2020 World Team Table Tennis Championship Bidding ITTF

ITTF opens bidding process for 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships

August 11, 2017

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is calling for expressions of interest to host the 2020 ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships.

Held since 1926, the World Table Tennis Championships is the biggest and most important table tennis event of the year, with high historical significance and high interest globally from players, fans, media and partners.

ITTF President Thomas Weikert is hopeful many different countries will show an interest in hosting the unique event: “The ITTF World Table Tennis Championships is a perfect way for countries and cities to showcase themselves to the world. The event is broadcast in over 120 countries and is seen by over 350 million people.

“I look forward to seeing as many countries show their interest as possible, not just from our tradition hosts, but new ones as well.”

The World Table Tennis Championships alternate between team and individual events annually. In 2020, the world’s best teams shall convene to fight for the title of World Team Champion.

Favorites for the title include China, Germany, Japan, Korea Republic, Singapore, France, Brazil, USA, and England.

The promotional reach is projected to be 355 million TV audiences in at least 122 countries across the world and millions more through ITTF’s 2.2 million social media fans.

The 2020 host will follow Halmstad, Sweden, and Budapest, Hungary, who will host the 2018 and 2019 editions respectively.

2020 World Team Table Tennis Championship Bidding ITTF