Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Noah Gentner & Ashwin Patel
As humans, we all have an innate desire to play. Engaging in play can reduce stress, increase overall health and Wellness, improve brain function, and improve social skills. Among children, play is particularly beneficial, as it allows them to express themselves and begin to understand basic rules of socialization. An individual can engage in play alone or with several companions, in any type of weather, in both competitive and cooperative settings. One activity that allows for this freedom is Ping Pong. Ping Pong, also referred to as Table Tennis, is an extremely versatile mode of play, as it can be engaged in by as few as one person and as many as four at a given time. In ...