The ITTF Executive Committee has met in Amman before the Summit ©ITTF

The inaugural International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Summit is set to begin tomorrow and run until December 6 and is aimed at allowing several key commissions to meet as discussions will centre around the growth of the sport and sustainability.

The governing body's Executive Committee have convened in Amman, where the Summit is taking place.

It was the first meeting of newly elected co-chairs of the Athletes' Commission Achanta Sharath Kamal and Liu Shiwen.

Greeting the Committee was International Olympic Committee member Feisal Al-Hussein from Jordan.

Al-Hussein is the President of the Jordan Olympic Committee and represented the hosts who are staging the Summit.

The Executive Committee discussed how best to relaunch its "Home of Table Tennis", which was halted because of COVID-19.

The first-ever ITTF Summit is set to begin tomorrow in the Jordanian capital of Amman ©ITTF
The first-ever ITTF Summit is set to begin tomorrow in the Jordanian capital of Amman ©ITTF

It is due to present its plans at the Summit on Monday (December 5) in the final session of the day.

At the Summit, there are multiple sessions scheduled with the first aimed at focusing on developing the professionalisation of the sport and how the ITTF is looking to be part of the movement.

Special attention will also be paid to the growth of World Table Tennis (WTT) as the commercial arm of the ITTF Group.

Other workshops look at how the ITTF can reduce its carbon footprint and continue to seek environment-friendly solutions.

Another aspect will be how it can develop a social legacy "that helps connect table tennis with the world in a positive way."

The final day in the Jordanian capital will be completely taken up by the ITTF Annual General Meeting which is due to close out the Summit.