Hi there,

Remember the fun we had on April 6? 

It was the day when we celebrated the 7th World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) together with a 24-hour online stream. Thanks to our dedicated Promoters and organisers, our first effort in raising awareness towards gender equality resulted in 314 events and home celebrations in 98 countries and territories. Over 39,000 active participants joined us on the day, physically or virtually showing off their skills and passion for Table Tennis.

Here's a glimpse of what we achieved together that day: 

Prior to WTTD 2021, many clubs saw an under-representation of female players and have made boosting female participation in Table Tennis their priority. With the #FEMpowerment campaign, 614 female athletes in total have joined a club, averaged 21 per Promoter’s club.

68 % of our Promoters are female, who admittedly felt empowered through the Promoter campaign. Our male Promoters also played a crucial role, introducing Table Tennis to their female friends and raising awareness towards gender equality.

WTTD 2021 was a success only because of your support, and the generous help we received from the officials, volunteers, and players around the world. Saying goodbye to WTTD 2021 does not mean turning the page on female empowerment and gender equality. The road is long, but we are happy to have you on board in our quest to create a world in which gender defines no more than a pronoun.

Preparations for the WTTD 2022 are already on full speed. Using Table Tennis for peace making and conflict resolution will be the centre message as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. Have an event in mind that would do just that? Save the date and take part in this incredible Table Tennis movement.

See you next year!

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Check out what happened around the globe on WTTD this year!

Download the WTTD 2021 Report.
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