Para-table tennis was included in the first Paralympic Games in 1960. Athletes from compete in table tennis in standing and sitting (wheelchair) classes.
Men and women compete individually and in doubles, as well as in team events. A match comprises five sets of 11 points each. The winner is the player or pair winning three of the five sets.
The rules of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) also apply to the Paralympic table tennis competitions with slight modifications regarding the serve rules for athletes competing in a wheelchair.