• Ping-Pong as the Fountain of Youth

    By WENDY LYONS SUNSHINE; MARCH 7, 2017   I returned home the other night exhausted, quadriceps aching, twinges in my foot, salty with sweat. My husband asked me how my evening was. Glorious, I told him. I had spent 90 minutes in a gym crammed with 10 Ping-Pong tables and assorted players, all coaxing and smacking […]

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  • US Dementia Rates Are Dropping

    NOV 21, 2016 Howard Gleckman,  CONTRIBUTOR to Forbes;  An important new national studyfinds that, after adjusting for age, Americans 65 and older are less likely to get dementia than in the past. The report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn (JAMA) confirms previous regional studies in the US as well as recent […]

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  • Why Ping-Pong is good for your brain

    Want better memory, attention, motor learning and moods? Ping-Pong may seem like a simple sport, but it brings a lot to the table.  April 18, 2016 Kasumi Ishikawa of Japan serves during a gold-medal table tennis match at the 2012 Olympics in London. (Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images) First, full disclosure: I love Ping-Pong. My family […]

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  • Charity pingpong tournament in Virginia Beach brings out the pros and the spectators

    VIRGINIA BEACH The two challengers faced off from each side of the pingpong table. Olympic Festival gold medalist and female pro Kim Gilbert wore a serious look and an “I Win” T-shirt. Greek national pingpong champion – and model – Ioanna Papadimitriou sported a coral tennis dress and a perfectly swishing ponytail. The ball volleyed […]

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  • Businesses, like Priority Toyota, get ping pong tables to improve productivity

    SEPTEMBER 9, 2016, BY WTKR Staff CHESAPEAKE, Va, – Recent trends from tech companies like Google are changing the business environment with fun additions to the workplace – like ping pong tables. Many companies have purchased ping pong tables to help employee morale and increase productivity. Priority Toyota brought in ping pong tables a few years […]

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  • M.E. Cox Center and Seton House add Ping Pong

    Seton House has a Pool Table.  M.E. Cox Center now has a new KETTLER Table Tennis table donated by Virginia Asset Group on behalf of PingPong.GIVES Charity Foundation. Both organizations will share their “play toys” and are planning activities, events and community service to benefit all!

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  • Is the Tech Bubble Popping? Ping Pong Offers an Answer

    By Zusha Elinson May 3, 2016 10:34 a.m. ET SAN FRANCISCO— Twitter ’s gloomy quarterly report last week unsettled investors. They might have anticipated trouble more than a year ago had they noticed one key indicator. Until late 2014, Twitter was regularly ordering ping-pong tables from Billiard Wholesale, a store in San Jose, Calif. Then, […]

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  • Ping Pong Bringing Students Together

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — LaSalle Blanks, WVEC April 18, 2016     It might be the most important rally in ping pong. Ken Lees and his nonprofit organization Ping Pong for Charity are trying to use ping pong to foster friendships and more interaction between different groups of kids in some of our schools. “That’s […]

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  • School Ping Pong Clubs Create ‘Battle of Paddles’ Event, Scholarships

    April 15, 2016 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Local High Schools will be competing in the first annual Monarch Bank Battle of the Paddles School Ping Pong and Scholarship Events this Saturday, April 16th. Kellam High School, who is hosting the first ever event, is also one of the 5 Virginia Beach High Schools competing and […]

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  • Holland House Adds Table Tennis Program for their “Silver Pongers”

    April 8, 2016 – Virginia Beach, VA. Activity Director, Jean Neice of the the Holland House Senior Apartments couldn’t be more excited to bring Table Tennis to her residents and community.  “Our residents have much to do, and now, thanks to PingPong.GIVES, we are able to not only offer another activity, but we’re able to […]

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