Table-Tennis Club – “Aerobic Chess” – at PMHV Venue 175

The Packington Table Tennis club continues to progress and has just started its 3rd calendar year !

We started back after Christmas on Wednesday 3rd Jan 2018 with the plan to run through every Wednesday until 11th July at the Memorial Hall.
The autumn session will then start on September 5th until Christmas.
Numbers vary between 10 and 24 which means the 4 tables are always in use for either singles or doubles. There is always a warm welcome for all levels of player from beginner to advanced. The cost remains frozen for a 3rd year at £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per junior
A recent article from Renowned physician, psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr Daniel Amen, says that ‘Table Tennis is The World’s Best Brain Sport!
The following was what Dr Amen had to say about table tennis:

‘You still may think that calling table tennis a sport is silly, but I think it is the best brain sport ever. It is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, is great for eye hand coordination and reflexes, and causes you to use many different areas of the brain at once as you are tracking the ball, planning shots and strategies, and figuring out spins.

“It is like aerobic chess”. Table tennis, or Ping Pong, is the second most popular organized sport in the world. What is even more impressive is that it is the youngest of the world’s major sports. At the competitive level, players hit the ball in excess of 90 miles per hour across the table!’

Ward off Alzheimer’s and assist in the treatment of Dementia!

Numerous studies have found that table tennis activates various areas of the brain simultaneously. By playing a game of table tennis, under any conditions, an overall state of awareness is stimulated – requiring both thought and physical alertness at the same time.

It has been also discovered that people in otherwise sedentary states – i.e., living in retirement homes and care facilities where table tennis tables have been introduced, have actually become mentally awakened when playing the game. Incredibly, the game is now being recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer’s and for assisting in the treatment of dementia.

Most notably, Dr Daniel Amen specifically points out that table tennis:

  • Increases concentration and alertness
  • Stimulates brain function
  • Develops tactical thinking skills
  • Develops hand / eye coordination
  • Provides aerobic exercise
  • Provides social and recreational interaction

For more information on the table tennis club call Graham on 07764 471917

Youth Club 2018 H1 Calendar for Packington here!

Packington Youth Club Calendar for First-half 2018:

We meet on Mondays from 6pm to 7pm in the Venue 35 – Meeting Room – of Packington Memorial Hall – a charge of £1 per session is payable weekly, or as one payment of £20 to cover the entire Spring and Summer term and to SECURE YOUR PLACE

15th Jan TV Game Show Night
22nd Jan Fire Station Visit—Coalville
29th Jan Puzzle Night
5th Feb Electronics Night
19th Feb Circuit Training
26th Feb DodgeBall Skittles & Air Pong
5th Mar Mothers Day (gift making activity)
19th Mar Easter Egg Hunt
9th April Family ‘Pub Quiz’ Fundraiser
16th April Awareness Activity—TBC
23rd April Beetle Drive!
30th April Talent Night / Karaoke
14th May Packington Cup Final
21st May Could YOU be a Slum Survivor?
4th June Rounders @ the park
11th June Fathers Day Activity
18th June DodgeBall Skittles & Air Pong
25th June Crackers Night
2nd July Bucket Netball Tournament

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