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! Coaching and practice sessions are held on Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m.are free of charge for those with a disability. However, we ask that players register in advance. Signed parental permission is required for all players under 18 years of age. For more information, call (914) 597-2248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.