World Table Tennis Day (WTTD) has been celebrated annually in April since 2015. It is the day we celebrate table tennis, as well as the universality and social inclusiveness the sport represents. World Table Tennis Day is celebrated on 23 April, honouring Ivor Montagu, organiser of the first World Table Tennis Championships in 1926 and the founder and first president of the ITTF. WTTD celebrates the joy of playing table tennis for fun, bringing people together, focusing less on competition and more on participation and enjoyment.
“WTTD is a celebration of table tennis, on 23rd of April we share our passion, we bring more people to the table, and we share a message for a positive social change” - Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director
In 2024, World Table Tennis Day celebrates the theme of "Diversity and Inclusion." This year's theme underscores the sport's unifying power, where individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities come together to share their passion for table tennis. It is a moment to recognize that diversity enriches our sporting communities, fostering an environment where everyone, regardless of their gender, age, race, or physical capabilities, can participate and thrive. By embracing diversity and inclusion, World Table Tennis Day 2024 reinforces the belief that every person has the right to enjoy table tennis, making it a symbol of unity, equality, and mutual respect across the globe.
Be part of the World Table Tennis Day 2024 celebration as we promote diversity and inclusion in our global table tennis family. – let's unite through the power of table tennis!