Table Tennis

Vision Impaired Table Tennis

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Vision Impaired Table Tennis (also known as Swish) is a fast, invigorating game.  It was developed by blind people in Australia and has been played here for many years. It is played on both a recreational and competitive level; and allows blind, vision impaired and sighted people to compete on almost equal terms.

Vision Impaired Table Tennis is like playing table tennis, but instead of hitting a ball over a net, the ball is hit under a net and must travel along the surface of the table. The net is at a height that so that those players with various degrees of sight do not have an advantage over blind players. The ball has bells in it to make it audible and it is about the size of a tennis ball and made of plastic with holes in it; and the bat is rectangular with a handle.

Vision Impaired Table Tennis is either played as a doubles or singles competition. The game can be played from one game to the best of five, and the first to eleven or the advantage of 2 after eleven. Vision Impaired Table Tennis can be played as a singles (two players) or doubles (four players).

It’s a great activity for kids as well as adults, no matter of age or ability.

Clubs:

Kooyong – every Thursday evening and most Saturday afternoons – 454 Glenferrie Road Kooyong.

Bendigo – every second Thursday – Vision Australia premises

Croydon – every Tuesday evening – Kilsyth Table Tennis Centre

Dandenong – every Monday afternoon – Dandenong Table Tennis in the Oasis Centre, Heatherton Road Dandenong

Mildura – Monday afternoon – Vision Australia premises

Mornington – 1st Saturday of each month – Civic Reserve Recreation Centre

Shepparton – Monday morning – Vision Australia premises

When Is the Activity Held?

See above.

Venue:

See above.

Email Address:

secretary@vvitta.org.au

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Robyn – 0417 159 106

Cost:

Varies.

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