Using table tennis as a tool for development and peace

Our Programmes

Making table tennis accessible to a wide range of people, focusing on disadvantaged groups; popular, universal and inclusive.

Supporting and executing humanitarian projects using table tennis for positive social outcomes.

Sharing the health benefits of table tennis on a social, mental and physical level.

Promoting peaceful behaviour between different individuals, groups, regions and nations.

Leaving a positive social legacy following table tennis events in host locations.


Thomas Weikert

ITTF & ITTF Foundation President

The establishment of the ITTF Foundation, unanimously endorsed by the AGM in May 2018, was a right decision to keep increasing table tennis participation and awareness of our sport all around the globe, especially its power for a positive social change. We now have two very much aligned and closely together working organisations. On the one hand the ITTF, as defined in its strategic plan, responsible for the governance and development of the sport for the benefit of over 30 million competitive players, as well as representing our 226 Member Associations. On the other hand, we have the ITTF Foundation aiming to promote and use table tennis for purposes of development and peace. Competition and excellence; social responsibility and recreation are linked by the passion for table tennis.

An exciting and promising start of the ITTF Foundation lays behind us and many auspicious projects are on the horizon. I personally hope and wish that our world-wide community feels represented by our Foundation and gets involved as this is a wonderful tool for everybody. Table Tennis. For All. For Life.

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