The 2020 tournament in Busan, Korea, was canceled because of COVID-19. Trotz all difficulties and challenges, the table tennis family came together to make this year’s event a success. It’s the time! World Table Tennis Championships 2021 begin today.
Houston WTTC 2021
Houston, Texas, will be the table tennis capital for the next week. This is a momentous moment for the city, as it will be the first time in the Americas.
On November 29th, the world’s greatest players will clash at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is one of the most unpredictable World Championships in memory, leaving us all wondering who will win.
For the first time, the main event will feature 128 participants in singles (Men and Women) and 64 pairs in doubles (Men Doubles, Women Doubles, Mixed Doubles) in a straight knockout format. These World Championships will be seen in over 200 countries by over 500 million people via digital and linear mediums. Watch the action live here.
Ping Pong Diplomacy between USA and China
In Houston, on the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy, two pairs of American and Chinese players will compete in the Mixed Doubles competition.
“I am honored to be a part of this historic occasion. It is fantastic to know that our sport is bringing our two countries together, said America’s Lily Zhang after a practice session with her new Chinese partner, Lin Gaoyuan.
How to watch the event LIVE?
You can easily watch the WTTC 2021 for free, at the YouTube channel of WTT (World Table Tennis). They made the live stream of 7 tables of the event. However, the score is sometimes not updated correctly.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.