'Largest and Most Professional Tennis Table Culture Museum' Coming To Shanghai

By Lauren Hogan, September 20, 2016

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Great news sports fans, according to Thomas Weikert, president of the International Table Tennis Federation the 'largest and most professional tennis table culture museum' is being built in Shanghai.

Hold the funnel cake fries, double chili cheese dogs and nutella poppers (yes, how American of us), did you say a museum dedicated to table tennis? That's right folks, we did. 

[In other unrelated news, Shanghai is cracking down on childhood obesity, so those double-fried dishes really will be put on pause].

But back to talking ping pong... The city museum will be the new home of the International Table Tennis Federation Museum in Lausanne of Switzerland, and it looks to be pretty ace.  

The museum will use virtual reality and motion capture technologies to help players boost performance by imitating movement on the screen or palying against robots or world champs via motion capture technology. There will also be a table tennis culture exhibition area and display about 3,000 items from the Swiss museum.

Racketing up a bill of RMB300 million, when complete the new center (below) will be serving visitors at the World Expo Museum by June 2018.

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[Image via Shanghai Daily]

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