Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Join the Ping Pong Challenge

Do you enjoy playing ping pong? If so, come join the Ping Pong Challenge hosted by the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities on Friday, June 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3000 E. Belt Boulevard. It’s free and open to all who are interested.
     Ping Pong, also known as table tennis, began as a parlor game in the 1880s.  Today, it is played throughout the world for exercise, sport and recreation.and has even evolved into an Olympic sport. It’s a game that can be played at any age and enjoyed year-round, making it a life-time sport embraced by millions. In fact, ping pong is said to rank second only to soccer in number of participants.
      No matter your age or how well or often you play, the Ping Pong Challenge is your opportunity to meet others who enjoy playing ping pong and get involved in a fun and healthy activity that’s known to help develop eye-hand coordination, reflexes, and mental alertness.
      Additional tournaments will be held at various locations. For more information, call (804) 646-7934 after 1:30 p.m. or stop by the Hickory Hill Community Center anytime between 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.