How to play table tennis with your head

May 11, 2017 3:34 pm Last Updated: May 11, 2017 3:34 pm

Usually in table tennis you’d avoid getting hit in the head with the ball, small as it is.

Turns out, there’s a whole sport where that’s the game. And it’s called Headis.

The rules are similar to table tennis, except you use your head instead of a paddle and a bigger ball (16 cm), and you’re allowed to touch the table with any part of your body.

You play to 11 points and 2 sets, and a player has to be up 2 points to win a set.

This is not just table tennis with headers 💪💪Credit: ViralHog

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This heady game was invented about a decade ago by a sports science student named René Wegner, who wanted to play soccer but couldn’t find an open field. So he and his friend took over a table instead and knocked the ball back and forth with headers. Two years later, Headis was added to the sports program at the university he was studying at in Germany.