Join the Show.Us.Table Tennis. In Düsseldorf.

New concept. More fans. Big party.

All members of the ITTF Family are welcome to Germany! In 2023, once again Düsseldorf could be the home of table tennis. We would like to invite the table tennis family to come back to Düsseldorf for a whole new event. It is the same city as for the 2017 WTTC, but a new venue and a new event format. We would like to make the 2023 World Championships Finals a unique experience for each participant! The DTTB will create a special competition hall for a longer period of time to ensure international TV coverage of as many matches as possible.

All matches will be played in only one competition hall with a maximum of four tables. There will be the same top playing conditions on all courts in a modern arena – for the reigning World Champions as well as the number 128 on the list of participants. Every single player will get to play in front of thousands of spectators on site and of millions on international TV and it-TV. All athletes will get to be placed center stage and enjoy a fantastic atmosphere. The location around the venue will be a huge festival area.

Join the Show.Us.Table Tennis. In Düsseldorf.

New concept. More fans. Big party.

All members of the ITTF Family are welcome to Germany! In 2023, once again Düsseldorf could be the home of table tennis. We would like to invite the table tennis family to come back to Düsseldorf for a whole new event. It is the same city as for the 2017 WTTC, but a new venue and a new event format. We would like to make the 2023 World Championships Finals a unique experience for each participant! The DTTB will create a special competition hall for a longer period of time to ensure international TV coverage of as many matches as possible.

All matches will be played in only one competition hall with a maximum of four tables. There will be the same top playing conditions on all courts in a modern arena – for the reigning World Champions as well as the number 128 on the list of participants. Every single player will get to play in front of thousands of spectators on site and of millions on international TV and it-TV. All athletes will get to be placed center stage and enjoy a fantastic atmosphere. The location around the venue will be a huge festival area.

ISS DOME

Venue

New concept. More fans. Big party.

The ISS DOME Düsseldorf is a multi-use indoor arena which was opened in 2006. The arena has a maximum capacity of approximately 14,000 spectators and is the home venue of the ice hockey club Düsseldorfer EG, playing in the 1st league. The table tennis family already knows the arena because the 2014 Men’s World Cup took place there and will be back this October. 

The ISS DOME shall be used as the playing hall with a maximum of 4 tables. For the practice hall and catering area for participants we will use several mobile halls which are built directly aside.

“With our huge love for table tennis, our experience in organising big events and the huge fan base we know we could make these World Championships a great success.”

JÖRG ROßKOPF

„During the 2012 and 2017 World Championships I personally experienced how this tournament in my home country excited the table tennis fans. Germany showcased itself as a good organiser and a welcoming country. I’m sure that the 2023 World Championships Finals will enthral people all over the world. I will do my very best to help make it happen.“

DIMITRIJ OVTCHAROV

“I think Germany would do a fantastic job. They are always so organized and so accommodating to all the players. I remember hosted in 2017 in Düsseldorf. This is one of my favorite World Championships because it is really amazing to see all the fans here in Germany, people coming here to watch table tennis. It is really a professional and electric atmosphere. I think it would be awesome.”

LILY ZHANG

„Personally I would prefer Germany. I live in Germany and I think Germany is amazing at organizing tournaments. I’ve been to many tournaments in Germany, the World Cup, World Championships, German Open many times and all the time the organization is great, the playing conditions are great. I think it’s a great option to be in Germany.”

KANAK JHA

„Our goal is for all participants to play in the same hall from day one – whether Ma Long or a qualifier.“

MICHAEL GEIGER, President DTTB

“I like Germany very much. The viewers in Germany are the best. They give me a lot of energy so that I can play very well.”

MIMA ITO

Why Germany?

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  • Experience: We regularly host top international events (e.g. World Cup, German Open, World Championships, international matches).
  • Reliability: The German Table Tennis Association has been a reliable partner of the International Table Tennis Federation for many years. We keep what we promise!
  • Fan base: More than 500,000 people play table tennis in clubs in Germany – as a hobby there are even about two million. Table tennis is a popular sport in this country and TT events are always well attended.
  • Sustainability: Top events in Germany promote the growth of table tennis lastingly. Regional associations and clubs make use of World Championships to gain new members and to motivate their players. In table tennis, enthusiastic volunteers from all over Germany and neighbouring countries help with the organization of the tournament and carry on their enthusiasm to their regions and clubs.
  • Solidarity: DTTB has been supporting development projects in table tenni for many years.
  • Safety: Germany is a safe country, the crime rate is very low and the political system is stable.
  • Central location: Düsseldorf is located in the heart of Europe and can easily be reached via the plane, train or car.
  • Visa: Thanks to our cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and if the application is done in due time, we can guarantee a visa to all WTTC delegations. This has well worked for the 2017 and 2012 WTTC.
  • Marketing: Europe is the biggest market for table tennis after Asia.
  • Media attention: Whether on TV, on the radio, internet or in the newspapers: World Championships even attract more media attention to our sports. The excitement is noticeable beyond the host cit and for months after the event.
  • Support: Like for the 2017 WTTC, we will strive again for another great co-operation with „Engagement Global“, the leading German agency for development engagement, both nationally and internationally, to spread the enthusiasm for our sport as widely as possible.

