There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship ping pong player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You do, however, get to post awesome trick shot compilation videos to YouTube, leaving the internet completely jealous of your skills with a paddle.
Sure, some random objects like a frying pan and a shovel make some sort of sense to use as a ping pong paddle replacement. But an iron? A kitchen knife? A wooden spoon? A rolling pin?
Everyone assumes that one day robotic arms will be dominating human opponents at the inevitable Cyber Olympics. If IBM’s research division has anything to say about it, flying drones could pose the bigger threat to mankind’s gold medal dreams.
If you weren’t lucky enough to land your dream job at a hip startup with free lunches and ping pong tables on every floor, Suck UK has your consolation prize with a set of three notebooks that double as a pair of paddles and a net for spontaneous table tennis matches.
You probably spent weeks trying to find the perfect furniture for your living room, so why just put any old ping pong table in your rec room? If you’ve got the room (and the money to hire movers) this table, including the net, is made from salvaged rails and lumber that one supported real trains.
Here's a new take on Beer Pong that makes the game appear more like traditional table tennis so you can play it with friends in your basement rec room while your parents are still in the house and none the wiser.
The next time you're stuck at an airport waiting for a delayed flight, instead of turning to your smartphone to pass the time, just make sure this cardboard version of table tennis is one of your carry-on items. In just seconds it can be unfolded and assembled into a working ping-pong table, complete with a cardboard…
How often do you find yourself interested in playing table tennis only to discover that small plastic ball either missing, crushed, or too sticky from a round of Beer Pong to bounce? The Sharper Image has the solution in the form of this $60 Virtual Pong game that projects a ball of light on the walls and ceiling,…
Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.
Even if you've got the table, some choice paddles, and enough room to play, a game of ping-pong can still be undone if you can't find a tiny plastic ball that isn't dented. Table tennis balls are notoriously easy to damage, rendering them useless to play with, which is what inspired Philipp Günther to create the…
Desks are the focal point of our work and creativity, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun, too. Like the You And Me Table, which offers both a fully-functioning table tennis surface and somewhere to work, too.
Unless you're an extremely good amateur or professional player, Ibrahim Hamato will probably beat you at table tennis. This Para Table Tennis player from Egypt has no arms, and holds his paddle with his mouth.
They said it couldn't be done, but Robb Godshaw has successfully found a way to make ping pong—truly man's greatest sport—even better. By introducing a rocking mechanism under the table, and high-powered flashes to throw off your opponent.
What do we have here? Just a boring table, right? Of course not! Google Creative Lead Ryan Vanderbilt is hiding something much more exciting in this custom conference furniture.
If you have ever watched a professional table tennis tournament (or Forrest Gump at least) you know that a two-person game can get completely insane. Now, imagine the mayhem that would ensue with up to 12 people battling it out at once. Thanks to designer Guenter Arndt and his modular table tennis system, this…