Tahl Leibovitz competes at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016.
American para table tennis player Tahl Leibovitz competes at the Paralympic Games  Rio 2016.

Played in more than 100 countries, athletes who compete in table tennis also have the opportunity to participate in numerous tournaments other than the Paralympic Games, including the European Championships, the Pan American Games, the All-Africa Games and the Far East and South Pacific Games. Table tennis has been a part of the Paralympic program since the inaugural Games in 1960.

Rules governing Paralympic table tennis are the same as those used by the International Table Tennis Federation, though slightly modified for players using wheelchairs. The same quick technique and finesse is apparent in the games of athletes from various disability groups, including men's and women's competitions, as well as individual and team contests. All matches are played best-of-five games to 11 points.

Paralympic table tennis competition is open to male and female athletes with physical disabilities such as amputation/limb loss, spinal cord injury/wheelchair-users and cerebral palsy/brain injury/stroke. The U.S. Paralympic Table Tennis Team and the day-to-day operations of the high performance program are overseen by USA Table Tennis, the National Governing Body for Paralympic table tennis in the United States.

To learn more about Paralympic table tennis, visit USA Table Tennis' website or contact USA Table Tennis
To find a local program in your community, visit the Paralympic Resource Network and USATT Clubs.