Pula, Croatia Welcomes the 2022 ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships

Scheduled for September 30 to October 03 2022, the Croatian city of Pula is to host the 2022 ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships (2022 PWTTC). The decision was confirmed during the site visit to the venue by the ITTF Foundation.

After the initial success of the first two editions in New York (2019) and Berlin (2021), the ITTF Parkinson’s World Table Tennis Championships is to become an annual consolidated tournament for Parkinson’s fighters worldwide.

 

PWTTC is so far the only tournament organised by the ITTF Foundation. Under the programme TT4Health, our goal with PWTTC is to promote the physical, social, and psychological benefits of table tennis for people with Parkinson´s. We are excited to work with the Croatian Table Tennis Association in the upcoming 2022 PWTTC, and hope that the 227 ITTF Member Associations will join this initiative in the future. - Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director.


We want to offer the Parkinson’s fighters a chance to socialise and to empower each other. Table tennis is a great sport for those who suffer from the disease. The previous editions have set the bar high, and it is our turn now in Pula to push the bar even higher, not only for the players but also their families. - Zoran Primorac, Vice President of the Croatian Table Tennis Association.

In addition to the Croatian Table Tennis Association, the city of Pula has also shown great support for the 2022 PWTTC.

Pula has hosted many events in the past and we are happy to organise the 2022 PWTTC. We have always wanted to do something with table tennis and for people with Parkinson’s, and we look forward to welcoming the players and their families with our hospitality, art, and beautiful landscape. - Dr Ivona Mocenic, Deputy Mayor of the city of Pula.

 

Istria, where continental Croatia meets the Adriatic is the region where Pula is located. The peninsula cannot wait to host its first PWTTC. During the meeting with the ITTF Foundation on the site visit, Boris Miletic, President of the Region of Istria has offered full support for 2022 PWTTC.

During its visit to Pula, the ITTF Foundation has also received a warm welcome from Ivana Sokolov, Director for Social Matters of the city of Pula, Sanja Cinkopan-Korotaj, Director of the Tourism Board for the City of Pula. All were enthusiastic and have shown great commitment to making the 2022 PWTTC the best edition. HRT Radio Pula and TV Nova Pula have got a kickstart in promoting the tournament, as the ITTF Foundation was invited to talk about the vision and mission of the 2022 PWTTC, and the TV channel covered the site visit of the ITTF Foundation.

 

Check out TV Nova Pula’s report.

 

 

 

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