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The benefits of playing table tennis are many and far reaching.

Whether you are working with the ageing population, youngsters, people with health or mental problems or the socially isolated, playing table tennis will be of benefit to them and its impact can be powerful.  Our research around Ping in the Community has revealed some key findings including:

  • 59% of Ping in the Community participants are inactive
  • Ping in the Community is for everyone, currently around 28% of participants are female, 16% are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 40% have a disability – 16% of which have mental health problems
  • On average, sessions attract 22 participants, who mostly attend sessions once a week
  • Participants play table tennis to do something fun, to be with others and to improve their health and fitness
  • 89% of people introduced to social ping pong report an improvement in well-being, and 75% become more active
  • Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of depression, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve self-esteem. Research has found that low intensity aerobic exercise is best for increasing positive moods – which is exactly why table tennis is so great!

The attachments below can be used for visual reference and downloaded to share.


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10 Reasons to Play Table Tennis

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How Can Table Tennis Improve Your Mental Health

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Table Tennis and the Active Ageing

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Childhood poverty and inactivity

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