The Power of Ping – St Vincents

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.

Table Tennis is truly inclusive

St Vincent’s Support Centre in Leeds helps people with a range of health conditions.

Table tennis is provided as a weekly session, with activator Ping Pong Pete bringing adapted ping pong equipment to allow everyone to get involved, regardless of their conditions or disabilities.

The activity helps the participants to socialise, grow in confidence and learn different skills; and they really look forward to playing ping pong each week.   A great example of how table tennis is truly inclusive.

There is no them and us! 

FACTS:

Only 16.8% of people with a learning disability play sport at least once a week

Physical activity aids :

mental health  physical health

personal and social skills  improved confidence

improved social attitudes

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY?

We have hundreds of free places for you to play ping pong. Click below to find your nearest playing opportunity.

 

GET INVOLVED

If you’d like to find out how you can bring table tennis into your group or organisation:

SPECIAL POWER OF PING OFFER
50% off complete indoor packages until 29.9.19

If you’re looking for support for yourself or others, these organisations may be able to help

(just click on their logo to visit website);

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