First of all: What exactly is Headis?
Headis (or header table tennis) was invented by sports student René Wegner in 2006. A rubber ball about the size of a handball is played only with the head on a table tennis table. By now, this trend sport already has a five-digit number of players.
The Ispo Award winning charity project Headição was originally initiated by the inventor of Headis, René Wegner, and his team. It has already been implemented in Brazil and the Dominican Republic. On 15th of January the project also started in Kaiserslautern. It helps disadvantaged children and young people (as well as refugees) to integrate into society and also motivates them to do sports.
The Peschla + Rochmes GmbH initiated together with René Wegner the integration project “Grübentälchen”. With the help of the donations received on the occasion of the company’s 30th anniversary it was possible to implement the project in a very short time.
After the first official workshop, the sport “Headis” will be supported by Mr Schady from ASZ (center for pedagogy of work and social affairs). Thus, the children and young people will be able to train regularly.
With the donations it was possible to purchase one outdoor and several indoor table tennis tables. Therefore, the training can take place all the year round. One of the tables was even designed by the graffiti artist Karl Cenz from Kaiserslautern.
The first workshop was a great success. Horst Peschla was convinced by the enthusiasm of the students and presented a donation of 1000 euros.