World Veteran Tour announced

James Morris addresses those present for the launch of the ITTF Veteran World Tour (Photo: Leon Libin) by Ian Marshall, Editor Immense growth, in the Swedish city of Gothenburg in 1982, approaching 400 players competed in the first ever World Veteran Championships. Now, for the current edition, which commenced in Las Vegas on Monday 18th June, the total is some 4,000 players, 300 tables in use. Interest high and soon ever higher; supported by the Monday Club and very much the initiative of Frank Ji, Special Adviser to Thomas Weikert, ITTF President, the ITTF World Veteran Tour will commence in 2019. Already the demand for organised tournaments for veteran players is on high; there are several on the calendar which are well established; rather