POPP AKA Public Outdoor Ping Pong
Permanent, weatherproof outdoor ping pong tables for parks, campuses, residential developments and public spaces.
POPP is a pioneer of Ping Pong Placemaking. Spanning across Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore, POPP partners with its clients to cultivate community spaces defined by social recreation, authenticity and grassroots engagement.
The Flagship table is an incredibly robust 700kg / 1545lbs steel, outdoor ping pong table. Fully welded - even the net, securing footings and bat (paddle) and ball holder - there are no removable parts and consequently, no need to worry. The table is delivered with an industrial standard, single colour paint treatment (any colour) but it is originally designed to have artwork applied to its surface... Public Playable Art!
The Local is one of the toughest 'traditional' style outdoor table tennis tables. At 275kg / 610lbs, delivered flat-packed to be assembled on site by the client, the Local table is built from a robust, galvanised steel frame and SafetyNet with a hardwearing composite laminate table top (colour finishes available), bat (paddle) and ball holder and securing footings.
The Ephemeralist is a 315kg / 695lbs, welded and secure-fastened outdoor ping pong table with securing footings. This table is all about design. Classic, architectural and effortlessly minimal, the table is finished in a powdercoated single or dual colour surface treatment, includes a discreet bat (paddle) and ball holder and can be assembled in any location, indoors or outdoors.
Iconic design / shape (registered)
Welded one-piece unit (no removeable parts)
Fixed net, 100% steel, @1545lbs / 700kg
UV rated colours (single or custom)
Perfect for artwork on top and sides
8x securing footings for anchoring
Delivered via HIAB / boom and lift gate truck
Welded and secure-fastened frame
UV rated, compact laminate / HDPE top
275kg / @610lbs
4x securing footings for anchoring
Galvanised steel frame and fixed BounceBack net
Delivered on a pallet for self-assembly
Option to customise frame and net colour
Architectural, minimal design
Welded and secure-fastened frame, fixed net
100% steel, 315kg / @690lbs
Powdercoated, UV rated colours (single or dual colour)
Rigid, pyramidal frame structure for supreme strength
8x securing footings for anchoring
Delivered on a pallet for self-assembly
Indoor and outdoor installation
Ping Pong Placemaking
Ping pong placemaking is an exciting tool in the belt of property owners and managers, community development and engagement officers, parks and recreation departments, school, university and residential life managers, landscape architects, placemakers and place managers. And breathe out.
The breadth of placemaking opportunities gifted by a POPP table include but are not limited to:
• Informal, casual recreation opportunities (daily life)
• Community interaction and engagement opportunities (daily life)
• Competitive sporting tournaments (programming)
• Live artwork applications (programming)
• Evolving art exhibition space (programming)
• Table tennis and education skills development classes (programming)
Public Playable Art
The POPP Flagship and Ephemeralist tables are designed as canvases for artwork.
The POPP concept of Public Playable Art not only brings art, life, colour and authenticity into a community space, but it also creates - through the game of ping pong and the visual storytelling of an artist - a way to capture and develop the grassroots identity and brand of a place. Add to that the opportunity to engender artists and their networks with a sense of pride and ownership over a public space, and the POPP art concept starts to bloom.
Of course, the artwork concept is also an opportunity for customers to apply a logo, park name, motto, sponsor or donor message, or school emblem on the table. In this sense artwork is defined broadly.
"The ping pong table is our legacy to the Blacktown community... it is something that will be enjoyed by everyone in the community, encouraging them to get active and be social for many years to come."
REBEL HANLON, PRESIDENT, BLACKTOWN LIONS CLUB
"Public Outdoor Ping Pong (POPP) is one of the world’s fastest-growing recreational pursuits, with free-to-use tables enlivening public spaces and drawing people from all walks of life to share a game."
JADAH PLEITER, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, CARDINIA SHIRE COUNCIL
"I can’t think of a day I haven’t seen someone using them."
BRAD PETTIT, MAYOR, CITY OF FREMANTLE
"Number 1 in the Editor's Choice Outdoor Play Products - The Ephemeralist."
RICKY RAY RICARDO, EDITOR, ARCHITECTUREAU.COM
"The introduction of two outdoor table tennis tables has caused much interest and excitement. It is great to see the students being active and enjoying themselves."
