Ping-pong brings LIFE together
The aim of the project
The purpose of the project is to carry out a 30-day healthy lifestyle challenge and organize a sporty, playful and fun ping-pong month, which invites the university employees and students to find table tennis tables in public urban spaces, map their locations and capture a moment of their table tennis game in the form of a photo in a specific image hosting site, thus adding time as well as the coordinates of the ping-pong table. University staff and students can invite colleagues and friends to play. ELU team members should also find sponsor(s) from whom to receive raffle prizes for participants. The event focuses on popularizing an active lifestyle, introducing table tennis as a sport that can be practiced for free by absolutely anyone who is even slightly interested in this game. The purpose of the table mapping is to find out the ping-pong tables located in public, semi-public (e.g. shopping centers) and shared urban spaces which could be used in the future by anyone who is interested. Also, map the most popular public ping-pong table among the TLU staff and students. A feedback survey will be conducted among the participants to find out what motivates them to use publik table tennis tables, what are the main obstacles to playing table tennis in public spaces, and to collect suggestions how the university and the local municipality can contribute even more to popularization of outdoor table tennis .
During the project, the student learns how to plan and organize a public event as a unified team, experiences the importance of teamwork, develops various sectoral skills, for example in the areas of action plan preparation, economic and time management, marketing, communication and video making, and also students will learn how to prepare a project report. Students will also gain valuable experience in communicating and negotiating with cooperation partners, sponsors, university employees and foreign students.