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STAG European U21 Championships

At the ETTU Ordinary Congress held in Portugal during the 2014 TMS European Championships in Lisbon, the delegates agreed to introduce the European Championships for players aged Under 21 in order to give opportunity to young players to adjust easily during the transition period. Congress accepted the Executive Board proposition about the European Championships that has become fully effective from January 2016. In even numbered years the European Championships will include men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles events. In odd numbered years the European Championships will include men’s team and women’s team events.


The Table Tennis Federation of Russia 8 Luzhnetskaja Nabereznaja, office 233-A Moscow 199992 Email:


Tournament Director

Vladimir GRIGORIEV Email:


Competition Manager

Dimosthenis MESSINIS Email:


President of the Table Tennis Federation of Russia
Aleksandr Babakov

The development of European table tennis calls for new approaches and new  ideas. The ETTU’s decision to hold the European Championships  U 21 is intended to alleviate the transition period for young table tennis players on their way from junior to senior sport.The Table Tennis Federation  of Russia consistently promotes the ideas of the European Table Tennis Union and invests a lot of  efforts  in the expansion and popularization  of table tennis in our country. Such major  international events as Men’s World Cup (2009), World Team Table Tennis Championships  (2010), two European  Championships (2008, 2015) were held in Russia. The executives of both the ITTF and the  ETTU spoke highly of the level of the organization and the staging of the latest continental   championships held in Yekaterinburg  in October 2015 and presented the  Organizers of these competitions  with honorary awards.

Every sports fan must remember very well how much fun and enjoyment we experienced at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi! This city is currently a giant multi-sports center in Russia.  The Table Tennis Federation of Russia held here the championships of the highest national rank, and all National Teams choose Sochi to prepare for their Tournaments of all levels.

I  am sure that this wonderful city by the  Black Sea is a good choice to host the first in history European Championships U 21 in 2017. The excellent sports complex  “Yug Sport”, comfortable hotels at the sea,  mild climate and wonderful landscapes will be remembered by all participants. Sochi is a hospitable and multicultural city, in which all European teams will presumably feel comfortable.
1233 Head of the city Sochi
Anatoly Pakhomov
Dear  friends,

I am glad to greet the  participants of the  European Table Tennis Championships U 21, which  will be held for the first time in the Olympic city  Sochi, and it’s a great  honour  for us to host international competitions  in table tennis of such level.

112 young  participants from the more than 40 countries will fight for  the rank of the strongest players  on the European continent in the federal sport complex  “IUG SPORT”.

The Table Tennis as a kind of sport is very popular as in Russia,  and  in our city Sochi as well. Here act municipal educational  institutions such as Sport Junior Schools  # 5,  # 10 and # 4, where more than 500 young sportsmen train table tennis.

Thanks to the passed Winter Olympic Games in 2014 2014, stages of  Formula 1,  International Convention “SportAccord”, and other large international events,  city Sochi is developing not only as a sea resort, but also as the world sport center and the largest  Russian sport base, where Russian and foreign sportsmen are able to train and take possession of  the new kinds of sport.

On behalf of my heart  I wish you  success and sport victories! Health to you and your relatives.

Please, come to  our hospitable city of Sochi!

Vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee, a Member of the ITTF President Advisory Council,
Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Table Tennis Federation of Russia,
Igor Levitin

Dear friends!

On behalf of the Russian Table Tennis Federation I welcome you and invite to the Olympic city of Sochi!

Sochi is a popular Soviet-era resort, which today has changed and transformed drastically. Today Sochi is the city with the most modern sports facilities, it can rightly be called the Olympic capital of Russia. And table tennis here is one of the leading places.

I know that many people in Europe are waiting for the European championship among youth under 21 years. And doubly pleased that we were among the initiators of the occurrence of these events in the calendar of ETTU.

Russia is a hospitable country and Sochi is our national pride, the capital of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in 2014. So let this city appear worthy arena for competition of our first U21 table tennis championship in the history!

About the IUG-Sport

The “IUG-Sport” is the sole sport center of the Russian Ministry of Sport at the south of our country and a leading base for the training of the National and clubs teams, and is the place of conducting sport events in different spots. The Federal Sport Center provides the training process at the highest level, gives opportunities for preparing sportsmen for the major Russian and international competitions, including the Olympic Games. The infrastructure “IUG-SPORT” is the following: Complex in the city cluster of Sochi, which includes –
  • Stadium for track & field athletics
  • Football fields with natural and artificial covering
  • Cross-point circuit – 1200 meters
  • Bobsleigh track
  • Nordic walking trails
  • Federal center of martial arts
  • Sailing center
  • Sport playing fields
  • Hotel complex
  • Medical-recreational center
  • Hydrothermal complex
  • Coastal recreational area.
The advantages of the “IUG-SPORT” will include:
  • Favorable climate conditions around the year
  • Broad opportunities for recreational medicine
  • Preparation of sportsmen in the favorable climate conditions
  • Modern technologies
At all objects of the “IUG-SPORT” the sportsmen are available to live, train and recover in the fittest for that security and comfortable conditions. For the services of sportsmen are the following :
  • Good- equipped hotel rooms
  • specialized transport
  • places at the parking zone
  • sport equipment
  • treatment and physiotherapy equipment.
At the base of the sport center the national teams of ski racing, biathlon, sledge-hockey, track & field athletics and table tennis regularly hold the training and recreational events. This Center was built in 2015 under support of the Russian Ministry of Sport in the frames of the federal program “Development of the physical culture and sport in Russia in the period of 2006–2015”.  


