Social & Mental Health Benefits

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Regular attendance will provide structure and social interaction similar to the other team sports.

As well as being a fantastic physical work out, sporting activities like table tennis and badminton are also a great mental work out. You have to plan strategies and decide what spin to put on the ball, whilst trying to stay one step ahead of your opponent and react to the shots they are playing all at the same time. Decisions have to be made in split seconds, this increases concentration levels, short-term memory and decision-making ability. All this mental exercise boosts hormone levels and keeps the brain young, which can slow the progress of cognitive decline that occurs with ageing. It is also a sport that is good for social bonding, with its friendly but competitive nature, it can be enjoyed at your local club where you can meet new people and form lasting friendships.

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