Viva Las Vegas veterans

Jörg Rosskopf on duty in Las Vegas (Photo: Christophe Neuville) by Susie Hughes Deputy Chair of Table Tennis England and the VETTS It is known as the entertainment capital of the world but from Monday 18th June, Las Vegas will turn into the planet's table tennis metropolis as more than 4,000 players descend on the Nevada desert city. Las Vegas will play host to the 19th World Veteran Championships, the biggest veteran sporting event in the world. Table tennis players aged from 40 to over 90 years old will take part in singles and doubles events for both men and women in 11 age categories, five year bands, for the prize of being crowned World Champion. All participants compete in group stages, with the first

Celebrated names in Las Vegas

Famous faces (left to right) Jörg Rosskopf, Erik Lindh, Stellan Bengtsson, Istvan Jonyer, Jörgen Persson (Photo: courtesy of Matt Hetherington) by Matt Hetherington, USA Table Tennis Media & Communications Director Tonight the 19th World Veteran Table Tennis Championships was officially declared open, by Hans Westling of the World Veteran Table Tennis Committee, after a night of entertainment and celebration. Indeed it was a taste of Vegas which was put on show, intertwined with special moments in table tennis history and the acknowledgement of the sport’s legends who had descended upon Las Vegas, USA, among approximately 4,000 competitors. Indeed among the first two days of practice the scale of this momumental event has already been realized, and tonight’s ceremony ignites a thrilling week of table