Event History

World Championships 1930 in Berlin, 1959 in Dortmund, 1969 in München, 1989 in Dortmund, 2006 in Bremen, 2012 in Dortmund, 2017 in Düsseldorf

European Championships 1962 in Berlin, 1978 in Duisburg, 1992 in Stuttgart, 2000 in Bremen und 2009 in Stuttgart

Men’s World Cup 2014, 2016, 2020, Team World Cup 2007 and 2011, yearly German Open since 1999

Düsseldorf: FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2002 and 2011, Grand Départ Tour de France 2017 (Cycling), European Championships Triathlon 2017 and Fencing 2019, to come: Invictus Games 2022, annual events: Athletics Meeting, Judo Grand Prix, Marathon, Triathlon

Why Düsseldorf?

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  • Top playing conditions: All players and matches in one hall.
  • Atmosphere: The event venue is even better than the one for the 2017 Individual WTTC.
  • Major Attraction: Many spectators from the first day on.
  • Distances: Short distances, equally from the airport, hotel and venue.
  • Arrival: International city with an airport, with one of the biggest transport hubs of German Railways, an excellent highway connection, and a port as well.
  • Partners: Excellent cooperation with the City of Düsseldorf and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Regional and local support: The State of North Rhine-Westphalia supports sports projects within the state. The region is a potential candidate for the 2032 Olympica Summer Games.
  • Düsseldorf – Home of table tennis: Düsseldorf is the table tennis capital of Germany with the German Table Tennis Center as federal base, boarding school and main training center for Germany’s top athletes with and without handicap. In the same place Timo Boll and his clubmates from Borussia Düsseldorf, table tennis record champion in Germany, train and compete.

Impressions

Short distances

Impressions of the city of Düsseldorf and sports

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At the heart of Europe

Düsseldorf is centrally located in the heart of Europe, in the West of Germany, the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.

Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, with 18 million inhabitants the most densely populated state in Germany. 30 of the 81 largest cities in Germany are located in this highly urbanized area.

Vibrant city

Famous for fashion, art and sports. The city’s history goes back to the 12th century. The historical center stretches on the east shore of the river Rhine, on the west shore there are modern business and commercial districts. There are numerous exclusive fashion stores on Königsallee and Schadowstraße.

International

By now, the Japanese community in Düsseldorf is the biggest one not only in Germany, but even the third-largest in Europe after London and Paris. The number of inhabitants with Chinese roots is constantly growing. The proportation of foreign inhabitants in Düsseldorf is 20 percent. Approximately 200 destinations worldwide are served from the international airport.

Home of table tennis

Düsseldorf is the table tennis capital of Germany. Europe’s most successful table tennis club Borussia Düsseldorf is based here. In the past years not only big events like World Championships took place here but also leisure sports events like „Sing Pong“ or the international tournament „Kids Open“. The German Table Tennis Center is also the home of the national team.

Home of sports

Düsseldorf is a sports-crazy city. With Fortuna Düsseldorf in football and DEG in ice hockey, it is home to two first division clubs next to table tennis. Major events such as the Tour de France, the Judo Grand Prix or the European Triathlon Championship have already taken place in Düsseldorf. The Düsseldorf Marathon attracts thousands of people to the streets of the metropolis every year.

Hope to seeing you in Düsseldorf

HELP US MAKE IT AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT IN 2023

DTTB would be pleased to host the 2023 World Table Tennis Championships Finals and, partnering the City of Düsseldorf and the ISS DOME, welcome the best table tennis players in the world. We want to make the event an unforgettable festival in the history of table tennis. Please vote for the DTTB and Düsseldorf at the AGM on 23 March. Join the show. In Düsseldorf in 2023.

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e-mail: 2023-join-the-show@tischtennis.de