Para Teqpong has to be played by two wheelchair players.
The playing area:
The official competition size of para teqpong court is 6 meters wide by 11 meters long. Headroom must be a minimum of 4 meters high.
In other cases the playing area must be a minimum of 10 meters long and 5 meters wide.
The size of the Teq table:
- Length: 3,000 mm
- Width: 1,500 mm
- Height: 760 mm (highest point from the ground)
- The match consists of two or more winning sets depending on the competition.
- One set is won when a player reaches 12 points.
- The server has only one chance to execute a successful service.
- All serves must be executed from behind the service line, the service must be alternated between forehand and backhand, serving first with a forehand. The service sequence must be: Forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand.
- The server must throw the ball up and the movement of the racket until the contact point must also be upwards.
- The ball can bounce only once and anywhere on the opponent’s playing surface of the table.
- The service is rotated after every four valid rallies.
- If the ball touches the net during a service it is registered as a fault service, and the opponent will be awarded the point.
- During the serve, the player is not allowed to touch the service line with the wheelchair wheels.
- The ball must be returned to the opponent’s playing surface after it bounces only one, if it bounces more than once it is considered as a fault.
- If the ball bounces back from the net it can still be played once but only in the air.
- Any contact with the table is not allowed apart from if it is touched by legs/wheelchair.
- If the ball touches the edge of the table it is still valid, but if it bounches on the side of the table (sideball) it is considered as a fault.
- Each player has the right to request the possibility to earn the 'doublepoint' if they have not reached 10 points in that set yet.
- The 'doublepoint' is a chance to gain two points instead of one in a single rally.
- Both players can request the 'doublepoint' at the same time.
- The number of 'doublepoint' requests depends on the rules of each specific competition.
- The final set must be won by 2 clear points. In this scenario at 12-12 the serve will be rotated after every single rally instead of after every 4 serves at the next possible forehand service.
The match must be played within the strict rules of Fair Play.