Registrations open for the inaugural World Alzheimer’s Table Tennis Championships 2023


The World Alzheimer’s Championship will be part of the World Table Tennis for Health Festival (WTT4H) in Crete, Greece. Early bird offer – a discount of 100€ will be open to those who register before 1st August 2023

From 1-5 November 2023, the Mediterranean island will host the World Alzheimer's Table Tennis Championships (WATTC), along with the World Parkinson’s Table Tennis Championships and World Table Tennis for Health Congress.

The WATTC aims to build off a growing community of table tennis players who are using the sport as part of treatment plans. More than performance, the objective of the event is to help connect and make meaningful exchanges between the participants, care givers and medical professionals.

Registration for the Championships is open until 1 October 2023. People interested in participating can sign up here. The early bird discount of 100€ will be open to those opting for the official packages and who make the reservation and payment before the deadline of 1st of August 2023 at 23:59 CET.

Hosted by the Hellenic Table Tennis Federation, the WTT4H Festival will bring players, officials, delegates, and other stakeholders to Crete for competition and the first-ever World Table Tennis for Health Congress.

The idea behind the WTT4H:

The WTT4H Festival grew from the expansion of the growing enthusiasm of the World Parkinson’s Table Tennis Championships and the chance to showcase the benefits of practicing sport has on other neurological disorders.

The event will promote the positive benefits of playing table tennis on health in general, not only on people with the mentioned diseases, but also for sickness prevention, staying active in general, as part of its larger remit and investment from the ITTF Group and Foundation.

By bringing these events together under one umbrella the ITTF Foundation aims to leverage our partners around the world, to provide a professional environment for each event bringing high quality access to more of our table tennis community. By showcasing the benefits this community gets from these world championships, the delegates attending the World Health Congress see first-hand the improvement the sport brings to competitors’ lives, while having this perspective inform their participation.

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