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Pioneering Rehabilitation

Wheelchair Table Tennis

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital has had a wheelchair table tennis program since 1980, attracting players for competition, exercise and camaraderie from the greater New York metropolitan area. Training and coaching is provided by professional coach Peizhen Shao, who was the Women’s National Champion in China for three successive years. She instructs players on an individual basis. Burke athletes have competed in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Sydney, Atlanta, Barcelona, and Seoul, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

A group of able-bodied volunteers train and compete along with players who have a disability. New members are always welcome! Free practice sessions for disabled people are held year-round on Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. There is no charge to join the team , but we ask that players register. Signed parental permission is required for all players under 18 years of age. Download the registration form here.

For more information, call (914) 597-2248 or email adaptivefitness@burke.org.