Health Benefits of Table Tennis

Doug releasing forehand power
Doug releasing forehand power

Table tennis is a sport that can be played anywhere anytime at any age.  It does not require a huge investment of time or money to participate.  A good pair of hard court shoes, a paddle and one is ready to play.

ATTC provides tables, nets, and balls for its members to use.  It is a great way to meet new people and develop life-long friendships.  It is also good for the body and soul.


 

The Body

Table tennis is a very good cardiovascular exercise for those who play.  As players advance in skill level, greater benefits are realized.  It is a low-impact exercise that allows people with joint injuries to continue playing the sport for many years.  At ATTC it is pretty easy to find a match that will have you sweating in no time.


 

The Mind

According to  Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology at New York University says that, table tennis works parts of the brain that are responsible for movement, fine motor skills and strategy — areas that could be growing stronger with each match. While scientists have yet to study the brain activity of ping pong players, Suzuki believes the game enhances brain function unlike any other sport.

Some psychologists have compared table tennis to chess – only faster.  The game requires a game plan, strategy, and quick response to your opponents counter measures.

A Table Tennis Club for All Ages and Stages