Held from Sunday, 15 January to Saturday, 21 January, the 2023 World Veterans Championships noticed 1,600 members from all around the world coming collectively to compete and benefit from the sport they love. Contributors had been thrilled to be again on the courtroom after such a protracted break and the extent of play was excessive.
The members had been happy with the addition of the Blended Doubles class, because it supplied them with extra alternatives to play, and allowed them to staff up with completely different companions and acquire new insights from one another. The camaraderie and sportsmanship on show all through the week was really heart-warming and served as a reminder that the occasion is not only concerning the competitors, but in addition concerning the connections and friendships that had been fashioned between the gamers.
The members had been handled to high quality services on the Oman Conference & Exhibition Centre all through the week, and on their time without work from the occasion, they had been in a position to expertise the Sultanate of Oman’s wealthy tradition and historical past, which added to the gamers’ and followers’ memorable expertise.
“I prolong my heartfelt gratitude to the Oman Desk Tennis Federation and the organising committee for his or her onerous work and dedication in bringing this occasion to fruition. The large potential for this occasion is obvious within the participation and enthusiasm of the athletes, and I sit up for seeing this potential proceed to develop within the coming years.” – Petra Sörling
To increase its presence on this class of occasions, the ITTF is rebranding the World Veterans Championships to the World Masters Championships. This modification is geared toward selling desk tennis as a sport that may be loved by individuals of all ages, and likewise as a way to keep up a wholesome life-style and keep energetic at any age. This rebranding is an integral a part of the ITTF’s broader technique to make desk tennis extra accessible and interesting to individuals of all ages.
With the occasion wrapped up in Muscat, the main focus shifts to Rome 2024. The organisers have introduced that the occasion can be carried out in July on the Rome Exhibition Middle.. Entries are set to open quickly. These wanting ahead to the occasion can register their interest here.
“We’re very excited to be the following host of those Championships. We now have realized loads in Muscat and sit up for delivering a improbable occasion for the gamers. Our purpose is to strengthen the game within the nation whereas showcasing the fantastic thing about town and we purpose to interrupt all information and provides everybody an occasion that may stay of their reminiscence for a very long time.” – Renato Di Napoli, President of the Italian Desk Tennis Federation
With extra gamers and extra actions deliberate, Rome 2024 guarantees to be even greater and higher. With the success of the match in Oman, the way forward for Masters’ sports activities seems brilliant.