Table tennis skills - Aiming and throwing

Improve your aiming and table tennis throws with this inclusive, intermediate-level game using household objects, designed to be played with two people in your own space. This is video five of a series 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.

How to take part

Watch the video below.

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, 12 paper cups or similar, ping pong balls and a bucket or tub to catch the ball.

Step 2

The player tries to get the table tennis ball into each paper cup, counting as they go, by bouncing it on their side of the table so it lands in the cups. The other player catches the ball with the tub.

Step 3

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

This activity was created by Shaun from Inclusive Ping Pong