Ping Pong Tables
December 29, 2009
I've actually just recently made my table tennis table my home office desk, but this puts that to shame. Ryan Vanderbilt's Table&Tennis is more a fancy dining room table than a work table. Beautiful wood and detailing. I'm wondering if the finish on the wood causes the ping pong ball to skid though.
If, like me, this is a little out of your budget, click here for more traditional table tennis tables.
July 23, 2009
This amazing concept was designed by Tobias Franzel. From what we read, the concept has caught on and they'll be producing these. What a great idea, especially for those in small apartments or offices who want to get their ping pong fix but don't have the space.
June 20, 2009
A cool project out of MIT called PingPong Plus. "The surface that visually reacts to the game as it happens. Projectors work in conjunction with sensors that detect the movement of the ball, causing effects such as water ripples upon impact. The ball's motion also influences the rhythm of the accompanying music."
January 30, 2009
On Wednesday January 28, the New York exhibition space Nyehaus will present its first-ever invitational table-tennis tournament in conjunction with its current exhibition, "Rirkrit Tiravanija: Reflection," on view through February 21.
Celebrities of the ping-pong world, including Marty Reisman, the U.S. men's singles champion in 1958 and '60, and the identical twins Brad & Brandon Belle, will play matches against one other and with spectators on Tiravanija's mirrored, regulation-sized table, Untitled (The Future will be Chrome) (2008).
Should you choose to come and see the match, you'll be joined by art-worlders Phillipe Parreno, Pierre Huyghe, Liam Gillick, and Hans Ulrich Obrist -- puppet versions of whom appear on a grandstand installation surrounding the table.
In addition to Wednesday night's event, Filipino table tennis star Ernesto Ebuen will be available for private or group lessons for the duration of the exhibit.
Tiravanija's table was produced by Cumulus Studios, a company that collaborates with artists on functional outdoor objects.
From ArtInfo via NOTCOT
October 17, 2008
The Stiga STS375 provides tournament quality table tennis seen in the competition grade 3/4" blue top and 2" steel support apron. Lots of features are easy to move around any recreational area on 2" square steel self-opening legs and 5" silver mag ball-bearing wheels. In short the engineering features coupled with playback and storage positions add convenience with quality. Play the Best of your game on the STS375, a durable table equipped with extra-heavy duty chassis with cross brace steel supports and side panel. The table includes performace grade pivoting net and posts, as well as a full year limited warranty.
* Innovative table-tennis table with competition-grade 3/4-inch blue top
* Two-inch square self-opening legs and two-inch steel support apron
* Five-inch silver mag ball-bearing wheels and cross-brace steel supports
* Folds up halfway for individual practice or all the way for storage
* Measures 60 x 30 x 108 inches (W x H x D); one-year limited warranty
Check out the Stiga STS375 Table Tennis Table
October 15, 2008
You can work on your serve and smack forehands down the line on the Stiga® Edge Table Tennis Table. The 1/2-in playing surface gives competitors ample playing space, while the 1-in "U" legs and the chassis with support panel stabilize the table. The Stiga® table includes a 66-in net with posts.
* Chassis With Support Panel--Increases the sturdiness of the undercarriage.
* Playback Position--Allows you to practice by yourself.
* Storage Position--Provides an easy way to store the table when not in use.
* Storage: Playback and Storage Positions--
* Table Color: Black
Check out the Stiga Edge
October 13, 2008
Start up a table tennis tournament in minutes with the quick-to-assemble Stiga QuickPlay 1000 table tennis table (T8167), perfect for any rec room. Double wheel casters add mobility to this sturdy, easy-to-store game table. It features a 0.63-inch dark green top, 0.5-inch round legs for stability, and 2-inch double-wheel casters. The table conveniently features the playback position so you can practice by yourself, and a storage position that makes the table easy to store when not in use. Corner pads help to protect you from contact with the table during aggressive play. Other features include:
* Quick-to-assemble table tennis table, perfect for any rec room
* 0.63-inch dark green top, 0.75-inch steel support apron
* Double wheel casters add mobility, 0.5-inch round legs
* Playback position so you can practice by yourself
* Includes net and net posts
Check out the Stiga QuickPlay 1000 Table Tennis Table
July 22, 2008
We're having trouble figuring our whether this is available for sale yet, but it certainly looks pretty cool. The ping-pong tablecloth fits any size table (for the most part) and two adjustable clips to hold the net in the middle. Curious to see what material the tablecloth is made from and how the ball bounces. But judging from the pics, looks like it works pretty well. We don't have room in our house for a table, but I've been dying to play so maybe this is the answer!
