Proposed and led by the national women table tennis coach Kong Linghui. The match is held to demonstrate the offensive and defensive skills of table tennis by gather world-class players. With the world’s largest table tennis market, the similar international matches to be organized in China show the nation’s hope and determination to strengthen its leading position in this sport activity.
The World Table Tennis Theme Competition 2013: Offensive vs Defensive (世界乒乓球攻削大战) was held from 20th August 2013 to 22nd August 2013 in Baoding, North China’s Hebei Province. The offensive team consisted of Li Xiaoxia, Ding Ning, Feng Tianwei and etc.; while the defensive (cutting) team had Wu Yang, Fan Ying , Xu Xiao Yuan and etc.