Classification rules and procedures
Classification Rules 2018: Para Table Tennis rules and regulations for Physically Impaired and Intellectually Impaired Athletes.
2018 Change Log Document: This document summarizes the most important changes between the 2010 Classification Rules and 2018 Classification Rules.
Players master list: This is the global database of Para table tennis players where you can check every player’s class and class status.
Classification strategy 2024: Please, read the document to learn about the two main changes for 2024
- Classification fee
- Two months registration notice
Procedure for classification of new players (Classification status New)
ITTF-PTT classification rules state that Athlete Evaluation will take place during international competitions. All athletes to be classified internationally need to prepare these documents:
- Scanned copy of their passport and a headshot
- Consent Form (to be signed by Athlete. If the Athlete is under 18, an additional signature by coach or guardian is required)
- If the athlete has a physical impairment (classes 1 to 10), you must provide the Medical Diagnostics Form (to be filled, dated and signed by a certified health professional)
- If the athlete has an intellectual impairment (class 11), you must provide the VIRTUS elibigibility number. You can find it at TT sheet at VIRTUS Master List
These are the steps to be followed by the ITTF Member Association or the NPC so that an athlete will be included in the list of athletes to be classified in a tournament.
- Register a new player sending the passport via this registration form:
- Wait two or three days to get the players ID from the entries manager.
- Submit the documentation and pay the 50 USD fee via this classification request form:
Procedure for subsequent classifications (Classification status Review or Fixed Review Date)
Only players with classification status Review or Fixed Review Date will be admitted for classification. If the player’s classification status is Confirmed, please, check the section of protest and medical review requests. For those players who meet the criterion, you need to prepare the Consent Form and Medical Diagnostics Form and submit the documentation via this classification request form:
Procedures for protest and medical review requests
Classification decisions are not always shared by the ITTF Member Association of NPCs. For those situations, there are differente process to following depending on the case
- A. Protest after first classification. Please, read Part Six of the classification rules , fill the protest formPDF and send it using this online form (a 100 USD protest fee applies)
- B. Medical Review Request. Please, read Part Eight of the classification rules, fill in the medical review request PDF and send it via this online form (a 100 USD medical review request fee applies). Please, note that players are not admitted for re-evaluation automatically and the process of processing and accepting your request may take up to 3 months. Once we have processed your request, you will be informed if it has been accepted or not.
- C. Disagrement with the classification of a player with classification status Confirmed. There is no protest procedure for those cases, the only action that a ITTF Member Association or NPC can take (see article 23.1.2 of the classification rules) is to send a documented request to [email protected] and the ITTF might present a protest against the player to change his or her classification status to Review. The assessment of the validity of the request is at the sole discretion of the ITTF.
IPC Classification Code
The 2015 Athlete Classification Code and International Standards continue with the objective to standardise policies and procedures for classification across sports, while allowing the International Federations to adapt these to the needs of their sport.
The revised 2015 Athlete Classification Code is supplemented by five International Standards for:
- Eligible Impairments: identifies which impairments are eligible in para-sport
- Athlete Evaluation: procedures for sport class and sport class status allocation
- Protests and Appeals: procedures for the management of classification related protests and appeals
- Classifier Personnel and Training: classifier recruitment, training and certification strategies
- Classification Data Protection: ensures the proper use of athlete classification data