Para table tennis is a sport that can be played standing or sitting. There are 11 competitive classes with classes 1-5 for wheelchair players and 6-11 for those who play standing. Class 11 is for players with an intellectual disability.
A match is a best of five sets, with each set won by the first player to reach 11 points. A two-point winning margin is required to win each set. The server changes every two points. Competitions take the form of preliminary rounds followed by knockout stages.
Table tennis appeared at the first Games in Rome in 1960, making it one of the original Paralympic sports. It was originally only open to wheelchair users; standing players were added in 1976, and athletes with cerebral palsy joined in 1980.
Canada has won eleven medals in Paralympic Games competition.
The governing body for table tennis is the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF). The National Sport Federation is Table Tennis Canada.