The men's and women's fields are made up of the 30 highest-ranked women and men in the world rankings, plus two athletes each who receive wildcards. Each nation may provide a maximum of four athletes. Among them are the multiple Olympic, World Championship and European Championship medal winners Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Dang Qiu and the best Chinese around Olympic champion Ma Long.
The tournament promises excitement and center court atmosphere right from the start: It will be played on all eight days on only one table in the singles and from the first round on in the knockout system. In addition to the 800,000 US dollars in prize money, the world's elite will also be aiming to collect important world ranking points on their way to Paris 2024 and to put themselves in position for the Olympics.
Germany's table tennis superstar has also long since announced his coming: "As an old Hessian and Odenwald native, I am of course very pleased that in 2023 we will be hosting the WTT Champions, one of the best tournaments in the world, in the Frankfurt Ball Sports Hall, which I know very well," says Timo Boll. "That will then be like a home match for me."
A large supporting program is planned all around for spectators and sports enthusiasts in the city and around the hall grounds. There will be numerous hands-on activities in a large Fan Village and the opportunity to meet the stars up close and personal on one occasion or another.