Table-Tennis (Ping-Pong) is the most popular sport in China. In other parts of the
world, ping-pong is also one of the fastest growing sports in the Chinese community.
Over the past decade, the flow of Chinese immigrants to the Greater Toronto Area
has increased the need for the higher levels of competitive table-tennis skills
and better facilities.
Ping-Pong is suitable for all ages. It is a sport that requires mind, vision and
physical co-ordination. This is a healthy sport that has been adopted by various
ethnic groups in Canada.
In 2005, a few table-tennis enthusiasts gathered together and decided to form a
ping-pong sport club. With the invaluable assistance of many volunteers, they pooled
their money and precious time to set up an association in order to meet the increasing
numbers of ping-pong players and the demand for an international standardized Table-Tennis
Center. As a result, the Canadian Chinese Table-Tennis Association (CCTTA) was founded
on Oct 1st 2006.
is a non-profit sport association. It welcomes people of all ages from various ethnic
groups to play ping-pong under one roof. The primary goals of CCTTA are to promote
social harmony and unity, to build friendship among ethnic groups, to strengthen
personal health and to raise the table-tennis sport to a higher recognizable level.
In less than four years, CCTTA has established a permanent home in the City of Markham.
There are 35 tournament tables in this well-lit 15,000 square feet wood-floored
standard Sport Center. A modern electrical retractable spectator stand was also
installed for international tournaments. The Sport Centre is open to the public
all year round.
CCTTA is fully supported by Canadian governments at various levels, the Chinese
Consulate in Toronto, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Toronto. CCTTA
is also recognized by the Canadian Table-Tennis Association and the Ontario Table-Tennis
Association. In addition, CCTTA receives support and sponsorship from various business
groups, organizations and individuals.
2006, CCTTA has registered over 600 members and received thousands of guests and
visitors. Regular weekly in-house competitions are designed to raise the skill level
among members. CCTTA did organize a series of provincial and national tournaments
in the past couple of years. The 2007 International Tournament “Hong Kong Cup” was
a tremendous accomplishment in Canadian Table-Tennis history. It celebrated the
Tenth Anniversary of Hong Kong SAR returning to the Chinese sovereignty. Teams from
China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Shantung provincial Nunun, China were invited to
participate in the first ever successful tournament held in Canadian soil.
The year 2009 marked the 60th anniversary of the founding of People Republic of
China. CCTTA has successfully achieved organizing a Sino-Canadian tournament in
September that drew attention and support from three levels of Canadian governments,
community and business leaders and thousands of ping-pong fans. CCTTA has gained
valuable experience organizing international tournaments that have raised Canadian
Table-Tennis players to be more competitive at international level.
In 2010, CCTTA continues to work hard to arrange more international Table-Tennis
Open. To celebrating the 40th anniversary of the official Sino-Canadian relationship,
CCTTA plans to invite Table-Tennis Teams from Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Canada and Guangdong
province, China, to compete in the “Sino-Canadian 40th Anniversary Cup”. We aim
at moving forward to promote table-tennis sport in Canada and more importantly,
to provide opportunities for young players to become the Star of Tomorrow.
乒兵球運動是一項既具高度技術的運動,但又是男, 女, 老,幼皆宜,腦,目,手,足並用,有益健康動作优美的運動,所以也是各族裔廣大民眾喜愛的運動。 〝加拿大華人乒乓球協會〞(簡稱〝加華乒協〞)
就是在乒乓球愛好者越來越多, 技術和場地的要求越 來越高的情況下, 於2006年10月1日由几位熱心者籌資 , 并在許多無私為公益的義工們的支持下,應運而生。
〝加華乒協〞是一個非牟利机構, 是一個不分族裔任 何愛好乒乓球運動的人都可以參加的團体; 其宗旨在 於促進社會的團結和諧, 增進各族裔之間的友誼, 增強 体質,
推廣乒乓球運動, 提高乒乓球的技術水平。 〝加華乒協〞現擁有自己的會館。會館面積有15,000平方尺, 可容納35張球檯, 設有超過500座席的電動觀 眾台,
有符合國際比賽的標準球檯, 地板,燈光和完善 的音響設備的每天全日開放的乒乓球場地。 〝加華乒協〞自成立以來, 得到了加拿大各級政府和 中國駐多倫多總領事館,
中國香港特別行政區政府香 港駐多倫多經貿處的大力支持, 加拿大乒總和安省乒 總的認可, 也得到了多倫多許多團体,商戶和個人的支 持和贊助。
三年多來,〝加華乒協〞現有會員600多人, 和遠道而 來打球的非會員無數。我會還經常組織各類比賽如每 週均舉辦會員之間的〝會內比賽〞, 相互砌磋球技, 也 曾多次舉辦對外的〝公開賽〞,
與北美各地的球友進 行交流, 特別是在2007年藉著慶祝〝香港回歸十週年 〞之際,舉辦了〝回歸杯〞國際乒乓球邀請賽, 邀請了 中國國家隊,香港隊, 加拿大國家隊,
美國隊, 澳門隊, 中國山東魯能隊參賽,這是加拿大乒乒球運動史上少有的盛典。在2009年為〝慶祝中華人民共和國成立60 週年〞, 我會第二次邀請中國國家隊來多倫多,同加拿
大國家隊進行〝國際友誼賽〞。兩次精彩的國際比賽讓多倫多的球迷大開眼界, 努力追趕國際乒乓球水平 的心情更加迫切, 有利於提高加拿大的乒乓球運動水 平。
2010年〝加華乒協〞將會舉辦更多〝多姿多彩〞的 公開賽, 並己計划再次舉辦〝慶祝中加建交40周年的 國際乒乓球邀賽〞, 將邀請日本國家隊,中國香港隊, 加拿大國家隊,中國廣東省隊一同參賽,
籍此進一步推 動加拿大的乒乓球運動, 為培養加拿大乒乓球項目〝 明日之星〞作出一份貢獻。