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What do Medicare Jet-Setters enjoy doing that causes them to move back and forth and shift their position rapidly? This thing also causes them to become competitive, laugh, or let a four-letter word slip from their mouth. When they do this thing poorly, they always say, "It has been a long time."

I am describing ping pong. Medicare Jet-Setters are loving playing the game again. All you need is to purchase a table, put your cars in the driveway to make room in your garage, and you have a ping pong party about to get underway.

The Killerspin brand of ping pong table is groovy. The one I purchased is easy to set up and folds up nicely to fit against the wall in your garage. You can buy these tables in just about any price range. I purchased the one that cost about $600.00, and it has proved to be worth every penny.

During these times of Covid, ping pong tables are selling like hotcakes. I could not find a single one in stock and ended up ordering on-line. A ping pong party (say that three times fast) makes perfect get-togethers during these unusual times. Invite a few people over, set up some lawn chairs in your garage, and stock your garage fridge or cooler with beer. Call the pizza delivery guy to bring the large size pizzas loaded with pepperoni and cheese. Bring Alexa into the mix and have her play music from the '50s, 60's, and 70s, and the party is on, Baby! No matter what level the player, everyone has fun. As a bonus, ping pong gets you moving and works on your eye-hand coordination.

Watching your friends play ping pong is also a study in getting to know them better. It will not take long to find out who is competitive, who can chill, and who can spew a few cuss words over a sport.

While researching ping pong, I found this one rule of the game that may be of great interest to you. Suppose anyone in the playing area is bleeding. In that case, play shall be suspended immediately and shall not resume until that person has received medical treatment, and all traces of blood have been removed from the playing area.

Quick Facts: - Ping Pong was once supposedly banned in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1950. Beginners can expect to burn between 200 to 350 calories if they play this game for an hour, and advanced players can burn up to 500 calories in the same hour.

As we baby boomers age, we want to stay sharp. Ping pong is good for the brain! Renowned physician, psychiatrist, and brain imaging expert Dr. Daniel Amen, calls table tennis "the world's best brain sport" because it is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, and is excellent for eye-hand coordination and reflexes. Table tennis also utilizes many different areas of the brain simultaneously as you are tracking the ball, planning shots, and strategies and figuring out spins.

If you want to try to beat me at ping pong, the challenge is on; message me, and the game is on.

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Ping Pong and the Killer Spin Ping Pong table get a Medicare Jet-Setter Groovy rating.

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