Based on a Roy Morgan study, 1
million people in Australia play table tennis - many of them at their
workplace. This comes at little surprise given that part of a company’s
standard interior in 2019 is a table tennis table to engage staff and promote
wellbeing. Companies like Google and Amazon run Friday afternoon table tennis
competitions to reward staff. The sport with a green table and the red and
black bats has proven to be an effective and inclusive tool to help staff
taking effective breaks from work to relax while catching up with colleagues.
Using innovative technology, Table Tennis Australia, the National
Sporting Body, is taking workplace ping pong to the next level and
launching the Table Tennis Corporate Cup in 2020. The competition focusses on promoting
diversity, inclusion and wellness in the workplace - getting the inactive
We believe table tennis can play a
significant role engaging, exciting and fostering communities within and
between companies. Table tennis is one of the most inclusive and accessible
sporting activities and I think we have a role to play in addressing growing
challenges in mental health, wellness and employee engagement.
The digital platform that drives
The Table Tennis Corporate Cup is run
through TryThis, a digital
sporting platform which provides the opportunity to expand the reach and
maximise scale of the Table Tennis Corporate Cup throughout Australia. Further,
the intuitive interface helps to enhance motivation among staff and provides
companies with the opportunity to track participation and engagement.
However, the app-based corporate
wellness program doesn’t finish within the organisation. Once the internal
competition is over, a networking ping pong competition takes place in all
major cities so that staff members can represent their company in a fierce
competition to become Australian Corporate Cup champion.
The Table Tennis Corporate Cup
keeps you moving
The digitalised program allows Table Tennis Australia to build a
valuable database to reengage participants of the sport at work with the
general table tennis community. This ensures that workplace wellness can lead
to a more active lifestyle in general and ultimately a healthier Australia.
If you think that your workplace should participate go to www.ttcorporatecup.com
or contact email@example.com
By Jamie Olsen,
President of Table Tennis Australia