|Governing Body:||International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)|
Para Table Tennis is an adaptation of table tennis for athletes with a range of disabilities. The sport follows the rules set by the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) with some modifications for wheelchair players. The athletes are classified according to their disabilities in disability classes from Class 1 to 11.
Para table tennis matches include five sets of eleven points each and are usually played in a best of five format. The sport was included at the Summer Paralympics in 1960 in Rome and since then competed regularly. The first World Championships of the sport were held in 1990 in Netherlands, then in 1998 and then after organized in every four years.
Table tennis has been a part of every Paralympics since the first Games held in Rome in 1960 and is one of the original eight sports. It did not make its Olympic Games debut almost 30 years later in Seoul 1988.
Para table tennis competition included singles and doubles events, with a maximum of three classes per gender in each.
The first Para Table Tennis World Championships did not take place until well after its introduction to the Paralympics Games and were held in Assen, the Netherlands in 1990.
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