What is Adaptive Table Tennis?
Nelson Table Tennis is currently trialing the double bounce version of table tennis. This slows the play down so it is ideal for people who have a mobility disability or those without a disability but keen to play this easier version. We call it Adaptive Table Tennis.
There are two notable changes to the table tennis playing rules which include a drop ball serve and during play the ball is bounced over the net for each return. The Adaptive game follows the same protocols as regular table tennis is played and conducted. Double bounce version of table tennis has already been introduced for those confined to wheelchairs which has a large world following known as Wheelchair Tennis so we feel by including the extra bounce to table tennis for the disabled players we will be the first NZ Table Tennis Association to trial this and maybe in the world?
We would love to increase the group of disabled and non-disabled players currently playing in our Tuesday evening mixed grade competition. Current players are enjoying the game and are really competitive. Anyone who is interested in giving Adaptive Table Tennis ago is invited to come along on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm at our Nelson Table Tennis Hall located at the Richmond side of Saxton Stadium, Stoke, Nelson.