Table Tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world. The sport demands great skills and strategy of each athlete, and is one of the three sports open to athletes with an intellectual disability at the Paralympic Games.
Virtus manages the eligibility process for all athletes with an intellectual impairment wishing to compete at an international level. All registered athletes are can be found on the Virtus Master List.
Rules and Regulations
Athletes wishing to compete in Virtus tournaments must be considered eligible within Virtus regulations. Please check here about how to apply for athlete eligibility. It is necessary to do it only one time, before your first tournament.
Virtus rules are based on those of ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation). There is no difference in the rules for table tennis played for athletes with intellectual disability
Virtus has competition for table tennis athletes for all three eligibility groups:
II1 – For athletes with an intellectual disability
II2 – For athletes with significant intellectual disability
II3 – For athletes with autism (IQ>75) – trial group
In Virtus continental championships and the Global Games, athletes may compete in singles, teams, doubles and mixed doubles events.
Whenever competing at the Paralympic Games or ITTF tournaments, only athletes in groups II1 are eligible to compete, combined in class 11. At the Paralympic Games there are only singles competition, while in ITTF tournaments may have singles and team events.
All past results from table tennis tournaments since the 1995 World Championships, in Belgium, may be found here.
Virtus Table Tennis Committee
- Chairperson – Victor Lee (BRA)