With just a few weeks until World Table Tennis Day, the ITTF Foundation has released a guidance manual designed to help the table tennis community take steps towards sustainability when planning their events.

This year, World Table Tennis Day on April 23 will unite the table tennis community in a commitment to and celebration of sustainability under the slogan Think Sustainably, Act Now.

The manual is aimed at anyone who wishes to use table tennis to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues – from individual organisers, coaches, athletes, and project leaders across the globe to clubs, ITTF Member Associations and Continental Federations.  

“I’m satisfied seeing we now have a manual in place it’s a needed first step”, said ITTF President Petra Sörling. “Our Federation oversees a global sport, and we must put sustainability even higher on our agenda.

“World Table Tennis Day provides the ideal platform to raise awareness among all levels, from athletes to grassroots and worldwide. Everyone can play a part, contribute and make a difference.”

The manual aims to inspire and help develop ideas to make the best use of table tennis activities and programmes in the mission of a sustainable future.

Click here to download the manual and for more information about planning World Table Tennis Day events.