ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships 2020 in Berlin, Germany
From Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th of August 2020 table tennis players with Parkinson’s from all around the world will gather in Berlin, Germany. Some will gain medals and all will fight for one common goal; demonstrate the world how beneficial table tennis is for people with Parkinson’s.
"I am very pleased that the ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships 2020 are taking place in Berlin, Germany. At our first ITTF Parkinson's WTTC in New York last year, I could witness with my own eyes how helpful it is for those affected to motivate each other and to exchange ideas across borders at such an international event.
With the experience of the first ITTF Parkinson's WTTC 2019, I am sure that we will have an even bigger event in Berlin this year to support and motivate people with Parkinson's and their surroundings."
Thomas Weikert, ITTF President
With YUVEDO, Germany based company offering solutions for people with Parkinson’s to successfully manage the disease, we count on a strong and very motivated host for the 2020 edition of PWTTC.
“The first edition of the ITTF Parkinson´s World Table Tennis Championships in New York have been a very emotional event where we learned lots of stories on how table tennis improves lifes of people with Parkinson´s disease.
When we opened our Headquarters in Germany one year ago, one of the first visitors was Jens Greve, the Berlin 2020 LOC chairperson, and he came with an exciting proposal to promote table tennis for people with Parkinson in Germany. Now that the project got bigger and we are keen to see its impact worldwide. I am sure Berlin 2020 will be a platform for more stories, more players and countries and provide a great scenario for the second edition. It is fantastic to see this project growing and evolving as part of our Foundation program TT4Health.”
Leandro Olvech, Director ITTF Foundation
Emotional Wrap-up of the first ITTF Parkinson’s Table Tennis World Championships 2019 in New York, USA
Berlin 2020 LOC chairperson Jens Greve - himself affected by Parkinson's and with YUVEDO and YUVEDO Foundation for many years committed to developing opportunities to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's:
“We believe in the unifying power of sport; we know about the therapeutic effect of table tennis for Parkinson's disease and we love this great sport. Therefore, we are proud and happy to host the ITTF Parkinson’s Table Tennis World Championship 2020 in Berlin and we will do everything for a truly memorable and fantastic tournament.”
Jens Greve, Berlin 2020 LOC chairperson
Click here to learn more about the event: www.pwttc.de