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Table tennis

Table tennis

Table tennis was included in the first Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960 and is now practiced by athletes in more than 100 different countries.

Athletes from all physical impairment groups, aside from the visually impaired, are allowed to compete in standing or sitting classes. Intellectually impaired athletes can also compete.

Men and women can participate in individual, doubles or team events, and matches consist of five sets of 11 points each, and are played in a best-of-five format.

At the London 2012 Games, 276 athletes competed in 29 medal events.

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)
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Address Chemin de la Roche, 11 Renens / Lausanne, 1020 Switzerland
Phone 0041 21 3407090
Main Contact Alison Burchell
IPC Sports Council Representative Alison Burchell