Table tennis skills – Hand-eye coordination

Have fun and build your hand-eye coordination skills with this simple, inclusive table tennis game for beginners, which is designed to be played with two people in your own space. Make it even more sensory by using balls that have small bells in them or are brightly coloured. This is video one 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 and the balls you’re going to use, ideally in different colours or that make different sounds. Remember to take breaks whenever you need.

Step 2

Practise rolling the ball back and forth across the table, following along with the video. Try mixing it up with different colours. 

This activity was created by Shaun from Inclusive Ping Pong