Better Balance for life!

Ping pong

Hampshire County Council, in partnership with the BRITDOC Foundation, The English Table Tennis Association and Sport Hampshire and IoW, are running a project in Hampshire to show how playing ping pong can help older people to maintain an active lifestyle through an enjoyable activity. It can also reduces social isolation by involving them more in their local community.

Partners working on the project were given a free pack which includes a copy of the DVD and a instant Ping Pong net for engaging older people in Ping Pong in smaller, more local organisations such as coffee mornings, lunch clubs, carers groups and memory cafés.

Annual Ping Pong Event for the over 65's on Saturday 4 October 2014

  • Time: 10am to 5pm

  • Venue: Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh

To buy photographs taken at the ping pong event on 4 October please go to this website

We are looking for coaches and volunteers to help on the day. So if you already help run a Ping Pong group or Table Tennis club or would just like to help out as a volunteer on the day please register your interest by:

This event is for Hampshire County Council area residents only, unfortunately there are no events available in Southampton or Portsmouth at the moment.


The Film: Ping pong. Never too old for gold

8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.

Screening now

Date: 21 August
Venue: Lyndhurst Community Centre
Time: 10.30 - 12.30

This is a FREE event
No need to book, just turn up!

Previous screenings held at:

  • Bedhampton Social Hall
  • Andover Lights, Andover
  • Central Studio, Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke
  • Rushmore Borough Council Offices
  • Ashburton Hall, Winchester
  • The Spring, Havant
  • The Point, Eastleigh

If you would like to borrow the film to host an event yourself please contact: