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Para Table Tennis

Para Table Tennis

Para Table tennis, or known as ping pong is the sport that follows the rules of International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), also a sport for disabled people. ParaTable tennis is considered as the pioneer in terms of the integration of all disability classes. 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. For 9th ASEAN Para Games 2017, there will be 27 medal events contested, consisting of men’s singles (Class 1 - Class 11), women’s singles (Class 1 - Class 11), men’s team (Class 1 - Class 10), & women’s team (Class 1 - Class 10). Classification Athletes with physical impairments compete in sport classes 1-10 and those with intellectual impairment compete in sport class 11. Athletes in the sport classes 1-5 compete in a wheelchair, while the ones with sport classes 6-10 compete in a standing position. In more detail, the sport classes for athletes with physical impairment can be described as follows: Sport Class 1 •No sitting balance •Severely affected playing arm Sport Class 2 •No sitting balance •Playing arm is less affected than described in sport class 1 Sport Class 3 •No trunk control •Arms and hands are not or minimally affected by the impairment Sport Class 4 •Have a fair sitting balance •Fully functional arms and hands Sport Class 5 •Have normal sitting balance, arm and hand function Sport Class 6 •Handle the rackets in their mouths •Severe impairments in both arms and legs Sport Class 7 •Very severe impairments of the legs or the playing arm or both arms and legs •Less severe than described in sport class 6 Sport Class 8 •Moderate impairment of their legs or moderately affected playing arm Sport Class 9 •Mild impairments affecting the legs or the playing arm Sport Class 10 •Minimal impairments and may include a stiff ankle or wrist of the playing arm. •May consist of players with short stature Sport Class 11 •Intellectual disability Tournament Rules The regulations of the standing event for the intellectual and hearing impaired players are the same as the regulations for regular table tennis. The game is played up to 11 points and when the score for both sides is 10, it reaches a situation called deuce, meaning a player who scores two points in succession wins the game.

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