Know your facts:
- Table tennis has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1987
- Unified Sports? Yes
- Estimated number of athletes expected to participate: 207 athletes + 40 Unified Partners
Table tennis is a fast-paced sport that requires excellent hand-eye coordination. The aim is to pass the ball over the net to the opponent's side of the table. This sport requires a mix of force and ability.
Special Olympics feature:
Apart from the traditional events, Special Olympics table tennis includes individual skill events that allow athletes to work and compete in basic skills of table tennis. These skills include bouncing the ball with the bat, volleying the ball, and backhanding the ball.
We have five competitions:
- Mixed Doubles
- Unified Sports Doubles
- Unified Sports Mixed Doubles
By the way:
Table tennis is not only a popular high-performance sport, but also at social events because it can be played by everyone, no matter their age or ability.