I would like to welcome you in the name of the Hungarian Table Tennis Association!
We are greatly honored by the opportunity to host a European Championship after more than 30 years (1982) in Hungary. I deeply believe that organizing a European Championship will bring new energy and enthusiasm to the Hungarian Table Tennis community and strengthen the new course of development which started a couple of years ago in Hungary. It also supports our initiatives to restore Hungarian table tennis to its former glory, not only in Europe but in the world as well. However, our ambition does not stop here because our ultimate goal is to use this European Championship to support the development of European table tennis and bring this wonderful sport closer to its fans and spectators all over Europe. We also hope to involve new spectators as well and to increase the table tennis communities all over Europe.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the trust and support of our international table tennis organizations (ETTU, ITTF) and our partners, supporters and the government to make this event a reality.
I hope it will bring as much joy and enjoyment to the dear visitors and spectators as the organizers put into it in energy, enthusiasm and dedication while organizing this event.
Roland Nátrán, President of the Hungarian Table Tennis Association