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
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!
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.