ITTF World Tour and T2 sign collaboration agreement
By Community | January 11, 2018
The ITTF World Tour and T2 Asia & Pacific Table Tennis League have signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of growing both properties for the betterment of global table tennis.
T2 will become the ITTF competition “laboratory”, where the ITTF can test new innovations such as ball tracking and the challenge system.
The collaboration will also involve the ITTF World Tour incorporating certain elements from T2, such as using multiple balls during matches, increased player promotion, player contracts and broadcast innovations.
Mr Frank JI, who is the Founder & Chairman of T2 as well as the Chairman of Seamaster, the title sponsor of the ITTF World Tour, said: “My goal is to create an environment where our table tennis players are adored and loved by millions across the world and not just by table tennis fans.
“An environment that would attract more media attention, more TV broadcasters, more fans and more money into the sport. I want table tennis to be one of the biggest sports in the world, and have our players become rich and famous! This is why I created the T2 league and sponsored the ITTF World Tour.
“I see many synergies between the two properties, which is why this collaboration makes sense, so ITTF and T2 can work more closely together and achieve my goal of table tennis being a flourishing commercial sport.”