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The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has today (Monday) detailed plans to professionalise the sport in the coming years through a partnership with sports marketing agency Sportsmaster.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed on as the first International Federation (IF) to partner with newly-formed anti-doping body the International Testing Agency (ITA).
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has entered into investment agreements with its continental bodies in Europe and Latin America as part of a wider effort to expand the presence of the sport in regions around the world.
The International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF’s) board of directors has approved the expansion of its World Championships, with the event to now feature continental stages feeding into the finals.
North and South Korea will compete as one nation during the semi-final of the ongoing World Team Table Tennis Championships in Halmstad, Sweden after informing organisers that they did not want to face off against each other in the quarter-finals.
South Korea has landed its first major International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event as the world governing body revealed a strategic plan to guide the future of the sport.
Sapporo in Japan has secured a 2019 International Table Tennis Federation World Tour Platinum event ahead of the arrival of the summer Olympics in the country’s capital the following year.
The International Table Tennis Federation has signed a collaboration agreement with the T2 Asia-Pacific Table Tennis League (T2 APAC) in a move that is set to see innovative new elements from the latter competition introduced into the ITTF’s World Tour.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced that Ekaterinburg in Russia, Busan in Korea and the US city of San Jose have expressed an interest in staging its 2020 World Team Championships.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has made the latest move in its efforts to revamp the commercial side of the sport by appointing Frank Ji as a special advisor to the organisation’s president, Thomas Weikert.
Steve Dainton has been appointed as chief executive of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on a permanent basis, while Raul Calin has been named as the body’s first secretary general.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) in a move designed to promote and develop table tennis esports.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has awarded hosting rights for the 2018 edition of its Team World Cup to the English capital of London.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced that this year’s edition of its World Tour Grand Finals will take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana from December 14-17.
The Slovenian towns of Celje and Lasko will host the 2018 edition of the World Para Table Tennis Championships, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has announced.
The European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) has announced it has reached a deal for the Swiss town of Montreux to host its Europe Top 16 Cup event for the next three years.