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More Benefits of Table Tennis: It’s Good for Hand-Eye Coordination

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Hand-eye coordination is a skill that requires you to match the control of your eye movement with that of your hand movement, using visual input as a guide. Hand-eye coordination is a skill used in everyday life for everything from driving a vehicle to using the mouse on your computer, and it is a skill that can be developed and improved throughout life. That skill, however, tends to decline if we don’t use it regularly.

There are many sports and activities that can help you improve your hand-eye coordination. If you feel that your hand-eye coordination is not at its best, one of the best things you can do to improve that skill is to play table tennis. Because table tennis is a fairly rapid-paced game that requires you to use visual stimulus to respond quickly enough to hit the ball, it is a great way to improve that skill.

Other activities that can help you improve your hand-eye coordination include juggling, playing catch, tennis and racquetball (or even just hitting the ball against the wall). However, we think playing table tennis is one of the most enjoyable ways to improve the skill, improve your reaction times and increase your ability to concentrate.

If table tennis is the game you’d like to have around for hand-eye coordination (as well as tons of fun), we have a number of tables in stock, including a couple of tables designed to be used outside, such as the Butterfly Outdoor Playback Rollaway Table Tennis Table. These tables are weather proof and sturdy, offering you a great way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while also being active and social. And if you can’t find anyone to join you for a table tennis match, the JOOLA iPong Table Tennis Training Buddy can help you improve and maintain your hand-eye coordination.