2014 USA Table Tennis Camp for Veterans & Members of the Armed Forces with Disabilities
The term “Para” in table tennis is used for all players with disabilities. Para players compete in table tennis classes 1-5 for wheelchair players (sitting table tennis), classes 6-10 for standing players (standing table tennis) and class 11 for players with intellectual disability. Veterans will learn about classification, opportunities for players with disabilities and info on program for Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities. Info on possible benefits will be presented as well (local club memberships, local tournaments, how to qualify for VA Allowance and more).
2014 VA Table Tennis program will serve Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities at six sites (Arlington TX, Portland OR, San Antonio TX, San Diego CA, San Francisco CA and Virginia Beach VA). Prospective athletes will benefit from a concentrated program including exhibitions, instruction, play, classification and competition. Para sites are chosen where infrastructure, including local clubs and coaching already exist, so there will be a natural recovery/rehabilitation continuum once the introductory program is completed. Each of the six sites will organize an introductory 3 day intensive camp staffed by high level coaches (May or June 2014). Players will receive demonstrations, instruction on the rules and coaching to develop playing ability. Coaches, Paralympians and local athletes would take part of the program to stimulate interest and demonstrate the possibilities. Program would continue with weekly organized training and local tournament opportunities (July/August 2014). USATT website – www.usatt.org. USATT Para Contact – Jasna Rather email@example.com (817) 715-4062
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