• Home
  • News
  • Table Tennis stars to hit the Gold Coast

Table Tennis stars to hit the Gold Coast

9 June 2017

TABLE TENNIS: The biggest table tennis event to be held in Australia since the Sydney Olympics will be held on the Gold Coast next month.

The 2017 Australian Open has been added to the prestigious ITTF World Tour, offering record prize money for an event on Australian soil, and with most of the world's best players already confirmed to be attending.

Chinese Olympic silver medallist, Zhang Jike, and Japanese Olympic bronze medallist, Jun Mizutani, will line up against Australia's best including five-time Olympian Jian Fang Lay and four-time Olympian Miao Miao.

"This is an enormous boost for the sport of table tennis in Australia," Table Tennis Australia CEO, Peter Marriott, said.

"Being a part of the official ITTF World Tour guarantees the very best athletes will be coming to the Gold Coast.

"And with the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast only ten months away, it will be a wonderful opportunity for table tennis fans to get an early taste of the very top level of our sport."

The 2017 ITTF Seamaster Australian Open will run from July 2 through to July 7.

The event will attract more than 150 participants from around 30 countries to the Gold Coast, and a global television audience of more than 80 million.

The competition venue will be the newly constructed Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre which is located in the sporting precinct for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

You can secure your tickets to the event here>>>

Ross Solly
Table Tennis Australia

Related News

New Aussie crew wins K4 World Cup silver

New Aussie crew wins K4 World Cup silver

21 May 2018

The Australian women’s K4 500 canoe sprint team has shocked even themselves with a stunning silver medal at the ICF World Cup in Szeged, Hungary.

Steph Gilmore wins Oi Rio Women's Pro

Steph Gilmore wins Oi Rio Women's Pro

18 May 2018

Stephanie Gilmore has won the Oi Rio Women’s Pro, Stop No. 4 on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT), after a massive day of competition in four-to-five foot (1.2 - 1.5 metre) surf at Itaúna Beach in Saquarema.

Biggest Sport Climbing turnout spurs sport to new heights

Biggest Sport Climbing turnout spurs sport to new heights

17 May 2018

Around 250 athletes aged nine to 19 converged at the Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym last weekend in what was the country’s largest National Youth Sport Climbing Championships.

Related Sports

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Related Olympians

Miao Miao
Miao Miao

Miao Miao

Jian Fang Lay