Over the last 10 years there has been extensive research into the benefits
of playing table tennis in your later years.
Table tennis provides low-impact aerobic exercise.
The constant decision making and concentration required to play increases
blood flow to the brain.
Motor skills are enhanced.
Vision is stimulated.
Combined these benefits promote a healthy body and mind.
Also clear from the research is that the social aspect of the game helps
lift ones mood and reduces negative emotions. People of all ages and
abilities enjoy table tennis (most tables are wheelchair friendly).
Activities, recreation or Wellbeing staff
Most care homes will have a dedicated activities / recreation team whose job
is to offer their residents opportunities to socialise and keep active. This
is achieved in a variety of ways but table tennis has been proven to offer
Good quality tables’ start from just a few hundred pounds (one-off cost with
no ongoing expenses). They are very easy to fold up and manoeuvre for
Established in 1998 we’re the UK’s leading independent table tennis
specialist. Our extensive experience and product knowledge ensures we are
able to provide the best equipment for your requirements and budget.
If you are looking to encourage your resistant’s to get involved show them
the video below.
It is a trailer to a heart-warming film following 8 players on the road to
be Ping Pong champion of the world. All of whom are over 80.
Below are some tables that feel would best suit a care home environment.
If indoor space is limited you may wish to consider an outdoor model. The
Sport 250s can be folded and has wheels, whilst the 510 Pro Static is a
The Benefits of Table Tennis in Care Homes – Downloadable PDF
If you have questions about these or any other tables please feel free to
call us on 01371 875000 or email us at [email protected]
and we will be more than happy to help.