The ValueJet Lagos Para Table Tennis Open, is an annual ITTF-sanctioned table tennis competition for physically challenged athletes, which holds every December, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas indoor sports hall of Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
The tournament which traditionally runs over the course of 3 days, features 45 event categories, and is aimed at shaping up athletes for future competitions, both within and outside the continent of Africa. Also, the tournament serves an ITTF ranking event in Nigeria, for these athletes, as they push to establish global careers.
The The Value Jet Lagos Para Table Tennis Open, brings hundreds of Para Table Tennis players from across the country, to Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, for the 3-day championship organized by the Sunday Odebode Foundation led by Sunday Odebode, in conjunction with the Para Division of the Nigeria Table Tennis Federation (NTTF), and ValueJet as the official tournament sponsor.
The Value Jet Para Table Tennis Open is driven by the desire to provide life-changing engagements and platforms for physically challenged athletes to achieve big dreams in sports, through harnessing their sporting talents and getting them ready to compete against the best of Para Table tennis players in the world, as they play in various tournaments organized around the globe.
This has been successfully demonstrated in past global events where players from the tournament have gone ahead to represent Nigeria as part of the national team, winning medals, reward and glory in the process.
The title sponsor, ValueJet, has remained committed to the game or Para Table Tennis, always providing invaluable support through the years despite challenges like the global COVID-19 outbreak and its effects on businesses. This support was shown significantly in 2020, as it ensured that these Para athletes didn’t have to skip a tournament which has come to define the highlight of the year for most of them.
The commitment of the Lagos State government has also been invaluable, as the state government continues to develop policies and support measures that cater to the wellbeing and interests of people living with disabilities. This is well evidenced in its dedicated partnership and support for the Value Jet Lagos Para Table Tennis Open, since the 1st edition in 2019.
Nigeria Table Tennis Federation Knock Up Hall National Stadium Surulere
Everyday from 10am to 6pm
December 13th - 17th 2022
Arrival: 13th December
Classification: 13th - 14th December
Draw and technical meeting: 14th December
Competition: 15th to 17th December
Men’s Singles (Classes 1 to 11)
Women's Singles (Classes 1 to 11)
Men’s Doubles (Classes MW4, MW8, MS14, MS18, MD22)
Women's Doubles (Classes WW5, WW10, WS14, WS20, WD22)
Mixed Doubles (Classes XW4, XW7, XW10, XS14, XS17, XS20, XD22)