If you're looking for a sport to help develop your hand-eye coordination and balance while also testing your mental awareness and speed of movement, then table tennis could be your thing.
It is truly a sport for all ages, while it is also extremely adaptable for people with disabilities.
You can play standing, in a chair, or using crutches and it is easy to pick up the basics while being extremely difficult to master.
The sport is played across the world and there are a number of clubs and venues to play across the UK as well as tables in some UK parks.
Things you might need to get started
- Table tennis clubs will have everything you need to get started.
- If you're playing outside a club then you will need two paddles and some balls.
- You can buy a net that can go across any dining table to get started or invest in a table tennis table.
British Para Table Tennis are the national governing body for the sport in the UK: https://www.britishparatabletennis.com/