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International PingPongParkinson VR Championship
A look back and a look ahead Jurgen Zender


The International PingPongParkinson-VR Championship is the logical continuation of the PingPongParkinson®️ Virtual Reality Table Tennis World Championship.

The idea for a virtual reality championship was born through the COVID-19 pandemic; global lockdowns and restrictions on freedom of movement have made sporting events impossible, including the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games.

In this crisis, however, we have discovered a new opportunity - virtual table tennis.

Interest in virtual table tennis and the corresponding computer programs has existed since the early 2000s. The growth of eSports in recent years and the positive approaches in science and digital therapy have guided us in this bold undertaking.

Eighteen months after the first PingPongParkinson®️ Virtual Reality Table Tennis World Championship, we decided to give it another try.

To be precise: we wanted to organize a first sports tournament for virtual reality enthusiasts and people with disabilities. This is how the PingPongParkinson®️ Virtual Reality Table Tennis World Championships (VRPWTTC) was announced on January 14, 2021. The date for the tournament was the 
April 11, 2021, World Parkinson's Day.

Not only are we opening a new way to foster camaraderie between people with disabilities who play table tennis, but we're also reaching out to younger, more active people with Parkinson's disease through this technology.

And from June 05th, 2023, our quarterly virtual reality Tournaments give everyone the opportunity to play from the comfort of their own home.

We play our tournaments on the ElevenTT table tennis VR platform, the possibilities of which go far beyond pure tournament play. It also allows inviting other family members or friends to play together, promoting that important social aspect that we all so desperately need.

“COVID-19 has changed our lives for better and for worse. Let's overcome the social distance and make friends around the world." demands Nenad Bach, founder of PingPongParkinson® Virtual Reality.

From the top 20 world rankings of PPP VR players, already havets 11 confirmed their participation. Among them the two finalists from 2019 and 2021, Thorsten Boomhuis and Jasper Jerslund and the founder of PingPongarkinson Nenad Bach. There are still starting places available and we look forward to every additional participant.

 

current TOP 18

 
   
 You can find the tournament announcement here: International PingPongParkinson®-VR Championship (German version)  .. (English version )

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