Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships

Worldwide

World tournament for players with Parkinson’s disease, where family members and the public in general are proactively invited to assist.

2021 ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships

2019 ITTF Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships

Objectives:

  • Present table tennis as a part of a sustainable healthy lifestyle
  • Use table tennis events to increase the awareness of possibilities for people with a disease

Expected outcomes:

  • Different persons from different countries and territories worldwide have participated in the Parkinson's World Table Tennis Championships.
  • The participation rate of female players was at least 30%.
  • A comprehensive documentation promoting table tennis for people with Parkinson's disease has been elaborated.
  • The awareness for Parkinson's disease and for the benefits of table tennis for those who have this disease is raised.

International recognitions:

  • 2019: Finalist at the Sports Business Award in the category "Best Community Scheme"
  • 2020: Bronze at the Sports Business Award in the category "Best Sports Governing Body Initiative"

Contribution to the Global Goals

Target 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

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