Table tennis is a popular recreational activity and sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. There are minimal modifications required for people with a disability to play with able-bodied players. Polybat is a modified table tennis game for people of all abilities, including people with high support needs.
Contact your local table tennis club for information about come and try opportunities and membership. For a list of table tennis clubs in your area, visit Table Tennis Queensland.
People with a vision impairment in Brisbane can also play SWISH, a modified version of table tennis.
If you would like assistance making contact with your local table tennis club, please Table Tennis Queensland.
Coaching and development opportunities are provided through local table tennis clubs and governing bodies for the sport.
Competition opportunities and pathways
Table tennis offers competition opportunities for players of all abilities, including school competitions and various competition and social grades at local table tennis clubs. Table tennis players with a disability can compete at national championships and international events including regional championships, world championships and the Paralympics.
Table tennis players have to be classified to compete nationally and internationally.
Table tennis bats, balls and tables are available at your local table tennis club. Competitive players will need to purchase their own bat.
You don’t have to play table tennis to be involved. You can make a contribution as a volunteer, coach, team manager, official, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter. For more information, contact your local table tennis club.
Working with mainstream sport
We are pleased to welcome Table Tennis Queensland as part of the Sports CONNECT Queensland network as the organisation aims to develop more opportunities for people with a disability to participate in table tennis as players, coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers.