Benefits of Playing

Did you know the power of playing table tennis goes beyond just the physical benefits of being active?

Live long, play ping pong!

National #TableTennisDay isn’t just about getting one million people playing on a single day. We hope that the day inspires all those who take part to pick up ping pong permanently – and as a result reap the many health rewards of this sport.

The power of playing table tennis goes beyond just the physical benefits of being active – it also has cerebral and emotional benefits attached to it, meaning you can keep your head and your heart healthy!

We’ve posted an infographic graphic below detailing the top 10 reasons you should play table tennis.

 

Still not convinced?

Here’s what some top experts had to say about playing table tennis: Dr Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at New York University, has said

In ping pong, we have enhanced motor functions, enhanced strategy functions and enhanced long-term memory functions.

While America’s best known psychiatrist, million-book-selling Dr Daniel Amen, has dubbed it:

The world’s best brain sport.

How to play after National #TableTennisDay

There’s many ways you can keep playing after National #TableTennisDay – whether it’s for fun with friends, family of colleagues, or as part of a table tennis club. We’ve created a table finder to help you find your nearest playing opportunities. Just put in your postcode and find your nearest free-to-access Ping! table, or see how far you are from a Table Tennis England affiliated club.

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