— Published 23 January 2023

The veterans become the masters

The name of the World Veterans Table Tennis Championships has changed. The ITTF has decided to rename the global event the World Masters Championships. Its latest edition, the first after a five-year hiatus imposed by the health crisis, ended on Saturday 21 January in Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman (photo above). It was marked by the participation of 1,600 table tennis players from all over the world and by the addition of a new category, the mixed doubles. The next ITTF World Masters Championships will be held in 2024 in Rome. It will be held during the month of July at the Exhibition Centre in the Italian capital.