The benefits of ping pong – longevity!

Jim Gregg, center, with Leon Cock and Joe Arnett

Jim Gregg, center, with Leon Cock and Joe Arnett

Bill Cashin

Last month we began talking about the benefits of ping pong for older adults. The result of playing ping pong results in improved physical well-being, mental alertness and social skills/bonds that are beneficial in lengthening your lifespan. Yes, that’s longevity… meaning we live longer.

An example of this longevity is Jim Gregg, a young 87 years old. Jim’s been playing ping pong for 65 years having started playing at age 22 while standing alerts as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. A retired Delta Airlines Captain, Jim has won several Robson Ranch Olympics ping pong titles including last year’s and continues to play with the Ping Pong Club four times each week. We all feel fortunate to have Jim as a partner when we play ping pong doubles. Stop by and say hello to Jim and play a few games of ping pong for longevity’s sake.

The ping pong play times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon to 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday 10:00 a.m. to noon. We encourage you to simply show up at these times and be greeted by people who are already seeing the benefits of playing ping pong.