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Table Tennis

Since 1987, table tennis has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.

 

How to play table tennis:

Table tennis is a specific discipline of tennis.

2 or 4 players play against each other.

All players have a racket.

Table tennis is played on a special table.

There is a net in the middle of the table.

The players hit the ball over the net with their racket.

 

Does a player make mistakes?

For example, the player hits the ball over the table.

Then the other team gets a point.

The photo shows an athlete during indication at table tennis.
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The photo shows a concentrated athlete during a table tennis match. She is waiting for the ping pong ball.
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The photo is taken from above and shows an athlete while performing a table tennis stroke.
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The photo shows an athlete during a table tennis match. She is performing the indication.
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The photo shows a scene of a table tennis match. One player looks concentrated at the table tennis ball in order to hit it correctly.
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Unified Sports®

 
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and

people without disabilities play sport together.

They also compete together.

The people with ID are called athletes.

The people without disabilities are called partners.

 

Is table tennis a Unified Sport?

Yes.

There are teams of people with ID.

And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.

 

How many people play table tennis at the World Games?

207 athletes and 40 partners.


Table tennis takes place at Messe Berlin in Hall 2.2.


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