Biography

Mr Thomas WEIKERT. ITTF President

Born in Limburg, Germany on 15th November 1961.
Married. One son.

ITTF President since 1st September 2014, Mr Thomas Weikert is a former Federal League (Bundesliga) player and currently plays for “TTC 1947 Elz” in a regional league.

Elected President of the German Table Tennis Association (DTTB) in 2005, he retired in March 2015. Since 2002 he is the lawyer of DTTB. Under his mandate DTTB hosted 2 World Championships (2006 Bremen, 2012 Dortmund) and several World Cups, World Team Cups and a yearly World Tour event (German Open).

Mr Weikert was elected ITTF Executive Vice-President in 2009 and ITTF Deputy President in 2013.

His passion has been developing table tennis around the world and continue providing our table tennis family with high quality events, Publicity, Promotions and Development Projects.

Experience in sports administration

  • President, ITTF (September 2014 – Present)
  • Deputy President, ITTF (2013 – 2014)
  • Executive Vice-President, ITTF (2009 – 2013)
  • President, German Table Tennis Federation (DTTB) (2005 – 2015)
  • Lawyer, DTTB (2002 – 2005)
  • Chairman of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB – National Olympic Committee) ‘Team and Ball Sport’ Working Group (2009 – Present)
  • President of the DOSB Table Tennis Coaching Academy (2008 – 2016)
  • Former Table Tennis Federal League (Bundesliga) player and currently plays for ‘TTC 1947 Elz’ in a regional league

Professional career

  • Fully qualified and vastly experienced sports and family lawyer (since 1991)
  • Law apprenticeship (1988 – 1990)
  • Student of law in Gießen (1982 – 1987)