In general, table tennis and many other sports are facing a low participation rate of women and girls. World Table Tennis Day is a perfect excuse not only to celebrate but also to attract new players to our sport. With the 2021 preparation we will provide you with useful tools about how to get more women and girls to the table and how to keep them on board on the long term
. Because table tennis is fun and should be shared with everybody.
Of course, this is not the only argument: Unfortunately, girls and women constitute the largest group of disadvantaged people in the WORLD
. This is an unfair situation because all genders should have the same human rights, which has still not been achieved in many parts of the world. Therefore, we (and hopefully you, too)
want to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”
We believe that everyone is equal and that the fight for equal fundamental human rights is not only related to girls and women! Everyone – INCLUDING BOYS AND MEN
– has to be involved!! No matter which gender, age, race, religion, culture, and physical ability you are: We simply ask YOU to use your passion for table tennis and your motivation to do something good to take WTTD as a reason to raise awareness for gender equality in your community!
Be one of the empowered people to empower girls and women through table tennis! Support them! Help them develop skills and knowledge to become an equal partner and player.