Saudi Smash 2024 to kick off with star-studded Draw Ceremony in Jeddah

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Join the excitement live as the world’s table tennis elites are drawn into battle at the Saudi Smash 2024 Draw Ceremony

World Table Tennis (WTT) today unveiled details for the Draw Ceremony of Saudi Smash 2024. Scheduled for Thursday, 2 May at 5.00 PM (Arabian Standard Time, GMT +3) at the Infinity ∞ Arena, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, the ceremony signals the beginning of a thrilling week of fierce table tennis competition, running from 4 to 11 May as part of the world-renowned WTT Grand Smash series. Fans around the globe can tune in as the Draw Ceremony will be streamed live on WTT’s YouTube Channel.

The Draw Ceremony will feature table tennis luminaries such as reigning World No.1’s Wang Chuqin (CHN) and Sun Yingsha (CHN), the formidable Bruna Takahashi (BRA), and powerhouse Omar Assar (EGY). These athletes are gearing up to compete in a tournament featuring 64-player singles and 24-pair doubles main draws, vying for ranking points and a share of USD 2,000,000, the most substantial prize pool in the history of officially sanctioned table tennis events.

Fans can expect a week where top talents like Felix Lebrun (FRA), Shin Yubin (KOR), Hana Goda (EGY), and Dang Qiu (GER), showcase their skills in hopes of securing their legacy in the annals of table tennis history. Excitement is guaranteed with each match offering a display of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship. Champions of the Men’s and Women’s Singles will claim USD 65,000 and earn 2,000 ITTF Table Tennis World Rankings Points.

Stay tuned for an epic saga of speed, spin, and strategy at Saudi Smash 2024. For updates and more information, visit SaudiSmash.com, or follow @WTT and @SaudiSmash on social media.

About the WTT Series 
The WTT Series is the Professional Series of Table Tennis. Our events combine sport and entertainment, offering a global calendar with the best players in the world and giving fans an engaging innovative 360 experience all year. Across Grand Smashes, Champions and Contender Series events our stars inspire future generations of players as they battle it out to qualify for the season-ending WTT Finals and to be crowned the year-end World Number 1. Visit worldtabletennis.com for the latest news, videos and info.

About World Table Tennis 
World Table Tennis (WTT) is the commercial and events platform of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Group. WTT’s mission is to transform the global table tennis landscape by revolutionising the sport’s experience and delivery by combining sport and entertainment, engaging fans through innovation across a global calendar of events for all, to inspire future generations of table tennis of players and fans. Visit worldtabletennis.com for more information.

About the Saudi Table Tennis Federation
The Saudi Table Tennis Federation is the national governing body for the sport dedicated to developing and promoting table tennis throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In line with the Kingdom’s transformative 2030 vision, the Saudi table tennis federation aims to increase participation in table tennis amongst Saudis, develop grassroot to high-performance pathways and pave the way for Saudi talent to succeed on the global table tennis stage.

Credit: WTT

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