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Para Sport: Para table tennis

  • Matthew is playing table tennis, his eyes on the ball. He is a short young man with light skin and dark hair and eyes. His disability is visible in his hands and arms, which are slender.

    Matthew Britz

    Friday 19th April, 2024
    Matthew Britz is a trailblazer in Para table tennis. Hailing from New Plymouth, Matthew's journey into the sport began in…
  • Matthew is playing table tennis, his eyes on the ball. He is a short young man with light skin and dark hair and eyes. His disability is visible in his hands and arms, which are slender.

    New Zealand names first Para table tennis player in 48 years for the Paralympic Games

    Friday 19th April, 2024
    20-year-old Oceania Para table tennis champion Matt Britz is named to the NZ Paralympic Team.
  • A boy using a wheelchair serves the ball in a game of table tennis

    Canterbury, Waikato and Auckland to benefit from new Para table tennis pilot programme

    Tuesday 26th March, 2024
    Image: A Parafed Waikato member serving the ball (photo credit: Halberg Foundation). When eight different regional and national sport and…
  • Colourful graphic entitled Serve Spin Smash! Join us for the action. The photo shows a woman who could be a coach beside a girl in a wheelchair using a table tennis paddle

    Serve, Spin, Smash! Free community Para table tennis programme

    Tuesday 26th March, 2024
    We are excited to launch Serve, Spin, Smash!   Activators and participants are encouraged to register for this 8-week introductory, fun…
  • Paralympian Doug Moore

    Doug Moore #26

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Born in 1925, Doug took up Para sport following a truck accident which paralysed him from the waist down when…
  • NZ Paralympian Dennis Miller

    Dennis Miller #19

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    During his impressive international career Dennis competed at four consecutive Paralympic Games. He represented New Zealand at Heidelberg 1972, Toronto…
  • Jim Savage, New Zealand Paralympian

    Jim Savage MBE #14

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Former Pongakawa School pupil, diagnosed with polio in his early 20s, Jim started wheelchair sport in 1966. Jim was a…
  • Paralympian John Stott close up

    John Stott QSO #15

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    John grew up in Invercargill and became a paraplegic after an accident in 1964. As a teenager, during a school…
  • Reuben Ngata, New Zealand Paralympian

    Reuben Ngata #10

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Reuben was a member of New Zealand’s very first Paralympic Games Team competing at the Tel Aviv 1968 Paralympic Games.…
  • Phil Read, New Zealand Paralympian

    Philip Read #12

    Thursday 30th November, 2023
    Originally from Middlemarch and relocating to Mosgiel following his accident, Philip was a member of New Zealand’s very first Paralympic…

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