Wheelchair Table Tennis requires high speed and quick reactions. Table Tennis players use the same world-class techniques as their non-disabled colleagues.
Table Tennis competitions are grouped in standing, wheelchair and intellectual disability events with men and women competing individually as well as in team events. Athletes from all disability groups participate and compete. One match consists of five sets, each being played until eleven points have been reached.
The rules set out by the International Table Tennis Federation also apply to the Paralympic Table Tennis competitions with slight modifications for wheelchair athletes. The usual table tennis rules are in effect, with the only rule difference being that the serve must cross the back of the table before it crosses the sides of the table.
The Table Tennis classification system is comprised of 10 functional classification classes and one class for athletes with intellectual disability.
For more information on Table Tennis please contact Wheelchair Sports WA on (08) 6143 5800