Through the people of Ping!, we regularly hear how table tennis has a powerful impact on lives and communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ping! and to celebrate our decade, we’re releasing a series of short films telling the stories of some of the inspirational projects and people.
“To see mum enjoying herself is just amazing!”
Hilary is registered blind, but that doesn’t stop her enjoying a game of ping pong!
By using pop up nets to increase the likeliness of hitting the ball and different coloured balls, Hilary is able to play and laugh alongside sighted people. Hilary’s family are amazed that she plays table tennis; even though her vision is extremely limited she’s able to apply other sensations and senses she wouldn’t have had to use when she was younger.
As Hilary’s daughter says, it’s all too easy for the elderly to spend their afternoons snoozing; but when Ping Pong Pete arrives with his adapted table tennis equipment – everyone is engaged – whether joining in or watching the fun.
For support around visual disabilities, the following organisation may be able to help:
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