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Mini-Tables & Conversion Tops ($100 range)
Park & Sun MTT Mini Table Tennis Table
Good for small spaces, or if your significant other doesn't want the living room dominated by a ping pong table (of all the nerve!). The Park & Sun MTT mini table offers the same playing action as a regulation table but at only 60" x 28" x 30". The 3/8-inch, MDF table top is blue, not green, and folds up neatly for easy storage. Plus it has a handy dandy Velcro lock and carrying handle for easy moving.
Stiga Duo Table Tennis Conversion Top
OK...maybe you've spent your "house real estate capital" getting a pool table into the house (BRAVO friend!), but you're itching to play ping pong. Have no fear, this puppy lets you convert your pool table into a table tennis table in minutes. It fits both 7- and 8-foot pool tables, and side strips help align top properly and sponge rubber strips protect rails and hold top firmly in place.
Medium Priced Ping Pong Tables ($250-400)
Competition Table Tennis Table
Have a little more dough (and space) to spend on your table? Try out this number. The Stiga is a great choice for the recreational player to fill that space in your family's game room. It sports a hard wood surface, which provides added responsiveness. Plus, one side can fold up for solo play.
Stiga Spyder Table Tennis Table
This table has built-in ball and paddle storage, a steel apron for added support and self-opening legs.
Butterfly TR21 Personal Rollaway Table Tennis Table
While this table is a little more expensive, its a great value for the money - providing a very impressive level of performance. The table sports a 3/4-inch wood table top, 1-1/2-inch steel railing rim, and 1-inch steel legs. The two safety levers on each table side provide an effective child safety feature. It folds into the playback and storage positions without removing the net and post, which are included. It also offers large, sturdy wheels for easy movement. It folds up to 74 inches high, 27 inches wide.
Medium/High-end Ping Pong Tables ($400-600)
Stiga Master Table Tennis Table
USATT-approved, the Stiga Master Table Tennis Table is a quick set-up and great for serious ping pong. It features a 0.75-inch tournament blue top, a heavy-duty chassis, and 3-inch ball-bearing casters for easy mobility. It also has the playback position so you can practice by yourself, and a storage position that makes the table easy to store when not in use. A nice extra...the corner pads help to protect you from contact with the table during aggressive play.
Prince PT200 Competitor Table Tennis Table
This table is really a recreational model, but it has reinforced braces on the sides for stability. In other words, its a great table for the recreational but very passionate table tennis player. The PT200, folds into a compact footprint for easy storage, is made of MDF.
High End Ping Pong Tables ($1,000+)
Killerspin Revolution Tournament Indoor Folding Ping Pong Table
Look...if you don't like this ping pong table, you just might not have a soul. OK, maybe that's a little overstated, but you certainly don't have an eye for cool design. You aren't going to see this table around all the time, its a state of the art, premium piece of equipment. It was specifically developed with professional competitions in mind, and has been used exclusively in the Killerspin Extreme and Spinvitational Tournaments. Its two piece table top construction makes set up a breeze, and the unique cutting edge base with its durable metal arched structure, was designed not only for its good looks, but for the superior stability it provides. One more bonus...I've actually seen this table used as a conference room table at a PR firm (David & Sam PR) - great idea and a lot of fun for the company I'm sure.
Killerspin True Blue Competition Indoor Folding Ping Pong Table
This may not have the lines of the Revolution, but those folks at KillerSpin don't put out shabby tables. To use their term, the True Blue is a "work horse competition table tennis table." If you're not a competitive player, this might not be the one for you, its really meant for tournaments, competitions, training and is the choice for institutional use. Killerspin designed the True Blue with quality and durability as the goal. And to show how much thought they put into it, there are Individually adjustable feet to give you a level-playing surface.