18 Jun 2020

ETTU looks forward to European Championships Munich 2022

Table Tennis has been added to the now-finalized sports programme of nine sports for the multi-sport 2022 European Championships in Munich.

The respective European Championships in Table Tennis plus Beach Volleyball, Canoe Sprint and Sport Climbing have joined those in Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon for the event that will take place Thursday 11th to Sunday 21st August 2022.

The Munich 2022 European Championships Table Tennis are set to feature around 240 male and female athletes competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in five medal events. Across the nine sports, 4,400 athletes from 50 countries are set to compete in a total of 158 medal events.

Ronald Kramer, President of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU), said, “From the first time we heard of the initiative and later, during and after the first European Championships in Glasgow and Berlin in 2018, we were captured by the philosophy and objectives of this undertaking.

‘’It perfectly matches ETTU’s ambition to put more focus and attention on our sport in Europe, the historic birthplace and most active continent in the table tennis world.

‘’Being part of the EC2022 gives table tennis a great platform to organise our European Championships in a multi-sports event, leading to better opportunities for promoting our sport in Europe.

‘’We are not just very excited about our participation, but also honoured to be part of this select group of sports, holding their 2022 European Championships in Munich, in a country with a great record in table tennis, in top level competitions, with large numbers of athletes and spectators.

‘’Germany's vast experience in organising world-level table tennis events will certainly contribute to the success of the event.

‘’There is still a lot to be done, but I am more than confident that ETTU will be able to live up to the high expectations.

‘’We are very much looking forward to actively taking part in the preparatory work and to show the best of our European sport at Munich in August 2022.”