ITTF Launches Inaugural STIGA Trick Shot Showdown

Lausanne, Sept 10, 2013: The ITTF is excited to launch the first ever STIGA Trick Shot Showdown, which will determine who has the world’s best table tennis trick shot.

Table tennis fans are invited to send in their best, most creative and outrageous table tennis trick shot to, with the grand prize being return flights and 7 nights’ accommodation for 2 people to the GAC Group 2013 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Dubai.

“STIGA is very proud to be the official partner for the new and very exciting event: STIGA 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown”, said STIGA’s President and CEO Mats Bandstigen. “We are really looking forward to this event that will show just how incredible and wonderful our sport is.”

All the videos from the STIGA 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown will be put on ITTF’s YouTube and Youku channels, with the views on these platforms and polls from ITTF’s Facebook page making up an important part of the criteria to determine the winner.

ITTF Marketing Director Steve Dainton stated: “In our increasing drive to leverage the social media platforms, the STIGA 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown is a fantastic way to do so.

Having a famous table tennis brand like STIGA share our vision and try to connect greater with the ever growing social media community is wonderful news; we hope you are looking forward to the STIGA 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown as we are.”

The deadline for submitting your table tennis trick shot is 25 October 2013 at 0900 GMT, so get out your video camera, racket and ball, and let’s make table tennis go VIRAL!

For more information on the STIGA 2013 ITTF Trick Shot Showdown, please visit

About International Table Tennis Federation

The International Table Tennis Federation is responsible for the global sport of table tennis and has 218 affiliated National Associations. Table Tennis is an Olympic Sport, introduced at the 1988 Seoul Olympics Games. Table Tennis is also a Paralympic Sport.

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STIGA Sports AB, a global company with partners in over 100 countries, has been a world leader in the sport of table tennis for over 60 years. For more than half a century STIGA blades have been world renowned as the best. During this time, STIGA has continued to reinforce its position as the innovative leader in table tennis blade production. Find out more about STIGA at

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