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
A ping pong event for the over 65’s was held on 4 October 2014 at Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastliegh. As you can see from the photographs below this event was a huge success. You can take a look at the photographs of competitors and volunteers alike and even purchase any that you might like.
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.
Previous screenings have been held at:
Lyndhurst Community Centre
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: firstname.lastname@example.org