About Championships

LIEBHERR 2015 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships will be held in Ekaterinburg from September 25 th to October 4 th , 2015 in the International Exhibition Center “Ekaterinburg-EXPO”. Such a large-scale international sports table tennis event will be held in Sverdlovsk Region and Ekaterinburg for the first time. In September 2015 Ekaterinburg will host participants and table tennis fans from more than 50 European states. More than 800 participants and their representatives will come to the IEC “ Ekaterinburg-EXPO ” to find the best European tennis players. The matches will be judged by 130 international referees and umpires.

In the contemporary history of Russia there were only one Team and Individual Table Tennis European Championships. In 2008 Saint-Petersburg became the venue for this international sport forum. The Russian men’s team finished in 6 th place, and the women’s team was the 13 th . The most successful year for Russian national teams was 2013 – men and women won the bronze medals in the team competition. 1994 was a triumphant year for the women’s team – Russian tennis players captured the gold medals in the team competition of the European Championships held in the city of Birmingham, England. In 2014 in Portugal Russian men’s team finished in the top five, while women’s team was the closest to the top ten in the team competition. Looking back at the past and  considering both Russian and Soviet teams’ performance, one may understand why Russian table tennis fans are expecting good results at the European level from their national team. The legacy is rich – it is gold, silver and bronze medals in team and individual competitions.

2015 Team and Individual European Championships will undoubtedly become the major event in Russian table tennis this year.