Polybat Classification

Classification System

As in other modalities, in Polybat, athletes compete according to the sport classifications or by area of ​​disability.

Competitive classes:

• Division 1: Players in a wheelchair with a minimal range of motion have difficulty recovering their vertical position after hitting the ball. Difficulty covering the entire width of the table, anticipating the movement of the ball, and orienting the stick relative to the table. Mostly defensive players, needing to control the ball with one or two touches before returning it to the opponent;


”Polybat Classification has 4 divisions or classes and The divisions are according to the functionality of the practitioner, and not by gender”

• Division 2:Players in a wheelchair or who only need mobility aids, such as walkers or crutches. With a sufficient range of motion to cover the entire width of the table. Able to anticipate the movement and recover the vertical position. They control the orientation of the stick relative to the table. Players capable of performing defensive and offensive actions;


• Division 3: Players with the possibility to play standing up, if functionality allows them. Range of motion to cover the entire width of the table, as well as the front of the table. Able to anticipate the movement of the ball and recover the vertical position, they may have to use the table as support. Players capable of making quick gestures when returning the ball. Possibility to play standing or sitting;

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Division 4: Only walking players without the need for walking aids have some balance difficulties and may have to use the table as a support. They may have some limitations in controlling arm movement, but without affecting the ability to grasp. Able to anticipate and perform rapid actions with intentional changes of direction. This class will mainly find children and young people with Special Educational Needs and intellectual disabilities.


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