Why Table Tennis?
Little risk of injury
Table tennis is a non-contact and therefore a low risk sport. You can build strength, speed, and agility without running the risk of serious injuries.
When played competitively, table tennis has been proven to have many physical benefits including hand-eye coordination. Because speed, spin and placement of the ball are an important part of the game, practiced players become experts in both creating and solving puzzles involving these three elements.
Because table tennis is a fast-paced sport over short distances, quick reflexes begin to develop as well as improvements in gross and fine muscle movements.
Table tennis has been described as “high-speed chess”. The mental alertness encouraged by the sport’s tactical challenges is particularly beneficial for seniors. The ability to concentrate on applying a tactic is good for all ages.
Social outlet and accessibility
Table tennis is available year-round as a social outlet and is one of the few sports in which size, age, and sex are irrelevant competitive factors.
There are not many sports that can be played together as a family. So spend some quality family time by playing some table tennis at our club! An hour a week can make a big difference.
Improve strength and the health of your joints
Table tennis is a perfect sport for those of you who want a competitive fast moving sport without putting stress on your ankles, knees and back. If you have had knee surgery, back problems or ankle problems, table tennis is a great way to improve your leg strength without overtaxing your joints.
Table tennis can be enjoyed by people of all ages and sexes.