Here is a list of the key references and resources I’ve found related to Table Tennis and Exercise that maybe of interest to people with Parkinson’s and other related neurological conditions. Any relevant resource suggestions are welcome.
- Ping Pong Parkinsons – https://pingpongparkinson.com/
- ITTF Parkinsons World Table Tennis Championship – https://www.ittf.com/tournament/5107/
- Parkingsuns.com blog – http://www.parkingsuns.com/?s=table+tennis
- MJF Exercise – https://www.michaeljfox.org/news/exercise?exercise=
- Parkinson’s UK Exercise Framework – https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/exercise
- Twitter thread on some recent research reports for exercise – https://twitter.com/ScienceofPD/status/1172131325781917697
- Physical inactivity in Parkinsons Disease – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225631/
- Parkinson’s UK Researcher, Dr Beckie Porter, blogs on exercise – https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/search?q=exercise
- Julie Jones, Parkinson’s UK volunteer and researcher – https://twitter.com/julie_physio
- Science Daily report ‘Picking up a pingpong paddle may benefit people with Parkinson’s – https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200225171757.htm
Exercise, in general
Webinar: Exercise and PD
Webinar discussing recent publications around the theme of exercise in Parkinson’s. The panel, chaired by Professor Patrik Brundin comprises clinical expertise from Professor Bas Bloem , pre-clinical expertise from Dr Jakowec and patient views from Professor Karen Raphael, an epidemiological research scientist.
TT player eye-sight reaction times vs fighter pilot
An interesting comparison of a top TT player eye-sight reactions compared to those of a fighter jet pilot.
Picking up a pingpong paddle may benefit people with Parkinsons
This small scale study proved that TT can be beneficial for most people with Parkinson’s
Places to Play (UK)
Anywhere: home or work
Buy a cheap expandable net off the inter web for around £10 to get started
Ping! in public places
Check the website for your nearest Ping! table
Available for free in dozens of shopping centres across the UK (a kind of creche for non-shoppers!)
Village Halls, Churches and Clubs
You’d be surprised how many local halls and social clubs have a table, just ask
Sports and Community Centres
Most have TT tables for hire (with equipment) and even public sessions you can join to give it a try
Table Tennis Clubs
Leagues all over the UK, under the auspices of Table Tennis England / Scotland / Wales (/ Ireland??)
Our references are responsibly sought from reliable sources.