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China has greatly contributed to the growth of university table tennis, which is why it was included as an optional sport in the Summer Universiade in Beijing in 2001. The continuously increasing number of participants finally provided table tennis the opportunity to join the list of compulsory sports at the Universiade in Izmir in 2005.


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Rhine-Ruhr (GER)
16-27 Jul 2025
Chengdu (CHN)
28 Jul - 8 Aug 2023
Napoli (ITA)
3-14 Jul 2019
Taipei City (TPE)
19-30 Aug 2017
Gwangju (KOR)
3-14 Jul 2015
Kazan (RUS)
6-17 Jul 2013
Shenzhen (CHN)
12-23 Aug 2011
Belgrade (SRB)
1-12 Jul 2009
Bangkok (THA)
8-18 Aug 2007
Izmir (TUR)
11-22 Aug 2005
Daegu (KOR)
21-31 Aug 2003
Ekaterinburg (RUS)
Postponed (TBD)

Table Tennis

FISU Technical Committee Chairs


Cheong-Ki CHAN (HKG)

 International Federation

International Table Tennis Federation

History of Table Tennis in FISU

Table tennis is the youngest compulsory sport in the programme of the Summer Universiade but it has a long history within the FISU World University Championships. Since the Bucharest edition in 1971, table tennis quickly saw the domination of Asian countries. Although both Korea and Japan have distinguished themselves repeatedly during these tournaments, it is the Chinese who dominated this event the most consistently. In the very first year that China participated in the World University Table Tennis Championships in 1984 in Gdansk (POL), all titles were taken by China outplaying the other 20 participating countries. This supremacy, even if it slightly declined during the three subsequent championships, was once again confirmed in 1994 in Charleroi (BEL).


In fact, China has greatly contributed to the evolution of university table tennis, which is why it was included as an optional sport in the Summer Universiade in Fukuoka in 1995.


The continuously increasing number of participants, as well as a very high level of performance, finally provided table tennis the opportunity to join the list of compulsory sports at the Universiade in Izmir in 2005. In the last 35 years, table tennis showed excellent results and endorsed quality participation with almost 100 future World or Olympic competitors participating in the Universiades. Great efforts of the 2007 Organising Committee in Bangkok, as well as that of Belgrade and Shenzhen, have further strengthened this success and keep table tennis among the most spectacular events in the FISU Summer Universiade programme.


FISU Regulations

The table tennis competitions will be organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The programme and duration of the competitions are fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the competitions will last a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of eight (8) days and will include the following events:

I. Individual tournament

II. Team tournament

 Men’s event: single and double


 Women’s event: single and double


 Mixed: double



Each country is authorised to enter a maximum of ten (10) competitors as follows:


I. Individual tournament: men & women

  • Singles: 1 (one) to a maximum of five (5) players
  • Doubles: 1 (one) to 2 (two) pairs – in WD, MD and in Mixed Doubles a maximum of 2 (two) pairs.


II. Team tournament: men & women

  • Both: one (1) team with a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of five (5) players


Minimum Requirements for Table Tennis

The Organising Committee must provide, for exclusive use, a main competition hall including at least 16 tables of which must all have lighting according to ITTF Standards regarding the dimensions and surrounding approved by the Table Tennis CT and a minimum 12 tables for a special practice hall.


Competition Facilities

Type of Venue

Number of Venues

Changing room competitors

Changing room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

Competition Hall


Gender Segregated




Training Hall


Gender Segregated




  • A press and media centre is needed, equipped with working surfaces and electric supply to accommodate telephone and laptop computers in the competition hall and/or a special other room
  • Separate office accommodation for the FISU CT and tournament referee
  • On-site catering for officials and venue staff
  • VIP area
  • Meeting room for competitors
  • Separate changing rooms with showering facilities for competitors
  • Separate changing rooms for technical officials, referees, umpires, etc.


Previous Events

  • 2009 - 25th Summer Universiade – Belgrade (SRB)
  • 2007 - 24th Summer Universiade – Bangkok (THA)
  • 2006 - 16th WUC Table Tennis - Maribor (SLO)
  • 2005 - 23rd Summer Universiade – Izmir (TUR)
  • 2004 - 15th WUC Table Tennis - Györ (HUN)
  • 2002 - 14th WUC Table Tennis - Wroclaw (POL)
  • 2001 - 21st Summer Universiade – Beijing (CHN)
  • 2000 - 13th WUC Table Tennis - Shanghai (CHN)
  • 1998 - 12th WUC Table Tennis - Sofia (BUL)
  • 1996 - 11th WUC Table Tennis - Geelong (AUS)
  • 1994 - 10th WUC Table Tennis - Charleroi (BEL)
  • 1992 - 9th WUC Table Tennis - Lyon (FRA)
  • 1990 - 8th WUC Table Tennis - Szekszaard (HUN)
  • 1987 - 7th WUC Table Tennis - Sofia (BUL)
  • 1984 - 6th WUC Table Tennis - Gdansk (POL)
  • 1982 - 5th WUC Table Tennis - Fortaleza
  • 1980 - 4th WUC Table Tennis - Teeside (GBR)
  • 1976 - 3rd WUC Table Tennis - Haifa (ISR)
  • 1973 - 2nd WUC Table Tennis - Hannover (FRG)
  • 1971 - 1st WUC Table Tennis - Bucharest (ROU)