ITTF Para Table Tennis Classification
Last update on Friday March 16, 2018



Following 2015 IPC Code requirements, Para Table Tennis Classification Rules will change as of January 1st 2018. You can find all information in the following documents. All enquiries regarding this change may be addressed to classification@ittf.com

Important note: The Classification Rules will certainly be updated in 2019 in order to continue and complete the process of compliance with 2015 IPC Athlete Classification Code and International Standards. Athletes who are eligible according to 2018 Classification Rules could be not eligible according to 2019 Classification Rules.

Requirements for classification - Physically Impaired athletes

ITTF-PTT classification rules state that Athlete Evaluation will take place during international competitions. All athletes to be classified internationally in 2018 need to fill in the following documents:

  • Consent Form (to be signed by Athlete. If the Athlete is under 18, an additional signature by coach or guardian is required)
  • Medical Diagnostics Form (to be filled, dated and signed by a certified health professional)

These are the steps to be followed by NA or NPC so that an athlete will be included in the list of athletes to be classified in a tournament.

  1. Once the NA has sent the first entry for a player in an international tournament, scanned copies of both documents mentioned above have to be sent to classification@ittf.com (no later than one month before the beginning of the competition).
  2. Athlete will give the original signed documents to the chief classifier at the beginning of the Athlete Evaluation process that takes place 2 or 3 days before the beginning of the competition.
  3. If the Athlete has any additional medical documents available that could help classifiers to understand better the nature of the impairments, he or she will show that medical information to classification panel during the Athlete Evaluation process.

Requirements for classification - Intellectually Impaired athletes

ITTF-PTT classification rules state that Athlete Evaluation will take place during international competitions. All athletes to be classified internationally in 2018 need to fill in the following documents:

  • Consent Form (to be signed by Athlete. Additional signature by coach or guardian is mandatory)

These are the steps to be followed by NA or NPC so that an athlete will be included in the list of athletes to be classified in a tournament.

  1. Athlete must be previously included in the INAS master list. More information about the INAS process can be found at INAS Athletes webpage
  2. Once the NA has sent the first entry for a player in an international tournament, the INAS eligibility number and a scanned copy of the consent form has to be sent to classification@ittf.com (no later than one month before the beginning of the competition).
  3. Athlete will give the original signed consent form to the chief classifier at the beginning of the Athlete Evaluation process that takes place 2 or 3 days before the beginning of the competition.

Classification Rules

Classification Rules 2018: Para Table Tennis rules and regulations for Physically Impaired and Intellectually Impaired Athletes. The Classification Rules will be valid as of January 1st 2018.

2018 Change Log Document: This document summarizes the most important changes between the 2010 Classification Rules and 2018 Classification Rules.

Documentation for classifiers

Forms for National Associations or National Paralympic Committees

IPC Code

The 2015 Athlete Classification Code and International Standards continue with the objective to standardise policies and procedures for classification across sports, while allowing the International Federations to adapt these to the needs of their sport.

The revised 2015 Athlete Classification Code is supplemented by five International Standards for: