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Table Tennis

This page draws together table tennis-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.

Eye–hand Coordination and Quickness

Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent side of the table over the net, striking it with a table tennis racquet. Table Tennis is a fast sport that requires excellent coordination of hands and eyes. Special Olympics athletes share the essential elements of force and ability so that they can play table tennis. Apart from the traditional events, Special Olympics competition includes individual skill events that allow the athletes to work and compete in basic skills of table tennis. The development of these basic skills is necessary for the athletes to take part in the events. These skills include bounce of the ball with the racket, volley and backhand.
Table Tennis

About this Page

Special Olympics focuses on the individuality of each athlete so that coaches can train and encourage growth in skills and accomplishment. The coaching materials, rules and other resources on this page have been specially prepared for coaches working with people with intellectual disabilities. Coaching Special Olympics athletes calls for the same skills and experience that many coaches are familiar with. The extra information in our coaching guides about working with people with ID is what makes our materials helpful and valuable.

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Table Tennis Events

  • jun. 14 - jun. 17
    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
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    ju. jun. 14 - do. jun. 17, 2018
     
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    Dublin
    Ireland

    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games

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    ju. jun. 14 - do. jun. 17, 2018
     

    Circa 1,600 athletes from all corners of Ireland will participate in the 4-day residential Games in 13 sports competitions and a Motor Activities Training Programme. Competitions will include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling, Table Tennis, and Pitch & Putt.

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    location

    Dublin
    Ireland
  • mar. 14 - mar. 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    ju. mar. 14 - ju. mar. 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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