Ping Pong

Pensioners from across the planet compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. Eight players, from four continents, with seven hundred and three years between them, guide us through the extraordinary world of Veteran sports. Hugh and Anson Hatford’s film interweaves the competition with intimate and candid portraits that explore the hope, passion, prejudice, and immediacy of growing old.


  • **** “Delightful, hilarious and completely inspirational”  - Empire
  • **** “An unabashed crowd-pleaser bouncing between sweetly satirical and sincerely moving”  - Total Film
  • "Who could have imagined there were people over 100 years old with more passion and determination than most people 1/5th their age! The film is baffling, inspiring and sweet, and it's wonderful to see how ping-pong has transformed their lives." - Susan Sarandon


2012 / UK / Colour / English / 16:9 anamorphic presentation / Dolby Digital 2.0 / 76 minutes


Official Selection - HOT DOCS 2012


Produced & Directed by: Anson Hartford & Hugh Hartford



  • Extended and Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical trailer