Table tennis skills – Accuracy (beginners)

This is the beginner’s version of the accuracy game, designed to improve how well you’re hitting the ball by boosting concentration. You’ll need some empty Tupperware containers or old, cleaned out margarine tubs, standing upright. This is video four of a series of six.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a workshop for people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This is a sports activity that promotes fitness and wellbeing, and helps people use their senses to connect with their surroundings, exploring touch while supporting independent choice and learning new skills.

What happens in the video?

Step 1

Before you get started, make sure you have a clear space around you, a chair nearby, a glass of water and set yourself up with a table, a net or similar, some tupperwares or empty margarine tubs which are your targets, and a bucket or tub to catch the ball.

Step 2

Try to bounce or serve the table tennis ball into each one of the tubs – try batting very gently if you find it too difficult. The other player stands on the other side using the bucket to catch any balls that miss.

Step 3

Swap roles, and have fun working together as a team.

This activity was created by Shaun from Inclusive Ping Pong