Hall of FameEuropean Table Tennis Hall of Fame
It is a special pleasure and honour for me as ETTU President to be the first to inform you about the forthcoming opening of the European Table Tennis Hall of Fame. I know it was the intention of the past years’ too and I feel quite fortunate it will come true during my Presidency.
The project has been started with careful consideration; first of all we have set up an Awards Panel that consists of great table tennis personalities coming from different parts of our continent and having memorable past in table tennis as a player, coach or official.
This Panel has already started its work and the first Hall of Fame members will be announced in Yekaterinburg during the LIEBHERR 2015 European Championships. Our intention is to launch a special website for this project including biographies and stories of the awarded members and perhaps also to run exibitions during our main events.
The great champions of Europe do deserve their Hall of Fame – Enjoy visiting it very soon!
Ronald KRAMER, ETTU President
Table tennis in Europe has a long tradition. In the beginning, it was only a social game, but later it grew into a competitive sport and subsequently developed into an Olympic event. On that journey, many great champions, table tennis legends, were from Europe. It is our wish to keep the memory of these table tennis legends alive through the establishment of Europe’s table tennis Hall of Fame, and to tell their sport and life stories, so that they are remembered by new generations. The first members of the European Table Tennis Hall of Fame are the greatest European champions from all generations, with the exception of players who are still active. The first one will be most definitely not an
exhaustive list. There are even more great athletes who must not be forgotten, and there are also players who are yet to earn their place in the Hall of Fame. A sport with such a rich tradition and with so much success deserves its Hall of Fame.
Prof. Radivoj HUDETZ, Chair of ETTHoF