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CHILDREN'S & SENIOR'S PROGRAMS

Table Tennis is a sport for all ages, and we at The Peoples Table Tennis Club, are dedicated to making it one to be enjoyed for a lifetime. Whether by helping to develop young minds, or by helping to keep old minds' young, we are confident that there is something at the club for everyone !

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Unique to the sporting landscape, Table Tennis is one of the few activities where players of all ages can truly compete on an equal playing field. After all, it's not unusual for an 8 year old to beat an 18 year old – nor for a player in a wheelchair to beat an able-bodied, but less skilled opponent.

That's because Ping Pong is not about age, size or strength; Ping-Pong is all about focus, aim, finesse, patience, control and execution. (...Qualities your kids have probably already mastered in front of the Wii or Xbox.)

However, unlike most video games, Table Tennis is both active and social ! It gets them "up off the couch", among other "real" people, and actively promotes fitness, agility, self-esteem, strategic thinking, team work, fair play and perseverance. Qualities that any video game would be hard-pressed to match.

So if your interested in possibly giving your child an Introduction to a Sport they may end up loving for a lifetime, we'd like to help ! Check out our "Childrens Lessons" page for more information.

 

 

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SENIOR'S PROGRAMS

The positive impact of physical activity on aging is widely recognized. It can help to manage weight loss, slow the loss of muscle mass, strengthen bones, reduce joint and muscle pain, increase mobility and balance, improve sleep patterns, and help increase energy levels.

What may be surprising however, is a growing body of evidence that suggests Table Tennis may provide all of the above benefits, but many more too !

 

Additional Benefits for Seniors -

  • The hand-eye coordination, rapid eye movements and quick calculations needed to play, have been found to increase blood flow to as many as five separate areas of the brain. While the research is still young, early studies indicate immense benefits in combating certain neurological conditions, including early stage Alzheimer's and various forms of dementia.
  • Because Table Tennis is a low-impact Sport, Seniors can play according to their own capabilities and limitations...and being a non-contact sport, they don't have to worry about the injuries, bruises or broken bones, that tend to be common in other sports.
  • Competitive play doesn't have to suffer...as there is much more to the game than sheer power or strength. Better use of tactics, strategy, and equipment (including the use of alternate paddle rubbers), can compensate for any slowdown, that age tends to bring...and finally,
  • It can provide opportunities for Seniors to have fun, be entertained, and socialize with others, which may help alleviate feelings of isolation, depression or loneliness.

 

 
 

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