Can someone with balance issues play ping pong

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 1 year ago

Karen  Staebell

Karen Staebell Asked 1 year ago


I (along with another individual) started a PingPongParkinson® in Madison WI. As people join our group I want everyone to have a positive experience.

I wonder if someone who has balance issues can play ping pong safely?

If so, what should they do to prevent falling?

Thank you for your thoughts

Karen Staebell

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Karen,

They certainly can.  Depending on the balance issue they can utilise some aides such as a stick.  If you have a look at some Paralympic Table Tennis videos you will see that all sorts of balance issues are overcome.

If the issue is particularly chronic they can play seated in a wheelchair.

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