Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Table Tennis Tables



Part of me feels a little sorry for kids growing up these days, because when I was a little brat growing up, there was something that today’s kids will most probably never get to experience, and that is youth clubs! Now it can’t just be the UK that is seeing more and more of these sorts of after school activity clubs closing down, and that is a shame because it was  at one of these after school clubs that I got to play my first ever game of table tennis! But these days you can play the game anywhere in video game form, but that means people might be missing out on all these…

 


Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Table Tennis Tables


 

Skip made into a table tennis game
Skip made into a table tennis game

10 – If you play rubbish, blame the table!

This was first seen in my post “Top 10 Best Things Made With Refuse Skips” and is still a great idea, although I would imagine the cost of a rubbish skip would be far more than a humble table tennis one. But if you happen to have one lying around it is a great idea!

Floating table tennis game for swimming pool
Floating table tennis game for swimming pool

9 – Make diving shot more fun!

If you are lucky enough to own your own swimming pool or at least know of someone with one then you might want to consider buying this floating pool pong table. You might well ask what the difference is between ping-pong and table tennis? Well, it seems table tennis is the official name of the sport, and ‘Ping Pong’ was what it was called when it first started up by people and players because of the sound it made while being played!

Door made into a table tennis game
Door made into a table tennis game

8 – The games room in limbo

The only reason that this games room is in limbo is because the table tennis game is, in fact, the door itself! For those of us with smaller homes, this might well be the one for us. I have to add that this really is very creative and born of pure genius.

Conference table made into a table tennis game
Conference table made into a table tennis game

7 – The Office Down Time

If like me you spend a lot of time in an office then you might want to consider one of these luxury table tennis games, that also doubles up as a conference table! Not only is it a great little space saver it also looks incredible! But won’t the ping-pong balls mark the surface?!

Outdoor table tennis game
Outdoor table tennis game

6 – Fun in the sun

With an amazing looking exposed aggregate concrete table this outdoor table by Henge and nothing but amazing. Built to last, and also made to an Olympic standard and measurements, they really are a thing of both practicality and beauty.

Spider-Man table tennis game
Spider-Man table tennis game

5 – The Ping Pong Slinger!

Being a nerd I love most things Sci-Fi, and it will come as no surprise that I find this spider-man themed table tennis table nothing short of incredible! It was made by Eleven Ravens and they are the Worlds leading table tennis table maker, and they make 99% of all ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) and Olympic tables. Oh, my I love this so much!

Mirror table tennis game
Mirror table tennis game

4 – Power shots might give you 7 years bad luck!

Made by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija this regulation sized Ping-Pong table is made entirely of mirrors! He made this table for the 2009 art exhibition in Nyehaus gallery, New York, USA and brought along superstar table tennis player Ernesto Ebuen to play against visitors!

interactive table tennis game
interactive table tennis game

3 – The future

This might well be a concept product at the moment, but technology is changing so fast it will soon become a very real thing. This interactive table not only tells you the score on itself, but it can also help professional players by showing where the ball “pinged” and “ponged” meaning the player can refine his or her game to Olympic standard levels.

Puma Blackout Table Tennis Game
Puma Blackout Table Tennis Game

2 – The best of the rest

With black ash wood legs, matte black laminate surface, white powder-coated metal frame, and a steel mesh net it just doesn’t get any more high-end than this. With a price tag at just over £1250 it can stay high-end as well. But it is definitely a thing of beauty.

Table tennis game made from pipe
Table tennis game made from pipe

1 – Pipe Pong Table

Table tennis just doesn’t get any cooler than this amazing looking ping-pong pipe. Not only does it add new elements and shot opportunities, it also gives the game a more updated and modern look. The World changes all the time and it is always best to change with it.

62 thoughts on “Top 10 Unusual and Amazing Table Tennis Tables”

  1. My friend used to have a table tennis carpet! It was not much good as a table, but it was still very cool.

  2. The biggest problem with playing table tennis is people who do the fast serve, I hate those guys.

  3. Really the tables are just looking fabulous and amazing too means no one can think that table can be set up in the swimming pool too means the idea is just unique and interesting too. I am just obliged to read this. Keep on posting new and interesting things like this.

  4. Wow.It’s a new concept and this table tennis tables are really cool and perfect. Specially Mirror table tennis game and Floating table tennis game for swimming pool.

  5. I would love to try the pipe one, looks awesome. As for the mirror one all I can say is ouch. Staring into that on a hot sunny day would really fry the eyes.

  6. My neighborhood is fairly quiet. Not many kids in the area right by me. Other than about 10 or so kids on a nearby street my boy at 20 is the youngest. We do live across the alley from a grocery store so the alley traffic is busy. Also we tend to have semi trucks going down our street for deliveries. But we are only two blocks from a large park and a lake so I have nothing to complain about.

  7. I never really played table tennis much. My parents never let me go to an after school club. I was with mom before turning 8 and with dad at work after that. They do have youth clubs here that many parents use for after school and summer. Maybe it is just the UK, ours in America at least by me are going strong. My favorites are the pool and the tube ones.

  8. I’ve played some ping pong in my time, not expert but more for fun. I’m not sure which I could choose as my favorite, they all have their own quirks. I think a lot of youth clubs were funded by the city or town and the bean counters didn’t think it was a good use of “their” money. They don’t seem to understand that having a place for kids to go after school is very important. They also see a different attitude and atmosphere there – a positive one.

  9. All of them are great. But there’s no way I could have the mirrored table tennis table. I can’t even have a glass coffee table. I’d break it!

  10. I was talking to someone over on G+ that was telling me that the professional players could hit the ball 150 times+ per minuet! Now that is super fast. Where you anywhere near that?

  11. My son thought the pool one was a pretty good idea because the ball wouldn’t go far if it missed the table… it would just float! 🙂 No.1’s pretty cool, certainly different! 🙂

  12. I went to a YMCA rec camp for a year and–YES!–ping pong was pivotal. Taking into account my poor hand-eye coordination I cannot help but wonder if the mirrored table would help or hinder.

    I also dig the “Murphy Bed” of ping pong tables (#8) but it looks as if one of the competitors may have to play in the hallway and God-help-you if you’re apartment’s by the stairs. #6 looks like the countertop in my dream kitchen!

  13. Agreed, the concrete one is amazing, I would love to see more of that type of public table tennis as I think it would give kids and professionals somewhere nice to play.

  14. Ah… ping pong. We had a full sized table that also served as a solo game by folding one side up. If you folded both sides up, you could store it in a remarkably small space.

    I remember having a lot of fun playing against my father and my sister.

    I’m thinking that the mirror surfaced table could be problematic if you eyes tried to watch the ball and the reflection at the same time.

    My all around favorite of this batch of top 10 things is the concrete table. Weather and time (mostly) resistant, you could have a pick-up game whenever you want!

  15. Swimming mainly because that’s all I’ve done really. My focus has been music so I haven’t really been able to play sports. I’ve done hockey and netball when boarding at school and got a little too aggressive so it was a good thing it was only for a term :p

  16. We have one here at Thornby similar to 7, but I hate table tennis :p Nobody even uses it. But it still is dusted everyday. Come play on it Mr Deasley!

  17. I played a lot of Saturday morning ping pong as a kid at our YWCA. Brought back some happy memories! It’s still a fun game even though I haven’t played it in years. 🙂

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