Care Homes: The benefits of table tennis

Over the last 10 years there has been extensive research into the benefits of playing table tennis in your later years.

Health Benefits

  • 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.

    The video below explains the benefits of the table tennis on brain functions and the how this is helping Alzheimer sufferers.
    According to the Alzheimers Society Alzheimers is the most common cause of dementia, which over 520,000 people suffer with in the UK.

    Social Impact

    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 both.

    Getting Started

    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 storage.
    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.

    You’re never Too Old.

    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 permanent fixture.

    The Benefits of Table Tennis in Care Homes – Downloadable PDF

    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.

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