World Table Tennis Day
World Table Tennis Day is observed next on Saturday, April 6th, 2024 (120 days from today).
Table tennis is known as a long-standing and loved sport. This is a popular sport in many countries around the world, including the US. Table tennis is not just a sport, not just a matter of competition; it is also a great tool for social inclusion, a vehicle for positive social change, a worthwhile healthy use of leisure time and an opportunity to bring people together. This sport has a unique value where people of all ages, genders, skills or physical conditions can play together. Hence, there is a day for ping-pong lovers to spread their love for the sport and get everyone interested in it. This day is known as World Table Tennis Day, celebrated every year on April 6, as an opportunity for everyone who loves table tennis to integrate into their community.
History of World Table Tennis Day
Table tennis originated from which country is still a lot of different debates. However, according to many recorded documents, table tennis was born in England based on the way tennis is played. Around the end of the 19th century, some students in this country relied on the way of playing tennis to create a new game. They use books as nets, dining tables as tables, and paper Mache to form a diamond-shaped racket with a handle for playing rubber or softwood balls. Around 1890, an English athlete brought home a ping-pong ball from America. This ball is made of cellulose, the inside is hollow, and the development of "Ping-Pong" begins.
According to many studies, table tennis originated in England under Queen Victoria in the 80s of the 19th century. This game quickly attracted the British public and was loved by many people. When playing, table tennis will make a ping-pong sound so they called it a ping-pong ball. People see this as an inexpensive form of recreational sport but with good training ability.
After World War I in 1918, table tennis became more and more widespread and developed strongly in many countries. Along with this period is the rapid change and improvement of table tennis equipment. Therefore, in order to facilitate the exchange and competition of table tennis around the world, the establishment of an international organization is extremely necessary.
In December 1926, under the initiative and advocacy of England and other continents, the 1st International Table Tennis Federation Congress opened in London. The congress agreed and approved the decision to establish the International Table Tennis Federation, or ITTF for short. From here, the world table tennis organization was officially established.
One of the fundamental missions of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) To promote table tennis globally to be played anywhere in the world is one of the fundamental missions of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). To fulfill this mission, ITTF Development is created by International Table Tennis Federation to make the sport accessible to all. In 2015, the ITTF organized World Table Tennis Day to get people interested in the competitive sport and has since celebrated the holiday so more people can learn about the sport.
How to Celebrate World Table Tennis Day?
On World Table Tennis Day, you are encouraged to set a competition with your friends to raising your friendship. World Table Tennis Day is known that celebrated by organizing activities for everyone, in every ages, every sexual, such as tournaments and exhibitions in the streets, workplaces, clubs, schools, bars, shopping malls, etc. On the official website of the day, all these events can be registered, tt4all.com, to join the worldwide celebration. If you don’t have a new idea to celebrate World Table Tennis Day and looking for other ways to celebrate this day, watch the competitive world tennis tournament on TV and post on social media with the hashtag #worldtabletennisday so your friends can know today what day is today!
ObservedWorld Table Tennis Day has been observed annually on April 6th.
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
Sunday, April 6th, 2025
Monday, April 6th, 2026