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 2013 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 aucklandtt@xtra.co.nz