We are Ping Pong Parkinson.
To help anyone with Parkinson's Disease
through ping pong (primarily) – and to have fun while doing it.
Just bring yourself on any Wednesday at 7:30 pm and you will be welcome. Let the club's front desk know that you are here for Parkinson's Ping Pong and they will point you to us. The club entrance fee is $10 (if this is problematic for you, please let Art or Nenad know and we will make arrangements). If you think you will want to play regularly, consider becoming a member of WTTC. To get started, we will do a few exercises to warm up and then we will play ping pong. The club will provide the paddles and balls. We have all levels of players in our group, from beginners to accomplished players and volunteers who are happy to provide basic instruction.
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