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

New concept. More fans. Big fun.

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 provide a special competition hall for a longer period of time to ensure international TV coverage of all the matches of the event.

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 fun.

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

A spectacular venue

New concept. More fans. Big fun.

The multi-purpose indoor arena ISS DOME Düsseldorf opened in 2006. The venue has a capacity of approximately 10,000 spectators and is home to the German top-tier ice hockey club Düsseldorfer EG. The table tennis family already knows the arena because the 2014 Men’s World Cup took place there.

The ISS DOME is going to be the focal point for all matches with a maximum of four tables. Several temporary halls will also be erected. They’ll be used for practice and as a catering area for athletes. All functional areas can be reached within just a couple of minutes.

Not only for the field of play but also for everyone else the ISS DOME offers ideal conditions: for sponsors, fans, media representatives and for all other stakeholders. The VIP area consists of a huge Business Club (up to 1,000 sqm), 32 single suites and three double suites allowing you to congenially combine business and entertainment for up to 700 guests. The suites at the ISS DOME are fully furnished hospitality spaces for 12 to 20 people which can be individually combined. All guests can enjoy the stylish atmosphere and the best view of the event.

The venue is handicapped accessible: people with disabilities or limited mobility have an appropriate and considerate infrastructure at their disposal.

 

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

LILY ZHANG, USA

“Germany has a long tradition in hosting events and I think they always make good ones happen, World Championships as well as other tournaments.”

DARKO JORGIC, Slovenia

“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.”

TIMO BOLL, Germany

“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, Japan

“I think Germany is amazing at organising 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 Germany is a great choice.”

KANAK JHA, USA

“The Germans organise every tournament quite well. All their World Tour tournaments are nice. So for me it’s the best place.”

POLINA MIKHAILOVA, Russia

“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 excite people all over the world. I will do my very best to help make it happen.”

DIMITRIJ OVTCHAROV, Germany

Why Germany?

New concept. More fans. Big fun.
  • Experience: The German Table Tennis Association (DTTB) regularly hosts top international table tennis events such as the (Team) World Cup, the annual German Open, seven World Championships, five European Championships and various international matches.
  • Reliable: The DTTB has been a reliable partner of the ITTF for many years and keeps its promises.
  • Visas: The DTTB cooperates closely with the Federal Foreign Office to issue visas for all WTTC delegations quickly if the application is submitted in good time. This worked very well for the 2017 and 2012 WTTCs.
  • Fans: Table tennis is popular in Germany and events are always well attended. More than 500,000 people actively play in German table tennis clubs, rising to about 2 million who play as a hobby. The fans are looking forward to watch world-class table tennis athletes in action.
  • Solidarity: The DTTB supports numerous international table tennis development projects.
  • Sustainable: Germany promotes the sustainable growth of table tennis worldwide. German clubs and those from neighbouring countries use World Championships to recruit new members and to motivate their players. Enthusiastic volunteers from all over Germany and around the globe carry their love of the sport back to their countries and clubs.
  • Safety: Germany is generally safe with a low crime rate.
  • Location: Düsseldorf is centrally located in Europe, in Germany’s most densely populated federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It’s easily reached by plane, train or car. The airport serves around 200 global destinations.
  • Economy: Europe is a large, economically strong market for table tennis and its associated industry.
  • Media attention: Whether on TV, on the radio, live stream or in print – World Championships attract media attention to our sport beyond the host city and for months after the event has ended.

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 2010 in Magdeburg, 2014 in Düsseldorf, 2016 in Saarbrücken, Team World Cup 2007 and 2011 in Magdeburg, 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 2023, annual events: Athletics Meeting, Judo Grand Prix, Marathon, Triathlon

Why Düsseldorf?

New concept. More fans. Big fun.
  • New playing conditions: All matches take place on four tables in just one hall.
  • Atmosphere: It’s going to be even better than for the 2017 Individual WTTC with many spectators from day one.
  • Presentation: The spacious venue is the perfect stage for table tennis and its athletes, showcasing the new ITTF format on a professional platform.
  • The 10-minutes-city: From the airport it is just a short way to the hotel, the city centre and the arena. You can reach almost every place in the city within ten minutes.
  • Arrival: Düsseldorf is an international transport hub for air and train travel, offers exceptional highway connections and even a port as well. Approximately 200 destinations world-wide are served by the international airport.
  • Hotel concept: In Düsseldorf and the surrounding area there are over 240 hotels with a capacity of around 30,000 beds. The hotel concept of the 2023 Worlds consists of hotels of the four- and five-star category.
  • Partners: The DTTB enjoys close ties and cooperation with the City of Düsseldorf and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The region is a potential candidate for the 2032 Summer Olympics. Staging the 2023 World Table Tennis Championships would be another important element in emphasising Düsseldorf‘s suitability for hosting top-class international sport events.
  • High standard of living: In 2019, Düsseldorf ranked sixth in the 21st annual Cost of Living survey conducted by the consulting firm Mercer. The global study assesses the quality of life in 231 major global cities.
  • Home of German table tennis: Düsseldorf is Germany’s table tennis capital and home to the German Table Tennis Centre, boarding school. It’s also the main training centre for Germany’s top able-bodied and para-athletes. Europe’s most successful table tennis club Borussia Düsseldorf is based here, too.

Impressions WTTC 2017

Short distances

Impressions of the city of Düsseldorf and sports

New concept. More fans. Big fun.

In the heart of Europe

Düsseldorf is located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region and is the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia – with 18 million inhabitants the most densely populated state in Germany. 30 of the 81 largest German cities in Germany are located in this highly urbanized area. An ideal location to guarantee lots of spectators for the tournament.

Vibrant city

The city’s history dates back to the 12th century. The historic centre stretches along the eastern bank of the river Rhine, with the modern business and commercial districts opposite. There are numerous exclusive fashion stores and galleries on the Königsallee and Schadowstraße.

Range of cultures

Around 20 per cent of Düsseldorf’s residents have international roots. Its Japanese community is the largest in Germany and third largest in Europe after London and Paris. The Chinese diaspora also constantly increases in the city. Other big population groups are from Turkey, Greece and Poland. People from 180 different countries live in here.

Crazy about table tennis

Apart from Bundesliga and Champions League matches, Borussia Düsseldorf also hosts leisure sports events like „Sing Pong“ or the international tournament „Kids Open“. Did you know that the club holds the world record in table tennis merry-go-round?

Sports mad

Düsseldorf is sport. Apart from table tennis, it’s home to top-tier ice hockey club Düsseldorfer EG as well as of Fortuna Düsseldorf in league two in football. Düsseldorf hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de France, the Judo Grand Prix and the European Triathlon Championship. The Düsseldorf Marathon attracts thousands of runners and spectators 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. Join the show. In Düsseldorf in 2023.

For more information at a glance you can download our application booklet here.

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