02 Dr Miriam Stoppard on the benefits of playing table tennis, or ping pong

March 2013 Playing table tennis in the Noordhoek garage
March 2013 Playing table tennis in the Noordhoek garage

The Daily Mirror, last May, published an article by Dr Miriam Stoppard about the benefits to older people of playing table tennis, or ping pong. It applies to stroke survivors too! Rita’s occupational therapist in South Africa, Shona, strongly recommended that Rita should play the game regularly, later in her recovery when her coordination and balance had improved sufficiently to attempt it. It made a substantial difference to Rita’s body strength and especially her reaction speed that had been very slow. Details in Pushing the Boundaries.

Here is the link to the Mirror article:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dr-miriam-stoppard-playing-ping-10361571