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Sports are a great way to stay active. They are beneficial for your health both physically and mentally. It’s a time where you can relieve stress from a hard day’s work, or just go out and have fun. It’s a social environment filled with like-minded people to connect with.
You may be sitting there reading this thinking, “What’s your point?” or, “Yes, it was great when I was younger, but how does that apply to me now?” Well, I’m here to answer that for you.
The Hot Docs festival in Toronto has recently brought in an abundance of new movies to showcase, one of which is Ping Pong – “a documentary about competitive players aged 80-plus battling it out on the international table tennis circuit,” writes The Toronto Star.
It’s true. I’m not making this up. This inspiring movie follows the journey of eight different players, as they prepare for the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Hartford, the movie director, told the Star, “One of the things I’ve learned over the last three years spending time with them is they don’t think of themselves as old,” he said. “Their age doesn’t come into play with how they define themselves. It’s about attitude.”
And it is. So, shine your shoes, blow the dust off the table (if you have one), grab a paddle and start practicing! There is a world of opportunity out there, for any age; it’s all about finding what’s right for you.
Click below to watch a preview of the inspiring documentary: Ping Pong