Public Outdoor Ping Pong
POPP a.k.a. Public Outdoor Ping Pong makes permanent, weatherproof outdoor ping pong tables for parks, open spaces and schools in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. A pioneer of Ping Pong Placemaking, POPP cultivates community spaces defined by social recreation, authenticity and grassroots engagement.
"We are driven by our goal to see people of all ages, genders, and skill levels outdoors, interacting and having fun through ping pong." - POPP
The Ephemeralist is a 695 lbs, welded and secure-bolted outdoor ping pong table with secure footings. This table is all about design. Classic, architectural, and effortlessly minimal, the table is finished in a single or dual color surface treatment and can assembled in any location, indoors or outdoors.
The Flagship table is an incredibly robust 1,545 lbs steel outdoor ping pong table. Fully welded - even the net, securing footings, and bat and ball holder - there are no removable parts, and consequently, no need to worry. The table is delivered with an industrial standard, single color paint treatment (any color), but it was originally designed to have artwork applied to its surface. Public playable art!
The Local is one tough "traditional" style outdoor table tennis table. At 610 lbs, delivered flat-packed to be assembled on site by the client, the Local table is built from a robust galvanized steel frame and BounceBack net with a hard wearing composite HDPE table top and securing footings. Ask us about customized frame colors.
POPP offers a unique placemaking tool that is squarely focused on cultivating more engaged and connected communities. Whether your POPP table is within the heart of downtown, at your local park, or in an urban square, it's for everyone to use. No stereotypes, no restrictions, and no stigma - that's what great community spaces are all about!
Ping Pong is a fast-paced game over a short distance - the speed, spin, and placement of the ball requires players to have gross and fine muscle movements. The constancy and repetition of a rally and the tactical strategies inherent to the game not only keeps your brain sharp - it keeps your body agile and your blood pumping!
The POPP Flagship table is designed as a canvas for artwork. Public playable art has many benefits - here are just a few of them:
1. It transforms each POPP Flagship table into something unique, colorful, and interesting.
2. It engenders artists, designers, and communities with a sense of pride and ownership over a public space.
3. It reduces incidences of graffiti vandalism.