcoming representatives from all around the world.

“Final time the World Championships was performed on the African continent was 1939 when town of Cairo in Egypt hosted our most interesting and most grand occasion. A memorable milestone from the occasion was the Egypt Cup, a trophy that was bestowed upon the game of desk tennis by Egypt’s King Farouk and manufactured from the best of silver. It was determined there after which that the trophy can be given annually to the host metropolis to represent the friendship that characterizes the championships. Now, we’re extraordinarily glad to as soon as once more be again in Africa and this time it’s South Africa and town of Durban that may host this magnificent occasion. We look ahead to having fun with the thrill and great thing about our sport and having the pleasure of assembly all our mates within the world desk tennis household. Moreover, the potential for with the ability to play an occasion with out restrictions ought to, in these occasions, not be taken as a right. I’m completely sure that historical past will likely be made for a lot of causes, and I’m certain and that I’m talking on everybody’s behalf after I say that we merely can’t wait till the top of Could when the South African Desk Tennis Board and town of Durban opens up its gates and welcomes the world.” — Petra Sörling

That is certainly the primary time since 1939 that the World Championships is hosted on African soil, a big milestone within the historical past of the game. With the colourful and numerous tradition of South Africa on show, gamers and followers can count on a very distinctive expertise that goes past simply the sport.  

The ITTF’s unwavering dedication to selling and growing desk tennis globally is extra evident than ever because the world prepares for this monumental occasion. Durban’s heat embrace of this championship serves as a testomony to the game’s surging reputation and limitless potential for the longer term. 


Khalil Al-Mohannadi, ITTF Senior Government Vice President in control of World Championships, mentioned, “I’m delighted to see Africa host the World Championships for the primary time in 84 years. That is a particularly symbolic occasion, one that may rejoice the wealthy tradition of its host and push the boundaries of our sport. The gamers are the very best ambassadors for desk tennis and can encourage the youth of South African and past. We need to thanks in your dedication to our sport.”  

Scheduled from 20 to twenty-eight Could 2023, the ITTF World Desk Tennis Championships Finals will see the world’s finest gamers, vying for the coveted title of World Champion of their respective classes. The principle venue is Durban Worldwide Conference Heart, which will likely be became a sport area throughout the occasion, with eight competitors tables in two halls. 

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The ITTF, the South African Desk Tennis Board and the LOC will proceed doing their finest to make the ITTF World Desk Tennis Championships Finals Durban 2023 a memorable expertise for gamers and followers alike. 

“The ITTF is wholly devoted to supporting the occasion in each manner we are able to,” mentioned Steve Dainton, ITTF Group CEO.  “We will likely be activating numerous employees to assist with the operations, with a few of them already in Durban.”   

The ITTF World Desk Tennis Championships Finals 2023 will showcase males’s and ladies’s singles, in addition to males’s, girls’s, and combined doubles occasions. For eight days, 128 singles gamers and 64 doubles pairs will take part in a knockout competitors, with the purpose of being topped the world champions of their respective classes. 

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