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Ping Pong Parkinson PPP

It must be hard for you to believe, but the sport - table tennis, has medicinal properties that help slow the progression of the disease, for those dealing with Parkinson's.

Through table tennis the contestants can improve their daily functioning.

Don't doubt it and come enjoy, develop and improve your balance, hand-eye contact, the mass of muscles responsible for movement, stability and cognition, quickness of footwork, improving mobility and coordination... and of course being part of a cohesive, supportive and strengthening group of players.  It is never too late to join table tennis groups all over the country. The activity is for all competitors of all ages.

The Parkinson's Association in Israel initiates the establishment of table tennis clubs all over the country within the framework The benefits club for members of the association.
The program was initiated, led and developed by a former Parkinson's Pilot HA contestant Mr. Roni Gilboa, late of the settlement of Beit Hillel and a member of the management team at the Hermoni branch of the association, together with the trainers Shahar Gilad and Yishi Korliker.
Roni added Israel to the European Union and was elected as a board member of the union, Roni stuck his vision to the association's management and together we led the expansion of the project.

Today, about 300 ping pong players nationwide are active in the association.

To listen to an interview on Radio Kol Haqat with the player of the national team - Michal Yakont click here...

To establish a new ping pong community, you can contact the ping pong project team at the Parkinson's Association in Israel:

Michael Yacont – 054–9997635
Ofra Mark - 050–6875817

To join ping pong communities throughout the country, please contact the community managers:

June 2024 ball tournament

In a ball tournament on Friday 14/06/2024, the following won:

Tier A:

  • First Place Gold Ofra Marek - Maccabi Ramat Yitzhak
  • Second place silver Reuven Neve - Hapoel Jerusalem
  • joint third place Ben Zion Raidiboim– Hapoel Bat Yam, Alex Glaublach


Doctor Gav':

  • First Place Gold Benny Rosensky - Hapoel Jerusalem
  • Second place silver Enrico Zazinski  silicon
  • Third place  Yitzhak Shaham Krayot



  • First Place Gold Ofra Marek - Maccabi Ramat Yitzhak
  • Second place silver Miriam Ofer Hapoel Hapoel Lower Galilee
  • joint third place Nellie Weisbrot Hapoel Nof HaGilil, Mira Freundlich Hapoel Galil Tahtun

Israel Champions March 2024

The Parkinson's Association in Israel thanks all 60 Parkinson's contestants who came to compete in the Israeli Table Tennis Championship for Parkinson's Contestants 🏓

We are proud of the participation of hundreds of players across the country in table tennis activities for Parkinson's, and in light of the official announcement this week in the US, that playing table tennis greatly improves the health of those with Parkinson's.

Congratulations to the winners 🏅

echelon A: Champion of Israel Michael Kaban, Place Two Raidiboim Ben Zion, Third Shared by Ofra Mark, Zori Ezra Ilidis.

echelon B: Israeli champion Alex Glaubach, Crimson Alejandro Zeidman, common third Dr. Ilan Atlas, Benny Rozanski.

Thanks to the Maccabi Israel Sports Association - Chairman Ofir Pines, CEO, Naor Galili, Treasurer, Naor Barchel and Director of the Sports Department Orit Cooper.

Special thanks to the CEO of the Israel Table Tennis Association, Karin Neumann.

Expedition of the October 2023 World Championships

Summary of the competition
Meir Halfon from Ashdod won a gold medal⭐⭐⭐
Ofra Mark 2 bronze medals 1 silver⭐⭐
Hillel kept 2 bronze medals⭐⭐
Zuri Ildis 2 bronze medals ⭐⭐
Aryeh Sommer 1 bronze medal ⭐
Shlomo Unger 1 bronze medal ⭐️ 
Kudos to the amazing team that represented Israel with great respect🏆

The Israeli team for the World Championship - in Pula Croatia - 10/2022

Standing from right to left:
Yossi Harari-Afula, Shlomo Unger- Ramat Gan, Eli Cohen- Naharia, Miki Kahansius- Kinneret, Ronan Stein- RG, Michael Yakont-Shelfim, Ran Cohen- Kfar Yuval, Adv. Philip Feinberg- Binyamina

Sitting from right to left:
Bentzion Raidiboim-Bat Yam, Roni Gilboa-Beit Hillel, Varda Isavi-Nazareth, Aryeh Somer-Rehovot (Dr. Anat Robinson, team member is not in the picture)

Israel's national team for the World Championship in Pula, Croatia, September 2022

The World Championship is over and we have many champions from Israel:

In the Boster house, the consolation houses won:

Congratulations to the participants and winners, they are an example of coping with Parkinson's - it is possible!! They represented Israel and the association and brought great honor to all of us 🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

The association held the Israel Championship in Ramat Korizim 30 players participated in it.
Israel's champion for Parkinson's contestants is Ben Zion Raidiboim from Bat-Yim.
Israeli runner-up - Roni Gilboa from Beit Hillel.
The Israeli team for the World Ping Pong Championship is going out under the auspices of the association at the Sukkot 2022 festival with 12 players. We wish the players of the national team fun and success.

To view the inspiring personal story of singer Nenad Bach - a Parkinson's patient from Croatia who plays ping pong, click here...

To view the article from Haaretz newspaper, click here...

Table tennis for Parkinson's patients - to improve daily functioning

Any activity you do is welcome and can help. At the same time, there are activities that combine a large number of parameters and thus produce much more benefit, in particular, for those suffering from Parkinson's disease.

If you suffer from Parkinson's disease, you will not believe how quickly you start to feel and feel an improvement almost immediately, thus you deal better with the problem you suffer from as part of the Parkinson's challenges.

Ping pong training - at Maccabi Ramat Gan