Table Tennis - Para TT

Table Tennis / Para-Table Tennis

Table Tennis is the Olympic sport with the highest number of players worldwide. Portuguese Table Tennis is currently an international reference among youngsters having Marco Freitas as a role model.

 

In 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal became European Champions in the teams' Competition with Marcos Freitas, Tiago Apolónia and João Monteiro.

 

The Table Tennis athletes of the Academic Association of Coimbra, Rodolfo Pedra and Mariana Gonçalves, became national champions. The mixed-pairs event took place in Aveiro, being the last phase of the National Championship of Table Tennis.

 

Para Table Tennis was first included in the Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960 and is now practised by Para-athletes in more than 100 different countries. 

 

Para Table Tennis follows the usual Table Tennis rules with only slight modifications. For example, matches consist of five sets of 11 points each and are played over the best of five games, rather than seven. Men and women can participate in individual, doubles or team events. 

 

This sport is open to Para-athletes with upper and lower limb paralysis, cerebral palsy, amputees and other physical disabilities like multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy. Para-athletes compete in classes according to their functional ability.

 

The competition of Para-Table Tennis will be played alongside with the Table Tennis competition. 

 

 

Competition and Training Venues

 

Jorge Anjinho Hall

Jorge Anjinho Hall - Futsal

 

 

Competition Program Table Tennis

 

12/07

13/07

14/07

15/07

16/07

17/07

18/07

19/07

A

T

C

C

C

C

C

D

 

 A-Arrivals        T-Training          C-Competition       D-Departure

 

 

Competition Program Para-Table Tennis

14/07

15/07

16/07

17/07

18/07

19/07

A

T

C

C

C

D

 

 A-Arrivals        T-Training          C-Competition       D-Departure

 

 

Uniforms

Playing clothing shall comply with ITTF rules 3.2.2. Any question of the legality or acceptability or of playing clothing shall be decided by the referee.

 

 

Rules and Regulations

The competition will be held following the EUSA Document for Rules and Regulations for the European Universities Games.

 

 

Competition Area/Field of Play

The Field of play and all the competition area and equipment will be presented mainly based on the most recent Technical Regulations of the International Table Tennis Federation ( ITTF).

 

The access to the field of play will be prepared for athletes with disabilities.

 

 

Equipment

 Balls - Stag

 

 

Awards

 

Achievement

Competition category

Title for winner

Cups

1st,2nd,3rd, 3rd

Team 

European Universities Champion

Medals

1st,2nd,3rd, 3rd

Team, (Athletes officials)

 

European Universities Champion

 

 

 

Host city
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