• Mohammad Amin

Our next target is to deliver a successful Asian Championships: QTTA president

DOHA: After the successful completion of World Table Tennis (WTT) Middle East Hub, Qatar Table Tennis Association (QTTA) has now turned its attention on the 25th Asian Championships.


Qatar will host the biennial event in September this year.


The competition was last held here in 2000 under the able leadership of QTTA president Mr Khalil Ahmed Al Mohannadi, who has led QTTA since 1995.


“Our next target would be to host the Asian Championships. We hope to put up another good show,” Mr Khalil told www.tabletennis.qa.


The back-to-back WTT Contender and WTT Star Contender reaffirmed Qatar's position as a world-class host.


WTT Doha edition got over last Saturday after it was started with the WTT Contender qualifiers on February 28.


“We’ve successfully delivered the important WTT events. March 13 will go down in Qatar table tennis history as a special day,” said Mr Khalil, who is also on the WTT Board.


Doha once again showcased why they’re hailed as one of the top sports destinations in the world with a new era in table tennis and zero COVID-19 cases during the tournament.


“We are proud to host and complete the double events despite Covid19 challenges. Qatar showed what they are capable of,” added Mr Khalil, who is also the ITTF Deputy President and head of Arab Table Tennis Association.


The WTT was set up by the ITTF on August 2019, and formally announced in March last year.


“It was a big challenge to organise back-to-back events during the pandemic, but we're happy to deliver them in the most professional way," added Mr Khalil, who has been the brain behind the successful organisation of ITTF World Tour Qatar Open, which completed 25 years.


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