Table Tennis

  • Table Tennis is the perfect Olympic sport for all ages!
  • Benefits of Table Tennis:

    • Playing improves hand-eye coordination and it stimulates mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. 
    • Improves reflexes – Due to the fast-paced, short-distance nature of the sport, both gross and fine muscle movements are improved. The game is distinguished by bursts of exertion and recovery, leading to fast-twitch muscle development.
    • Keeps your brain sharp – Table tennis markedly increases the flow of blood to the brain, and increases motor skills and cognitive awareness.
    • Improves coordination – Following the ping pong ball as it moves quickly toward you, and following its trajectory as your opponent hits it helps improve hand-eye coordination.
    • Improves balance – Staying balanced and being able to quickly change direction are key to being successful in a ping pong rally. 
    • Gets the heart rate up – Considering the fact that the sport is entertaining and addictive, it can be a fun and easy way to get fit and stay fit.
    • Offers a social outlet – Whether you play in the community centre or at home with friends, table tennis offers a great way to bond with others. Because young and old people can play the game, it can help improve communication and build relationships, irrespective of age. Playing at home with siblings or parents can bring family members closer and enable them to spend more quality time with each other.

     

    Photos of the students in action will be shown at the Presentation Afternoons.

    Dates for 2019 Presentation Afternoons are:

    • Semester 1: Mid Year – Tuesday Afternoon 2nd July
    • Semester 2: Final – Saturday 7th December
  • Outcomes covered within the Australian Curriculum:

    • Physical Education
  • Coach: David Brown

    David Brown has been coaching both able bodied and para table tennis students for the past 40 years. He is currently involved with the administration of Table Tennis Coaching in WA as well as their Development Officer; which involves State junior training, After Schools programs and In-School syllabus programs.