Ping Pong

PBS Premiere: Sept. 9, 2013Check the broadcast schedule »

Links & Books


Ping Pong
In addition to reviews and information about the film and filmmakers, the site includes exercise activity posters and resources to help you organize an event.

The Britdoc Foundation
A not-for-profit film foundation in the UK, BritDoc conducted an exemplary outreach campaign for Ping Pong and produced a free lesson plan to accompany the film. The lesson plan can be accessed on the Doc Academy website, a site conceived by BritDoc and designed by and for teachers to provide lesson plans for non-fiction films.


Active Aging

Age Of Champions
The website for this documentary offers general information on healthy aging for seniors and becoming an athlete after age 50.

American Association Of Retired Persons
This membership and advocacy organization for Americans 50 and older provides a wide range of resources and information related to health and active aging.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention: Healthy Aging
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on healthy aging and related issues and services.

Frontline: Living Old
The website for this Frontline series features stories of diverse elders and their families as they face a range of life (and death) choices.

Athletic Competition

National Senior Games Association
In addition to information about athletic competitions for athletes over age 50, this site includes health and fitness resources and recommendations.

SPiN Galactic
SPiN Galactic is a network of ping-pong night clubs where anyone can play ping pong, eat, drink, socialize, and host events. Owned and created by Franck Raharinosy, Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Bricklin and Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, SPiN can be found in New York, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Toronto and Dubai.

Team USA Table Tennis
The website of the official sanctioning organization for competitive ping pong in the United States includes information about clubs, events, rules and player rankings. The U.K. Veterans Table Tennis Society, is a similar organization for players over 40. There are also Veterans Table Tennis associations in Australia, Sweden and New Zealand (where the 2014 World Veterans Table Tennis Championships will be held).

Ping Pong Therapy

Sport And Art Educational Foundation: Table Tennis Therapy Program
The first and only U.S. table tennis therapy program is located in Los Angeles, California and is designed for seniors with early stage Alzheimer's and various forms of dementia.