In the Hosting Inclusive Table Tennis (HITT) programme 120 special needs students from 6 schools participate in weekly table tennis coaching sessions

Each student receives personal attention through one-on-one coaching

The HITT programme is run by a group of dedicated Auckland Table Tennis Association volunteers and has been operating since 2003

Students show their individual potential with astonishing improvements in concentration, co-ordination and social skills

At year end, the HITT programme with support from Special Olympics New Zealand, runs a Ribbon Day where the students celebrate their achievements with recognition awards, games and a BBQ. Highlights from the 2019 HITT programme Ribbon Day are below

The HITT programme is highly praised by teachers and is very popular with the students. The HITT programme has been recognized by a number of awards including the highest Distinguished Service Award from Special Olympics New Zealand. The HITT programme is very willing to act as a resource to anyone who wishes to start a special needs table tennis coaching programme.

For more information, please call (09) 520 2291 or e-mail