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.
How Ping! is getting Barnsley men talking
Men in Sheds is a project run by Age UK, which aims to help combat loneliness and social isolation in older men. The project in Barnsley introduced table tennis through the support of the local council, who run the Ping! table tennis project across the area. Table tennis opens up conversations that many men find difficult to have, whilst providing laughter, enjoyment a bit of healthy competition.
This film shows how Ping! has the power to break down barriers and encourage people to talk about any struggles they may be having.
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If you’re feeling lonely, these organisations may be able to help;
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