Fort Worth to host US National Table Tennis Championships
Fort Worth will host the U.S. National Table Tennis Championships in July, USA Table Tennis and the Fort Worth Sports Commission announced Thursday.
The event is scheduled for July 2-7 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The event had previously taken place in Las Vegas, but USA Table Tennis board member Dan Reynolds said bringing the championship to Fort Worth was a great opportunity to promote the sport in a city. with a strong table tennis community.
North America’s best players will come to Fort Worth, Reynolds said. There will be 90 events for players at all levels of the sport.
Fort Worth hosted the US Open Championship in 2019.
Jasna Rather, head coach of the multi-championship winning Texas Weslayan table tennis team, was a huge advocate for American table tennis to host their national championship in Fort Worth.
“She’s done so much for table tennis and she’s still pushing Fort Worth, so she’s the one there,” Reynolds said.
More than 1,200 competitors from all levels of the sport are expected to attend the event, said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth at the organization’s annual breakfast.
“Word to the athletic community that Fort Worth is a great place to host an event,” said Fort Worth Athletic Commission Director Jason Sands.
This story was originally published February 17, 2022 3:56 p.m.