NEW: Huntsville hosting national table tennis championship events in 2024

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Do you call it table tennis or ping pong? (“Day 8 Table Tennis (22 Aug 2010)” by Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0)

The city of Huntsville will host the World Table Tennis Youth Contender and the USA Table Tennis Nationals next summer. The events will take place at two different locations: Athletic Club Alabama and the Von Braun Center South Hall.

Read on to learn more about what’s coming and what it means for the city.

Two major events are coming to the Rocket City

Over 100 junior table tennis players from around the world will compete at the Athletic Club Alabama indoor complex in the World Table Tennis Youth Contender. Then, from July 3-7, the USA Table Tennis Nationals will happen in the South Hall at the Von Braun Center, where a new set of national champions will be crowned.

For the previous two years, the Nationals have been hosted at the Fort Worth Convention Center, each event bringing in over 800 participants.

Putting Huntsville on the map (of table tennis)

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The Von Braun Center will be home to these exciting events. (Hville Blast)

The events are expected to generate more than $2 million in economic impact for the city of Huntsville.

“We have been impressed with the venue and hospitality from the Huntsville community and look forward to bringing these two events to the city in 2024. This is a great opportunity for us to continue to grow our sport as well as give our Olympians a final tune-up before they head to France to compete in the Olympics.”

Virginia Sung, CEO, USA Table Tennis

These two weeks of table tennis events will help the sport’s expansion into the Southeast.

“We welcome all of the participants from around the world coming to Huntsville to compete and represent their country. We look forward to crowning a new set of national champions and providing them a memorable championship experience in our Downtown.”

Tommy Battle, Mayor, Huntsville, AL

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