DURBAN, South Africa: The 2023 World Desk Tennis Championships will likely be staged in Durban, South Africa, the primary time since 1939 the match has been staged on the African continent.
Durban beat 2017 hosts Dusseldorf 90-39 in a vote by members of the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation (ITTF), and turns into the primary South African metropolis to stage the occasion, and the second on the continent after Cairo 81 years in the past.
“We’re persevering with to see advantages from the forthcoming adjustments to the format of the World Championships Finals, which will likely be launched from subsequent 12 months onwards, resulting in extra international locations bidding from completely different areas of the world,” ITTF Deputy President Khalil Al-Mohannadi mentioned in a information launch.
“This additionally displays the ever-increasing worldwide attraction of desk tennis, which is extraordinarily pleasing to see as we proceed to work laborious to make the game extra world sooner or later.”
South Africa may even play host to the 2023 Netball World Cup, with Cape City having gained that bid final 12 months.