Table Tennis offers moderate-intensity activity that can be played by all ages and abilities.
Sessions offer a number of health benefits including:
- Improving balance
- It’s social sport. Joining the group sessions are a good way to meet new friends and social interation is very important for mental health.
- It’s a fun and easy way to burn calories
- It’s good for the brain and great for hand-eye coordination and reflexes
- It increases concentration and alertness
It’s important to keep mentally and physically active as people get older. In the Table Tennis sessions for Older Adults, participants have said “they have a social life outside of the sessions as they have become friends“, “it has helped to lower their blood pressure and has improved their joints” and that they enjoy the group sessions as “it keeps you fit and keeps you young“