WHY we support
The world stands still because of Coronavirus. Parents cannot work, children cannot attend school, teachers cannot teach, lovers cannot stroll in the park, the little ones cannot go to public playgrounds, athletes cannot compete, artists cannot give concerts, travellers can no longer cross borders. The world holds its breath and everyday people go far beyond their limits to maintain our life and systems.
Our table tennis community is one of the ten largest sports communities in the world. Our sport is now at home in 226 nations and regions.
Covid-19 is one of the biggest crises and challenges we have had in the global sports community in decades. Even the most developed industrial nations are currently facing major challenges. Unfortunately, the situation looks much more dramatic in developing countries and at the world’s social hotspots.
We – the global table tennis family – feel obliged to take on responsibility in these difficult times. So, giving and helping each other is the order of the day for us.
Each of us can try to protect ourselves and prevent the virus from spreading. But, only together in our community can we help those who are most affected.
Together within our table tennis family we can make our contribution in this challenging time so that cohesion and humanity are above all else. This vision should give us strength for the future and help to bring mankind closer together again!
The donation campaign #TableTennisUnited is powered by the ITTF Foundation and supported by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and World Table Tennis (WTT) - the commercial and events company of the ITTF.