Table Tennis Camp for Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities
WHERE: North Greenwood Para Table Tennis Center – 900 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755
WHEN: August 11-12, 2017
WHO: Veterans with Disabilities (players could play wheelchair or standing)
USATT CONTACT: Jasna Rather
Phone: (817) 715-4062 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL CONTACT: Tara Profitt
Phone: (860) 306-4200 Email: email@example.com
REGISTRATION: Please contact Tara Profitt for registration and to confirm participation
COST: Free for Veterans with Disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with Disabilities
Day 1: 8/11/2017 from 1PM-4PM
Day 2: 8/12/2017 from 1PM-4PM
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).
2017 VA Table Tennis program will serve Veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces with disabilities at multiple cities. Prospective athletes will benefit from a concentrated program including instruction, play 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 site will organize an introductory 2-4 day intensive camp staffed by high level coaches. 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. USATT website – www.usatt.org. USATT Para Contact – Jasna Rather firstname.lastname@example.org (817) 715-4062