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.

    Outcomes  covered within the Australian Curriculum:

    • Physical Education
  • Coach: Irwan Budiarto

    Irwan has been playing table tennis for over 27 years, has played in prestigious competitions like the Australian Open in 2006, and is currently on the Board for Table Tennis WA. He is experienced in teaching children of all ages at all levels and is currently head coach of the State Junior Players Intermediate Division.