Every year since the launch of the Hopes Program in 2009 talented Players and their Coaches are gathering all around the World, united through the symbol of the Hopes.

The 2017 World Hopes Week & Challenge is organised for the very first time at the National Sports Institute, in Luxembourg. Athletes from 22 Nations are taking part, 16 boys and 16 girls born in 2005 and 2006.

The top four girls and boys, based on global reach and universality, will be selected for the Hopes Team at the yearly ITTF World Cadet Challenge.

The seven day event features an official training camp and an internal tournament, the 2017 ITTF World Hopes Challenge.

The World Hopes Challenge will take place on the 17th August 2017.

Follow along all the action at the ITTF Education website and facebook page up to 18 August.

Learn about the World Hopes Challenge seeding list here