The roles of classification are to determine eligibility to compete for athletes with disability and to group athletes equitably for competition purposes. Athletes are grouped by reference to functional ability, resulting from their impairment.
Who is eligible for table tennis?
- Impaired Muscle Power
- Limb Deficiency
- Intellectual Impairment
- Short Stature
- Impaired Passive Range Of Movement
- Leg Length Difference
|Class 1||NO sitting balance with severe reduction of function in the playing arm.|
|Class 2||No sitting balance with reduction of function in the playing arm.|
No sitting balance, although the upper part of the trunk may show
activity. Normal arms, although some slight motor losses can be found in
the playing hand without significant effect on table tennis skills. The
non-playing arm keeps the trunk in position.
Existing sitting balance although not optimal because of non-existing
anchorage (stabilisation) of the pelvis.
|Class 5||Normal function of trunk muscles.|
|Class 6||Severe impairments of legs and arms.|
Very severe impairments of legs (poor static and dynamic balance), or
severe to moderate impairments of playing arm, or combination of arms
and legs impairments less severe than in class 6.
Moderate impairments of the legs, or moderate impairments of playing arm
(considering that elbow and shoulder control is very important), or
or diplegia with good playing arm.
Mild impairments of the leg(s), or mild impairments of playing arm, or
severe impairments of non-playing arm, or mild
Very mild impairments in legs, or very mild impairment of playing arm,
or severe to moderate impairment of non-playing arm, or moderate
impairment of the trunk.
For players with an
|INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION|
|Address||Avenue de Rhodanie 58, 1007 Lausanne, SWITZERLAND (SUI)|
|Phone||+41 21 340 70 90|
|PERSATUAN PING PONG MALAYSIA (TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA)|
|Adress||1st Floor, No.11-23-1, Aked Esplanad, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 15, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur|
|President||Tan Sri Dato’ Koo Yuen Kim|
|Secretary||En. Yeoh Lip Khoon|