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Got paddle? Local table tennis phenom Alina Wang shows her ping pong skills

Houston is hosting the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships, the first time this renowned sporting event is hosted in the Americas. Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County–Houston Sports Authority, stopped by Houston Life to explain why you don’t want to miss this historic event.

HOUSTON – Houston is hosting the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships at the George R. Brown Convention center, the first time this renowned sporting event is hosted in the Americas.

This is a unique chance to see the world’s best table tennis players competing right here in our backyard.

Alina Wang, a local 10-year-old phenom who plays at the Houston International Table Tennis Academy (HITTA), stopped by Houston Life to play a game of table tennis with Derrick Shore before she appears as a ball girl in the tournament happening now through Nov. 29.

Wang is a third-grader at Campbell Elementary school in Fulshear.

To see why you don’t want to miss this historic event, Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County–Houston Sports Authority, shared details about this unique event that will also celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Ping Pong Diplomacy.

To see Burke and Wang’s complete interview, watch the video above.

For tickets and more information, click here.


About the Author:

Beatriz is a producer for Houston life. She’s a dog mom who enjoys traveling and eating her way through new cities and cultures.