The desk tennis neighborhood throughout the world eagerly waits for April to return round, as a result of 6 April does not solely mark the Worldwide Day of Sport for Improvement and Peace, however it is usually World Desk Tennis Day (WTTD). Ever since its institution in 2015, the WTTD concentrates on one social subject with every celebration. The 2021-edition focuses on gender equality and FEMpowerment by desk tennis. Within the run-up to six April, the subject has already been addressed comprehensively throughout the three entities of the ITTF Group by varied actions, occasions and actions, giving inspirational feminine figures the highlight.
This 12 months already constitutes the second World Desk Tennis Day underneath COVID-19 restrictions. Sadly, and the pandemic nonetheless does not enable for a bodily most important occasion celebration for WTTD. As a substitute, the ITTF Basis organises a 24-hour stream with stay meet-and-greets, exercise and training classes, webinars, shows and desk tennis matches.
The idea of World Desk Tennis Day is predicated on three pillars: being common, well-liked and inclusive. To share the love for the game and contribute to creating the game extra accessible, the stream will run 24 hours with a different programme, so everyone can be part of, irrespective of the place they stay, irrespective of the place their pursuits lie.
- Meet desk tennis icons
Get as shut as bodily distanced conferences permit you to in meet-and greet-sessions with excessive profile desk tennis athletes and seize this chance to ask a few of your favorite gamers any questions you’d like.
- Get shifting with digital exercises
Break a sweat in considered one of the exercise classes! There will probably be desk tennis particular exercises, as effectively as extra exercises from different sports activities like Pilates.
- Deepen abilities
In cooperation with PingProfy, the ITTF Basis affords stay teaching classes with world-class trainers out there in English, Spanish, French and Arabic. Every session will be 45 min, which incorporates your likelihood to work together with the trainers in a Q&A-session. This is a singular likelihood to enhance method, work on weak spots and purchase new abilities.
- Match day across the clock
Re-live iconic moments of the historical past of desk tennis and watch a few of the biggest athletes play once more in fascinating matches.
- Seminars and shows
Educate your self or take a deep dive into matters which have at all times you. The stream will embrace many stimulating seminars on gender high quality, feminine empowerment, and the way to promote and contribute to these points utilizing a sport like desk tennis.
The stream will run from 6 April 1am (UTC+2) till 7 April 1am (UTC+2) and might be accessed by the social media channels of the ITTF Group:
The celebration of World Desk Tennis Day shouldn’t be completely for professionals or gamers – it truly is all about having enjoyable collectively. 6 April is meant to be socially inclusive, with its goal to contain as many individuals as attainable in desk tennis. Regardless of who and the place you might be on this world, no matter your age, gender, social standing, nationality, bodily skill – be part of the celebrations for WTTD 2021 to empower girls and women in your neighborhood.