The World Junior Championships, scheduled to be held in Guimaraes, Portugal, from November 29 to December 6, has been cancelled. The ITTF made the decision in the light of the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Subject to ratification by the ITTF Board, Portugal will now host the newly branded ITTF World Youth Championships, which is being proposed for launch in 2021. Tunisia, which had been due to host in 2021, would stage the event in 2022 instead.