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ITTF CHALLENGE SERIES

BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR CITY
Bidding for the 2020 ITTF Challenge Series is now CLOSED.

2020 ITTF Challenge Series:

NEW & EXPANDED

Introduced in 2017, The ITTF Challenge Series is a professionally run series by the International Table Tennis Federation, with a series of events for new and upcoming players to challenge themselves, earn international recognition and experience. In 2019, a new tier of the ITTF Challenge series was introduced.

ITTF Challenge Plus

There will be 6 ITTF Challenge Plus events which offers players higher world ranking points, higher prize money and most importantly exposing players to higher level events to reach the next level. With streaming production and commentary support from the ITTF, the ITTF Challenge Plus will look to increase viewership of the series in the coming years.

ITTF Challenge 

12 ITTF Challenge events with more flexible requirements will allow more cities to get on board to host an international table tennis event, gaining experience just as the new and upcoming players are!

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#ITTFChallenge

  • 1,984 players 

  • 16 million online video views

  • 22 million facebook impressions

WHY HOST?

Hungarian Table Tennis Association organized challenge series events in 2014 and 2015. We did it in Szombathely the first time, than moved to Budapest to a brand new infrastructure. The organization of the event showed ITTF, ETTU and our government that we are capable of organizing serious events. We have learned a lot from these events and I think challange series events can be very massive. Our event was even voted to 3rd best event by the players. Because of these experiences we became brave enough to launch a bid for Major Series, European Championships and World Championships. Everything started with the challenge series!

 

Dr. Miklós Stocker

Former General Secretary, Hungarian Table Tennis Association

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Great way for Developing players to get in to the International Event Scene

  • Develop youth players

  • Inspire the next generation of table tennis champions

 

  • Promote family bonding

  • Promote a more active lifestyle

 

  • Great way to start off hosting higher level events 

  • Bring an affordable International event to your city

ENGAGED FANBASE

 

21% of global population interested in Table Tennis 

 

Top 15 global fan base includes:

Philippines, China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, USA, Japan, Germany

 

*Data from Repucom (2015)

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ACTIVE SOCIAL FANS

 

Over 2.8 Million ITTF social media followers: 

 

  • Facebook: 476,000 fans, 7,600,000 average monthly reach

  • YouTube: 232,560 subscribers 4,000,000 average monthly views

  • Twitter: 46,800 followers

  • Instagram: 137,000 followers

  • Sina Weibo: 1,620,000 fans

  • Zhibo.TV: 10.9 Million total views

  • WeChat: 28,500 followers

 

Top 10 global fanbase includes: 

China, India, Brazil, Philippines. USA, France, Germany, Japan

ONLINE STREAMING

 

Live & On Demand Video streaming on ITTF YouTube, and itTV, ITTF's Online Streaming Platform

HIGH NUMBERS OF

PLAYER PARTICIPATION

 

Bring new up and coming table tennis players from around the world to your city!