The center is designed for conducting sport – training camps and competitions, including international ones: Universal sport hall 90 m X 32 m, height – 12 m. Weightlifting and martial arts halls Coaches rooms, administrative staff rooms 2 fitness halls with professional equipment Dancing hall In the universal sport hallcan be arranged 20 table tennis tables and spectators availability is 550 places. At the base of the Federal Sport Center the following competitions are regularly held: Russian Championships in karate, fencing, art gymnastics, wushu and aikido and table tennis.

All Associations requiring a visa for entering Russia are kindly requested to contact the
Table Tennis Federation of Russia.
Ekaterina MARKOVA


Sochi has a humid subtropical climate at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months—January and February—the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F). December, January, February and March are the coldest months, with average temperature (of these four months) 11 °C (52 °F) during the day and 4 °C (39 °F) at night. Average annual precipitation is about 1,700 millimeters (67 in). Sochi is situated on the same latitude as Nice but strong cold winds from Asia make winters less warm. In fact, temperatures drop below freezing every winter. The highest temperature recorded was 39.4 °C (102.9 °F), on July 30, 2000, and the lowest temperature recorded was −13.4 °C (7.9 °F) on January 25, 1892.

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Complex Parus
Bzugu 6, 354002 Sochi, Russia


This hotel is located in a 5-minute walk from the Park Arboretum and Sochi Yacht Club. The Black Sea Beach is a 5-minute walk away. Also in walking distance from the hotel are circus, summer and winter theaters, the city health-trail – a walking trail 5 km long .

Rooms and suites

144 rooms, including single, double, triple and quadruple rooms and suits of standard and “luxury” category.


Proximity to the airport – near (> 20 to 40 km)
Proximity to the railway station – near (less than 5 km)
Proximity to the sports center – walking distance (300 m)

Zolotoy Kolos Health Resort
Kurortniy Prospekt 86,
Sochi, 354019, Russia


Zolotoy Kolos Health Resort is located in the centre of Sochi, a 10-minute walk from the private beach on the Black Sea coast and a 10-minute drive from the city center, the Park Arboretum, circus, winter and summer theaters, exhibition hall, stadium and sailing center.

Rooms and suites

300 modern rooms in different price categories, including single and double rooms, “luxury” category rooms and 6 cottages with luxury apartments.


Proximity to the airport – near (> 20 to 40 km)
Proximity to the railway station – near (less than 5 km)
Proximity to the sports center – near (less then 1 km)

Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia 5*
89, Kurortny Prospect,
Sochi, 354002, Russia


Located in a natural park overlooking the Black Sea, within easy reach of Sochi’s premier attractions and 30 minutes away from Sochi International Airport, the new deluxe Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia mixes elegant simplicity with a distinctive flair.

Rooms and suites

Number of rooms: 203, including single, double, triple rooms, 14 rooms "luxury" category, 8 duplex room categories and Presidential Suite.


Wellness-center "Pürovel Spa & Sport" offers:
  • 6 treatment rooms;
  • the outside swimming pool;
  • 2 saunas;
  • fitness area;
  • professional massage.


Proximity to the airport ─ near (less than 20 km)
Proximity to the railway station ─ near (> 5 to 10 km)
Proximity to the sports center ─ near (less then 1 km)

Zhemchuzhina Grand Hotel 4*
Tchernomorskaya Str.3,
354002 Sochi, Russia


It is a modern 17-storey hotel providing magnificent view of the Caucasus Mountains and the Black sea. Grand Hotel Zhemchuzhina is located in a park zone with tropical plants. Zimny theatre, Sochi circus, “Festivalny” concert hall, the Park Arboretum, museums and theatres are situated nearby.

Rooms and suites

The hotel offers 920 rooms, including double, quadruple rooms of standard and "luxury" category.


A range of water sports and aerobics classes are organized by the Zhemchuzhina. Guests can exercise in the large pool or relax in the heated seawater pool. Children can enjoy the water slides.

SPA Complex Time Asia SPA offers:

  • massage, wellness and SPA treatments;
  • baths, hammam;
  • facial treatments, herbal bar.


Proximity to the airport ─ near (> 20 to 40 km)
Proximity to the railway station ─ far (> 10 km)
Proximity to the sports center ─ far (> 5 km)