The ITTF is to reveal a “Table Tennis Revolution” on August 4th in Rio de Janeiro, according to an invitation promising the “historical launch of a new type of Table Tennis”.
“Full details on the new discipline of table tennis will be revealed on 4 August at the
launch, but there will be new equipment, new rules, new attitude and barriers broken! The new form takes table tennis to new dimensions and rejuvenates the youth in YOU to pick up a racket to play anytime, anywhere!” reads an ITTF press release, with ITTF President Thomas Weikert stating: “”The ITTF is very excited about launching this new form of sport to the world. We have been working very hard on this concept, which we believe will be a fantastic addition to the ITTF family. I can’t wait to reveal the details
on the 4th.” Full details will be revealed at 12:00 noon on August 4th at the German NOC House in Rio de Janeiro, located at Av. Lucio Costa, 8060 Barra da Tijuca, RJ Barra Blue Beach Club.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.