July 14th has officially become a holiday for some of us. National #TableTennisDay is a special day when the nation-wide table tennis community comes together to celebrate and promote all that is great about our sport and—most importantly—have some fun.
It is being celebrated today for the third year in a row. The goal of this day is to gather table tennis enthusiasts, attract people who don’t usually play ping pong, promote the love for our sport, and introduce new players to this amazing sport.
Table Tennis for Everyone, Everywhere!
In order to make Table Tennis more accessible to everyone, ITTF Development Program has found a new approach by developing a Table Tennis Program for ALL. Its aim is to make our sport more POPULAR, UNIVERSAL AND INCLUSIVE.
And, what better way to celebrate a sport that encourages different types of people in terms of age, gender, social status, culture and physical ability to play and have fun, than to go out and to #UnPlugNPlay!
The day is celebrated in numerous cities throughout the United Kingdom, where various events will be hosted in an attempt to involve people, and they all have one common theme: Table Tennis for Everyone, Everywhere! Activities range from a Guinness World Record attempt for most number of players, to Table Tennis parties in UK! Many charity events are organized as well, with different goals, including collecting equipment to be donated to countries in Africa.
Happy National Table Tennis Day, UK!
We, at Killerspin, are great supporters of the idea that table tennis is not all about competition. It is a tool for social inclusion, a great way to spend some quality time with your family and friends, and a healthy use of free time! So, be creative, organize a group of friends, your family, co-workers, grab the paddles, and make every day your Table Tennis Day! Use every day to #UnPlugNPlay!