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The Stroke Association is delighted to announce a partnership with Table Tennis England to raise awareness of the benefits of the game to groups in our Stroke Group Network. After a successful pilot in the east of England, we’re putting the offer out to groups across our network and encouraging them to order a funded Instant Ping Pong pack to use with their members.

Being active is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your health, especially after a stroke. We know that moving more can be a massive boost to recovery, confidence and wellbeing. It can also help you stay healthy after a stroke. Table Tennis encourages people to move more, and allows people to practice fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and balance.

“We have over 70 groups in the network who provide various types of sport and exercise activities for their members. I have been told first hand by group leads the difference physical activity can make for anyone who takes part as it can so often lead to improved health and confidence, as well as rush of endorphins!”

Sophia Costa, Group Networks Officer (Stroke Association)

Table tennis is a fun, inclusive activity that can be enjoyed by all ages, genders and abilities. The game can be adapted in many ways to make it more accessible, and Table Tennis England have a host of resources and game ideas to support.

“Partnering with the Stroke Association demonstrates our commitment to grow participation in table tennis among those living with long-term health conditions and disabilities. With the many benefits associated to playing, we hope to inspire stroke support groups to introduce and enjoy the game.”

Colin Eley, Partnerships Manager (Table Tennis England)

About stroke and the Stroke Association

  • There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK every year.
  • There are 1.3 million stroke survivors in the UK.
  • Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability in the UK.
  • The Stroke Association is a charity working across the UK to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe that everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. From local support services and groups, to online information and support, anyone affected by stroke can visit or call our dedicated Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 to find out about support available locally.
  • Our specialist support, research and campaigning are only possible with the courage and determination of the stroke community and the generosity of our supporters. With more donations and support, we can help rebuild even more lives.
  • Website: or you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Other links:

  • Stroke support groups: Groups offer support to stroke survivors, carers, family and friends. Built on friendships and fun, they are a safe and supportive space to try things again, to learn more about stroke and self-care and to build your confidence as you rebuild your life after stroke.
  • Find support in your area