Being active during the coronavirus outbreak
Lots of us are spending more time at home than we might like at the moment, so staying physically active is more important than ever.
So whether it's first thing in the morning, a break from the makeshift home-office at lunch or doing a light workout before your evening meal, having a quick game of table tennis with people from the same household in your home is still very beneficial.
If you choose to be active outdoors, as long as there are no further Government restrictions, you can still walk, run or cycle close to home once a day, if you're feeling well and not self-isolating. Please remember to avoid places where it may be hard to follow the guidelines and always follow official advice on social distancing.
Is Table Tennis the right fit for me?
Table tennis is suitable for every age and fitness level, and it's easy to find a place to play - with tables everywhere from parks to leisure centres, bars and shopping centres. You can even play at home - all you need is a ball, bats and a table so great for all the family.
Table tennis is good for your health it sharpens your reflexes and mental agility.
Is it suitable for me?
Just about everyone has played ping-pong (or table tennis, as it is commonly known) at some time or another, it's one of the most popular sports in the world.
It’s a fun and sociable sport that can be played indoors and out night or day so very easy to get into. It’s played by two or four people so also an opportunity to meet and make now friends.
Whether you play in the community center or at home with friends, table tennis offers a great way to bond with other people while you lose weight. Because young and old people can play the game, it can help improve communication and build relationships, irrespective of age. Playing at home with siblings or parents can bring family members closer and enable them to spend more quality time with each other.
How will it benefit me?
Table Tennis is an accessible sport for all ages and abilities and has lots of health benefits.
Table Tennis Can
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Reduce Stress
- Improve balance and mobility
- Improves reflexes
- Manage your weight
- Improve your social outlet
- Improves coordination
- Help you sleep better
- Reduce tension, anxiety and depression
How much will it cost?
Play free at home in the park, Ping Parlour or join a club. Follow the link below to contact providers.
Can I do this near me?
There is lots of free opportunities within our city through the Ping Program. 22 Venues across the city to play for free as well as clubs, bars and leagues.
To find out more visit the Liverpool Ping website
How do I start?
Just comfy clothes and sensible shoes/trainers are all you need to get started. It's a great way to meet people and make new friends. You could even pick up a set of bats and balls and start on the kitchen or dining room table.