Matchroom Multi Sport is delighted to announce The World Championship of Ping Pong will return to Alexandra Palace, London, January 27-28, 2018, with tickets on sale from 9am on Wednesday, January 30 at

The game that fell out of favour with the advent of super-spin inducing rubber bats years ago is returning to the mainstream thanks to a potent mixture of speed, power and old-fashioned skill courtesy of the technology-free sandpaper bats.

Now into its sixth year at the iconic Alexandra Palace, London, the World Championship is a throwback to the early days of table tennis and is catapulting ping pong into the big league and onto the international television stage.

The action is fast and furious, with the emphasis on speed, skill and shot-making – only the very best will see it through the Sunday night’s closing stages.

Yan Weihao of China defeated Germany’s Alexander Flemming to become the first Asian to win the title earlier this year, wrestling control of the cup from England’s Andrew Baggaley who had won in 2015 and 2016. Russia’s Maxim Shmyrev has won the tournament a record three times, claiming in inaugural crown in Las Vegas in 2011 before twice defending his title.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The World Championship of Ping Pong has made Ally Pally its home and we are thrilled to once again take this fantastic, energetic event back to one of London’s most iconic venues.

“The World Championship of Ping Pong is all action and the loyal supporters of the event help generate a great, family atmosphere with representation from around the globe. If you haven’t been yet, make sure 2018 is the year you book your tickets because these are the hottest tickets in town.”

Tickets start at £16.50 per adult, with day and season tickets available. Early bookers are rewarded with up to 33% off all tickets when bought before September 30, pricing adult tickets at as little as £11 and concessions at £7.50

A Kids Go Free offer allows up to four free child tickets when bought with two adult season tickets, priced at £110 or just £75 on the early bird offer until September 30. Tickets will be available at or by calling 0844 581 0888.

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