Looking for table tennis hire in Milton Keynes? Shenley Leisure Centre has just what you’re looking for, with table tennis hire available 7 days a week. Aside from being a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family and friends, table tennis also offers great health benefits. Like most sports, table tennis offers great mind-body stimulation, aerobic exercise, and social interaction. Unlike many sports, however, the overall risk for injury with table tennis is quite low.
Some of the many health benefits of table tennis include:
Improving hand-eye coordination
An intense game of table tennis stimulates mental alertness and concentration and develops mental acuity.
Due to the fast-paced, short-distance nature of the sport, both gross and fine muscle movements are improved.
It’s easy on the joints
Table tennis is the perfect choice for people who had knee surgery. As well as people with a history of back problems. Perhaps even those who are tired of twisting their ankles while playing some other sports.
It burns calories
Hate going to the gym? Table tennis is a fun & easy way to burn calories.
It’s a social sport
Social interaction is very important for mental health. Additionally, in a world so connected through technology, people are feeling more and more disconnected from each other. Table tennis offers you a chance to #UnPlugNPlay, step away from the screen, and bond with the person on the other side of the table.
It keeps your brain sharp
Physician, psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr Daniel Amen, calls table tennis “the world’s best brain sport” because it is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, and is great for hand eye coordination and reflexes. Furthermore, Table tennis also utilises many different areas of the brain simultaneously as you are tracking the ball. As well as planning shots and strategies, and figuring out spins.
Table tennis is utilised a treatment for dementia
Five years ago, the Sport and Art Educational Foundation started a table tennis therapy program. This was designed for seniors with early stage Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia. Because table tennis activates various areas of the brain simultaneously, players can stimulate their overall state of awareness.
It improves balance
Staying balanced and being able to quickly change direction is key to being a good table tennis player. The more you play, the more you can improve your sense of balance.
Great fun and low risk of injury
There are millions of serious sports-related injuries every year, but with table tennis you can get all the health benefits of an Olympic sport without risking injury. Convinced that table tennis is awesome? It’s time to grab a paddle and BOOK!!
Booking Table Tennis at Shenley Leisure Centre
We can offer bookings of 1 or 2 tables at a time.
We can offer bookings 7 days a week, bookings times are confirmed upon request.
For Casual Bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 502488.
For Block Booking enquiries only please e-mail Block Bookings.
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Other Sports and Activities at Shenley Leisure Centre
We have a fantastic range of different sports and activities available, both indoor and outdoors. With some of our popular sports including badminton court hire or squash court hire as well as our popular gym facilities and exercise classes.
You can find our full range of sports and activities available here. For the latest information and pricing visit our memberships page.