Table tennis skills – Hitting targets

Give your throwing and hitting skills a boost with this inclusive, intermediate-level table tennis game using household objects, designed to be played with two people in your own space. You’ll need a couple of larger plastic buckets for this one. This is video six 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, and several containers with holes in them – have a look at the video for an example. 

Step 2

The player tries to get the table tennis ball into each paper cup, first just throwing without a bat, by bouncing them on their side of the net.

Step 3

After this, see how it goes when you use a bat. 

This activity was created by Shaun from Inclusive Ping Pong