Councils 


Connect and engage your community with free-to-use POPP outdoor table tennis tables.
    With age, skill and ability no barrier to play - plus the gender-equal nature of the game - table tennis’ spontaneous ‘pick up and play’ nature provide communities ongoing, daily active-social opportunities.
    On top of their community-driven use - with the help of POPP’s Play Daily Activation Programme, local governments can layer both table tennis and place-activation programming (including transforming the table into Public Playable Art) to ensure every table hits above their average!



On this page - you will learn about:

  1. Play Daily - our table tennis table-led place activation programme 12 years in the making!
  2. Made for Play - our evidence-based place scorecard that identifies and scores the activation and engagement strengths and weaknesses of an outdoor community space.
  3. Public Playable Art - an introduction to and explainer of the concept of DIY public playable art we introduced way back in 2010.
  1. HERO (and HEROall) - our most popular outdoor table tennis table for public parks and community spaces.
  2. Council FAQs - some of our most commonly asked questions from our council customers.




Since 2010, POPP has grown to become a placemaking staple. Our tables are featured in communities across Australia - including:


Amaroo Park, NSW
Arthur Park, NSW
Asquith Park, NSW
Berkely Neighbourhood Centre, NSW
Blacktown Civic Plaza, NSW
Borambola Sport & Recreation Centre, NSW
Burwood Park, NSW
Buttenshaw Park, NSW
Byron Bay Skatepark, NSW
Cabarita Park, NSW
Cirillo Reserve, NSW
City Park Griffith, NSW
Corrimal Memorial Park, NSW
Corrimal Memorial Park, NSW
District Park at Cliftleigh Meadows, NSW
Dutton Lane, NSW
Edmondson Park, NSW
Elara Reserve, NSW
Everton Road Pocket Park, NSW
Formosa St, Drummoyne, NSW
Francis Ryan Reserve, NSW
Granville Place, NSW
Henley Park, NSW
Howard Park, NSW
Jacaranda Square, NSW
Julia Reserve Youth Precinct, NSW
Keith Smith Park, NSW
Kingscliff Foreshore, NSW
Koonoona Park, NSW
Lawson Town Square, NSW
Lidcombe Rememberance Park, NSW
Lighthouse by Meriton, NSW
Lowe Square, NSW
Luna by Meriton, NSW
MacLean Sports Centre, NSW
Macquarie University, NSW
Mascot Central, NSW
Meadowbank Skate Park, NSW
Northcote Park, NSW
Orchard Park, NSW
Park One Apartments, NSW
Peakhurst Park, NSW
Penguin Park, NSW
Pole Depot Park, NSW
Queen Elizabeth II Park, NSW
Reserve 777, NSW
Retro Lane Cafe, NSW
Riverstone Park, NSW
Riverwood Wetlands Playground, NSW
Ron’s Creek Open Space, NSW
Rozelle Rail Yard, NSW
Sovereign Place Town Centre, NSW
Spence Park, NSW
Spring Farm Park, NSW
St. Ives Village Green Precinct, NSW
Storey Park Community Centre, NSW
Waitara Park, NSW
Woodstock Park, NSW
Yerradhang Nguru Park, NSW







With our Play Daily Activation Programme, POPP guarantees the best outcome for every community POPP table.
     The programme encourages and enables daily table tennis through an easy to adopt, step-by-step guide for councils and community partners. Presented as a programme of instructive initiatives, scheduled over a two year period, the programme shares an evidence-based toolkit to activate, promote and support every public POPP table and table tennis community.   
     Through the development of a sustainable and strong place identity, Play Daily connects community members and table visitors to free-to-play table tennis and offers communities an engaging, activated placemaking feature.
      Delivering a successful Play Daily programme will result in sustained place activation and community engagement through:


  • A known outdoor table tennis table;

  • Community-knowledge of the BYO equipment nature of outdoor table tennis; 

  • Pick Up and Play games with a fun-first, friendly environment;

  • Table Locals as it becomes a place for regular players or to meet, connect and play together - both casually and competitively.




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Made for Play


Planning where to put a POPP table?
     With over 1500 community installations, we have acquired a mountain of evidence around what place dynamics matter most in creating a successful outdoor table tennis location.
     And we are more than happy to share it through our Made for Play place scorecard.
Made for Play helps councils and community partners better understand their space or space options by identifying and scoring various place dynamics (in short - everything that make up that particularly physical space; they are specific to the location, environment and community which means the place dynamics of every space are unique, too!).
     Calculating your Made for Play score will involve identifying the key features of the place dynamics including:


  1. Man-made features in or near the playing area
  2. Natural features in or near the playing area
  3. Amenities and other community elements and places within walking distance
  4. Complementary facilities that exist (or are planned to exist) near the space
  1. Current users
  2. Current uses
  3. Desired users
  4. Desired uses
  5. Activation and engagement inhibitors
  6. Activation and engagement opportunities




TO FIND OUT MORE, PLEASE EMAIL ONE OF OUR TEAM AT INFO@POPP.WORLD






Public Playable Art


Through community-driven artwork, the concept of Public Playable Art POPP brings life, colour and authenticity into a community space. Utilising POPP tables as a canvas, and collaborating with local artists and designers, councils are able to develop a grassroots place identity that is both unique, appealing and a captive means for visual story-telling.
     Designed for DIY (Do It Yourself) Artwork, all POPP tables can have original artwork, typography, patters, logos, mottos, slogans and messages applied to their surface. DIY Artwork is applied or coordinated by the customer onsite after delivery using the DIY Artwork guidelines and checklists supplied with every table.









Hot Tip!


For the best results - create artwork for the sides and net only - keeping the playing surface clear for players from the casual to the (highly) competitive!  Want some inspiration? Here a few awesome artists that have created Public Playable Art on POPP tables:

Tim Meakins
Minna Leunig
Nude Design Studio
Sean Morris
Mulga
Ignacio Querejeta







What is the most popular table in Australian councils?
Hands down - the HERO (and HEROall).




Other than being a fully welded 700kg of 10mm steel with an industrial paint-system!
There are a few good reasons it is our most popular table:

  1. Australian made with Bluescope Steel
  2. No assembly required
  3. Choice of colour
  4. A permanent and weatherproof
  1. DIY Artwork ready
  2. Renowned POPP build quality
  3. Engineer-certified and backed by the 5+2 year warranty
  4. Heavy duty construction



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