International Table Tennis Federation

The ITTF was founded in 1926 by William Henry Lawes of Wymondham, joined by nine founding members Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Sweden and Wales.

International Table Tennis Federation

The ITTF was founded in 1926 by William Henry Lawes of Wymondham, joined by nine founding members Austria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, India, Sweden and Wales.

As the governing body for all international table tennis associations, The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is responsible for organizing numerous international competitions, including the World Table Tennis Championships which has been held since 1926. The ITTF’s main goals consists of overseeing rules and regulations, and seeking technological improvements for the sport of table tennis. The ITTF instituted several rule changes in the past, such as adjusting the ball’s size to make the sport more enjoyable via television for audiences.

ITTF Membership

The ITTF’s head office is in Lausanne, Switzerland. The previous president of the ITTF was Adham Sharara from Canada; and the current president is Thomas Weikert from Germany, who has represented the federation since 2014.

ITTF Structure

All associations of the ITTF attend annual general meeting (AGM), discussing agendas on changes to the constitution, laws of table tennis, applications for membership, etc. Decisions, and most executive members are both finalised through votes. The elected president, 8 executive vice-presidents, and 32 or less continental representatives all serve on a four-year term. The executive committee (consisting the president, executive vice-presidents, and the chairman of the athletes’ commission), continental representatives, and presidents of the six continental federations or their appointees make up the board of directors. The Board’s role is to manage the work of the ITTF between AGMs. Committees, commissions, working panels work under the ITTF or under the Board of directors.

ITTF World Ranking

Ranking Previous Name Assoc. Ranking Pts.
1 1 MA Long CHN 3427
2 2 FAN Zhendong CHN 3309
3 3 XU Xin CHN 3072
4  5 OVTCHAROV Dimitrij GER 2965
5 4 ZHANG Jike CHN 2893
6 8 BOLL Timo GER 2793
7 6 MIZUTANI Jun JPN 2790
8 7 WONG Chun Ting HKG 2783
9 9 NIWA Koki JPN 2779
10 11 FANG Bo CHN 2645
Ranking Previous Name Assoc. Ranking Pts.
1 1 DING Ning CHN 3456
2 3 ZHU Yuling CHN 3264
3 2 LIU Shiwen CHN 3241
4 5 CHEN Meng CHN 3231
5 7 HIRANO Miu JPN 3142
6 4 FENG Tianwei SGP 3098
7 6 ISHIKAWA Kasumi JPN 3090
8 8 CHENG I-Ching TPE 3020
9 9 HAN Ying ^ GER 3011
10 SUN Yingsha CHN 2999
Ranking Team Name Ranking Pts.
1 China 230
2 Germany 226
3 Japan 226
4 Korea Republic 226
5 France 220
6 Hong Kong 220
7 Sweden 218
8 Portugal 218
9 Austria 214
10 Chinese Taipei 212
Ranking Team Name Ranking Pts.
1 China 204
2 Japan 202
3 Singapore 200
4 Korea Republic 198
5 Hong Kong 196
6 Chinese Taipei 192
7 Romania 192
8 Germany 192
9 Korea DPR 188
10 Austria 186

View comprehensive World Ranking data click on ITTF official website.