AT YOUR SERVICE: Ken Jackson, Helen Williams and Karen Ferrie are looking for members to join their table tennis group.
AT YOUR SERVICE: Ken Jackson, Helen Williams and Karen Ferrie are looking for members to join their table tennis group.

Table tennis proves a smash hit with over-50s

GRAFTON residents can now give dementia, Alzheimer's and depression a battle with Helen Williams' table tennis group for over-50s.

"Table tennis is an amazing sport for over 50-year-olds to get fit, both mentally and physically," Ms Williams said.

After playing table tennis in Coffs Harbour, Ms Williams said she was surprised to see how fit some of the 90-year-olds were and they could run circles around much younger people.

"I want people in Grafton to realise at 90 they can have a great, active social life," she said.

"It is not only great for your body, but it helps with hand-eye co-ordination.

"It helps combat Alzheimer's, dementia and depression."

She said her table tennis group was slowly growing and coaches would soon be available to help anyone who wanted to improve.

"I see people improve so much," she said.

"People say they sleep better, feel better and are more physically able."

Anyone wanting to join Helen's group can phone her on 0434 243 085.



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