JOOLA is excited to kick off its 70th anniversary with the announcement of a new tournament in 2022. The first annual JOOLA Global Championships will be held September 1st through September 4th of next year at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
North American Table Tennis (NATT), which has run JOOLA’s North American Teams Championships in Washington, DC for over 20 years, as well as the U.S. Open and U.S. Nationals in the past, will be running the new four-day tournament.
JOOLA Global Championships is expected to attract more than a thousand entrants from around the world and will feature over sixty Singles and Doubles events. Players can enter in up to eight tournament events. More than bragging rights will be up for grabs as the tournament will be handing out one-hundred thousand dollars in prize money.
In partnership with the American Youth Table Tennis Organization (AYTTO) and the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA), there will be special age events for elementary through high school students, as well as collegiate U22 events.
The expansive tournament hall will boast more than one-hundred and fifty ITTF-approved JOOLA competition tables. Outside of the tournament hall, the Gaylord Palms Resort welcomes guests to a luxury experience. With its own water park and an exciting lineup of family-friendly activities and entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Players are encouraged to bring along friends and family members to enjoy everything that Orlando has to offer. From theme parks and water parks to award-winning restaurants and designer outlet stores, Orlando is guaranteed to have something for everyone.
The regular entry fee for JOOLA Global Championships is $499, but several tiers of limited early bird deals are available. $399 club pricing is also available to members of JOOLA-sponsored table tennis clubs. This is a tournament you won’t want to miss out on.