USA Table Tennis, colloquially known as USATT, is the non-profit governing body for table tennis in the United States and is responsible for cataloging and sanctioning tournaments within the United States. It was founded in 1933 as the United States Table Tennis Association. In addition to processing tournaments, USATT maintains a national rating and ranking system. It also oversees the USA National Teams. In total, USATT has over 8,000 members. The headquarters of USA Table Tennis is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, which is also home to theUnited States Olympic Training Center. USA Table Tennis offers a $100,000 incentive for American Olympic table tennis athletes,though no American athlete has ever won a medal for table tennis.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is the governing body for all international table tennis associations.The role of the ITTF includes overseeing rules and regulations and seeking technological improvement for the sport of table tennis. The ITTF is responsible for the organization of numerous international competitions, including the World Table Tennis Championshipsthat has continued since 1926.