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World Table Tennis (At Home) Day: New strength, new ideas

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World Table Tennis (At Home) Day: New strength, new ideas

The International Table Tennis Federation and its ITTF Foundation launch the world's longest digital table tennis rally for 6 April 2020.

Mix new strength and new ideas with the old vision of World Table Tennis Day and you’ll get a new way to celebrate and share our passion for our beloved sport!

In light of the global spread of COVID-19, World Table Tennis Day will be taking on a very different form to previous years. Instead of the traditional social gatherings, casual table tennis activities and charity events taking place around the world, this time we are asking you to be engaged in the sport like never before at home via special initiatives planned on social media.

World Table Tennis Day has grown tremendously year on year with a record-breaking 922 events in 107 countries registered in 2019.

Register your event on the ITTF Foundation website.

With 2020 World Table Tennis At Home Day taking on a different spin to proceedings to accommodate for the affected people needing to stay at home in the current period, here is what YOU can look forward to in two weeks’ time:

The longest rally in history?!

Create history and contribute to the longest table tennis rally! In true World Table Tennis Day spirit, anyone can take part!

All you need to do is respond to this social media teaser by sending in your video of hitting a table tennis ball. One hit is enough but be creative!

You can use any random objects that you can find around the house to hit the ball, or why not perform a trickshot! Whether you’re in your bedroom, kitchen, living area, garden, garage, or even outside, you can film your video from anywhere!

The craziest, funniest video clips will be combined to create the longest ever rally online, which will be published on ITTF Foundation and ITTF social media channels on 6 April 2020.

Submit your clips to this One Drive folder and remember to tell us your NAME, CITY and COUNTRY in the file name (e.g. GERMANY_Leipzig_ITTFFoundation), so that we can give a proper shoutout to all the participants featured in the final video!

24 hours of non-stop table tennis!

You will not want to take your eyes off our digital channels on 6 April 2020, especially with 24 hours of wall-to-wall table tennis showing on the ITTF’s Facebook page, starting at 00:00 GMT.

That’s 24 hours of original, never seen before, archive footage, all in HD, taking you on a trip down memory lane to revisit a bucket list of classic, unforgettable matches from the past and many of the greatest legends to ever play the sport!

That’s not all! To get you in the festive spirit, hidden easter eggs will appear on screen at certain points of the 24-hour programme. The challenge is for fans to collect as many Easter eggs as possible by taking selfies that show the eggs and submit them to this online form for a chance to win autographed balls and rackets.

Stay tuned for more creative content from the world of table tennis on the ITTF Foundation's social platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube.

This article was submitted by ITTF Foundation. Visit their website for more information.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:00