Table Tennis was included in the first Paralympic Games in 1960. Athletes from all disability groups (with the exception of athletes with blindness/visual impairment) participate and compete in Table Tennis in standing and sitting (wheelchair) classes.
Men and women compete individually, in doubles, as well as in team events. A match comprises five sets of 11 points each and the winner is the player or pair winning three of the five sets.
Table tennis is played by athletes with a physical or intellectual disability spread over 11 classes.
1-5: Athletes competing from a wheelchair, with class 1 the most severely disabled and class 5 the least disabled
6-10: Ambulant athletes, with class 6 the most severely disabled and class 10 the least
11: Athletes with an intellectual disability (suspended for the Athens and Beijing Games)
Table Tennis in the Bay of Plenty
Table Tennis Tauranga - AWD Table Tennis in Bay of Plenty
Paul Henderson, President 021 884 021
John Lea, Executive Director Table Tennis NZ 021 038 6025 Click here