Adaptive table tennis is making its debut at the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf. In Germany, and especially in Düsseldorf, table tennis is one of the core sports. It is a truly inclusive sport that can be played by athletes with and without impairments. It features five classes for players in wheelchairs and five for players who compete standing. Players compete in singles and doubles. All matches are best-of-five sets. The first player or team to reach 11 points wins the set. The server changes every two points. The playing time for singles and doubles is about 30 minutes per round.
Adaptive table tennis improves not only coordination skills and reflexes, but also concentration. The effects are particularly positive for psychologically and neurologically injured players.
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