An exciting table tennis evolution is promised at the European Virtual Table Tennis Challenge later this year.

The European Table Tennis Union has announced the event in collaboration with the French Table Tennis Federation (FFTT).

The competition in the autumn will be played on cutting-edge virtual reality headsets using the award winning Eleven Table Tennis game. Up to 1,000 players will compete and more details will be released in the coming weeks.

The growing popularity of Eleven Table Tennis worldwide, attributed to the convenience of playing from the comfort of home and the realistic nature of the game, has inspired ETTU to adopt this digital transformation.

The body says the inaugural edition of the event will mark a significant milestone in the evolution of table tennis and sports entertainment.

Pedro Moura, Acting President of ETTU, said: “This event represents an exciting opportunity to embrace the digital era and unite table tennis enthusiasts across Europe. We are eager to see how table tennis is adaptable to the new challenges of tomorrow’s world.”