HOUSTON, TEXAS— The 100-day countdown to the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships has officially begun! The championships, taking place in Houston, Texas, are scheduled for November 23-29. This will be the first time since 1939 that the event has been held in the United States, as past championships were set in Europe or Asia. The World Table Tennis Championships originated in 1926 and showcases the world’s best table tennis players from around the globe.
With the launch of the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships logo, the start of the event is moving even closer with ticket sales and early bird registrations. Registered users at WorldTableTennis.com will be provided access to the early bird ticketing offers first, so if you are looking to purchase tickets for the events, complete your registration online, and be first in line.
Adopting a revamped and expanded format for the first time, the flagship event of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), will feature 128 players in singles (Men and Women) and 64 pairs in each of the doubles competitions (Men Doubles, Women Doubles, Mixed Doubles) competing in a straight knockout format at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The World Table Tennis Championship was last held in Budapest in 2019. The Team edition was scheduled to take place in the Republic of Korea, in Busan last year was postponed and eventually cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.