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.
A Good Player is: Competitive Serious Can make adjustments Tests the other guy Knows his own strengths and weaknesses of his opponent – knows how to capitalize on the former, exploits the latter Doesn’t take impulsive shots Has good judgement Has a good temperament –...read more
There’s this guy at the club – let’s just call him Long Pips John (relating to the infernal racket he wields with the long pimpled rubber). He moves me right and left, left and right – I feel like a marionette. He’s got a good drop shot which he employs sadistically,...read more
The following blog was initially printed in Bruce Ballard's internet site: Parkingsuns.com We are appreciative of Bruce's generosity in offering it to be reprinted here. Bruce Ballard October 23, 2018 Comparison of Essential Tremor vs. Parkinson's Disease: Social...read more
You’re sitting by yourself in the club waiting for a game. Several of the tables are in use but, other than you, there is only one guy sitting near the lockers watching the action on table three. He’s new. You’ve never seen him before. He’s wearing a Butterfly ping...read more
Ya know what really bugs me lately (besides the fact that the market is crashing and the price of bananas is going up)? It’s the hideous, self-congratulatory, celebration behavior of some players - mostly adolescents, but some fully grown types, as well – who after...read more