PAUL LEECH, APPLECROSS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
"The table is going really well and the community love it. We have a local business that we have provided a stack of bats and balls and people can borrow equipment if they don’t have their own which has been popular."
NADINE WOOLDRIDGE, COORDINATOR, COMMUNITY LEISURE SERVICES, NILLUMBIK SHIRE COUNCIL
"[It] is an urban space development with many placemaking elements. We just never expected that the ping pong table would be the feature."
BEN MCCARTHY, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, LANDCORP
"The first table went so well that the university purchased two immediately, and then made plans to acquire a further two soon after."
EMMA JAKOBI, PROJECT MANAGER, CURTIN UNIVERSITY
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POPP seeks to deliver tables to site within 6 weeks from time of order.
The HERO table is fabricated from high grade steel and undergoes a comprehensive surface and paint treatment. The fully welded, one-piece table weighs approximately 700kg - there are no removable parts (including the securing footings, convenient racquet and ball holder and net) and consequently no need to worry.
The ICON table is fabricated from high grade steel and undergoes a comprehensive surface and powder coat treatment. The table weighs approximately 350kg, is welded and secured fastened and includes securing footings and a discreet racquet and ball holder. The ICON is delivered packed in a custom crate (7 pieces) and can be assembled in approximately 1 hour with 2-3 people.
The LOCAL table frame and net is fabricated from high grade steel and then hot dip galvanised for a comprehensive anti-corrosion finish. The table top is a compact laminate made specifically for all-year, covered outdoor use. The Local table weighs approximately 215kg and is delivered flat-packed on a pallet for self-assembly in approximately 1 hour with 2-3 people.
The HERO table is delivered to site as a fully-welded, one-piece unit normally via a HIAB truck (truck with hydraulic crane arm attachment). Where truck access to the final site location is not possible, POPP will prepare an alternative delivery plan that may include a pallet trolley, forklift or - in very rare circumstances - a crane, to position the table. POPP does not undertake the anchoring of tables however anchoring instructions are provided.
The ICON table is delivered to site packed in a protective crate via a tail-lift truck only. POPP does not undertake the assembly or anchoring of tables however ICON Assembly Guidelines and anchoring instructions are provided.
The LOCAL table is delivered to site flat-packed on a pallet via a tail-lift truck only. POPP does not undertake the assembly or anchoring of tables however LOCAL Assembly Guidelines and anchoring instructions are provided.
The cost of delivery is quoted on a case by case basis and depends on the table model, the quantity of tables and the location of and access to the final site. All Australian orders are shipped from our Australian workshop.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a delivery quote to your location.
There are a few different options for managing equipment at your POPP table:
Initially encourage local people to bring their own racquets and balls through education about the table and awareness campaigns. We know that as awareness grows, bringing their own equipment becomes a habit.
Weatherproof racquets and balls are available for purchase from POPP. These can then be stored in the free-to-access equipment holders on every table, noting that our evidence shows racquets are rarely stolen, lost or irreparably damaged. This is is also a great way of encouraging ‘spontaneous’ play within your community when the table is first installed.
Partner with a local cafe, library or community centre to loan or provide racquets and balls for free or with the supply of an identity card or deposit. There is of course scope to have a little note “bats and balls at the cafe” illustrated on the table top.
Where the table is located will determine the preferred option and POPP is happy to provide advice tailored to your location and community.
Please contact email@example.com to find out more.
Unlike concrete tables, POPP tables can be moved and relocated if landscaping, development or other applications so require it. Please note that POPP tables are not designed for regular relocations.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
POPP tables can be installed on new or pre-existing surfaces - the general rule of thumb is that the surface must be flat, level and hard-formed.
New or pre-existing surfaces may be paving, concrete, asphalt, crushed granite, crushed limestone, compacted material and soft-fall or recycled rubber surfaces.
Installation and assembly on most surfaces is a simple, fast and one-stage process. Please contact email@example.com if you have any site planning questions.
POPP outdoor ping pong tables are designed for parks, open spaces, retail and commercial precincts, schools, campuses and health and aged care facilities. An ideal place can be anywhere, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like to hear about the types of locations our tables have been installed.
All POPP tables conform to the International Table Tennis Federation specifications: 2740 x 1525 x 760mm h.
For urban placements, we recommend minimum and optimum playing areas. Please contact us at email@example.com for questions regarding recommended playing areas.