Richest table tennis league coming to region |The Straits Times

Feng Tianwei
Singapore's top paddler Feng Tianwei, currently world No. 6, could possibly compete in the T2 Apac, which kicks off in Hong Kong in the second half of next year.PHOTO: REUTERS

The Asia-Pacific region will soon be home to the most lucrative professional table tennis league in the world, when the new T2 Asia-Pacific (T2 Apac) kicks off its inaugural season next year.

While the roster of players has yet to be finalised, the line-up of 24 is expected to feature some of the world’s best (12 men, 12 women) competing in men’s, women’s and mixed-team events.

Its prize purse of US$1.5 million (S$2.06 million) far surpasses any of the events on the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) professional circuit, with the World Tour Grand Finals the richest event at US$500,000.



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