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.
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?
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?
196 athletes and 38 partners.