Table tennis is a fast-paced high-energy sport that most of us played as children. Foreverfit tells you how it can help adults attain their fitness goals too! 

Table tennis is a full body sport that gets the heart rate up, and activates both the body and mind. The game is distinguished by bursts of exertion and recovery, which leads to fast-twitch muscle development.

Including this sport in a more varied fitness regimen is one of the best ways to derive its benefits. The fun factor of table tennis makes it a welcome break, in a more structured exercise routine.

The amazing benefits of the game

  • Provides a boost to your weight-loss efforts while sharpening both your body and mind.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination and stimulates alertness and focus, and improves reflexes.
  • Improves your leg, arm and core strength without being too intense for your joints. This makes it suitable for all ages.
  • Helps you improve your balance.
  • Boosts your stamina, tones your legs, and improves your flexibility.

Table tennis, female player with racket and ball

An effective ‘Get Fit’ method

Most beginner table tennis players will burn between 200 and 350 calories per hour of play. This makes it winner among recreational activities. Regular play will definitely help you lose weight and shape your muscles. But be patient- it may take weeks for you to see a noticeable difference, unless you have a more intense regime going alongside. 

Or go for a new, niche exercise routine called Aerobic Table Tennis. This is a high energy fitness workout experience that combines the sport of table tennis with aerobics.

Easy to get hooked 

Table tennis provides a great alternative way to get fit. Just a couple of hours a week can do wonders for your health. It is easy to play, yet challenging enough to keep you hooked beyond the initial few weeks.

Once you play table tennis regularly, you start to see changes. Your game skills will improve since your mental focus increases, and your reaction time drops.  

Two tennis rackets and ball against net on table

Just look around for a table

Of course, by now you must be wondering where you can start playing. Your local sports complex might just have a table tennis area. That makes this a very affordable activity.

If you really enjoy the sport, you should consider shopping for a table tennis table and gear, to be able to play at any time. This will cost you somewhere between rupees 5000 to 25000, depending on the size and style.