Australia's Number 1 Outdoor Table Tennis Table

   Australia’s original outdoor ping pong table: permanent, weatherproof and iconically colourful.

        Cultivate fun, active and inclusive community spaces by making one of the most playable games in the world - the most accessible.



HERO


A bold, beautiful and incredibly
tough park HERO.

  • 700kgs steel
  • choice of colour
  • no assembly required
  • fixed net
  • permanent installation
  • 2.74 (l) x 1.525 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

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The HERO Outdoor Table Tennis Table By POPP
THE HERO TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



ICON



A contemporary, urban ICON
with industrial strength.

  • 350kgs steel
  • choice of colourway
  • designed for all spaces*
  • fixed net
  • permanent installation
  • 2.74 (l) x 1.525 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

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The ICON Outdoor Table Tennis Table By POPP
THE ICON TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.






HEROall



All the hallmarks of the HERO table plus improved wheelchair accessibility.

  • 650kgs steel
  • choice of colour
  • no assembly required
  • fixed net
  • new design for improved wheelchair accessibility
  • permanent installation
  • 2.74 (l) x 1.525 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

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The HEROall Outdoor Table Tennis Table By POPP
THE HEROALL TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




HEROair



The HEROair reimagines table
tennis for the outdoors.

  • 190kgs aluminium
  • Yellow Edition
  • flat-packed
  • simple assembly in any location
  • fixed net
  • permanent installation
-    2.74 (l) x 1.5 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

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The HEROair Outdoor Table Tennis Table By POPP THE HEROAIR TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.






POPP Customers + Collaborators


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Greystar Logo
Nike Logo
Designboom Logo
University of California, Irvine Logo
City of Walla Walla Logo
Vida Logo
GQ Logo
Oyster Logo
Design Milk Logo
Olympics Logo
ITTF Logo
Downtown OKC Logo
Mathworks Logo
The City of Asheville Logo
City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Logo
Florida State University Logo
SWA Logo
Reebok Classic Logo
Architecture AU Logo
American Campus Communities Logo
Banner Health Logo
Core Spaces Logo
The Guardian Logo
UC San Diego Logo
Urbanest Logo
Texas Instruments Logo
The Student Hotel Berlin Logo
BKSK Logo
Brooklyn Bridge Park Logo
Great Parks of Hamilton County Logo
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Australia's Number 1 Outdoor Table Tennis Table

Ping Pong Placemaking


POPP outdoor ping pong tables breathe life into public and private spaces through ping pong, vibrant colours, artwork, physical activity and social connectivity - we call it Ping Pong Placemaking.
Together with other placemaking and community-building strategies, POPP tables help create authentic, active and engaging outdoor spaces that generate real and measurable value for communities.


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Increases nearby property values by up to 22%*1
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$1 of investment in public space equates to $20.84 worth of economic benefit*2
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Fosters inter-community connectivity and cultivates long-term engagement
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Reduces crime and violence rates and creates safer places to play and relax*3
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When inactive adults become active, $76.6bn of potential healthcare savings emerge*4
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Attractive communities are where people want to live, work and play*5
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Increases views and place visitation from Google maps through 'places of interest'.
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Creates destination place 'hubs'. (FYI - on average approximately 2 POPP tables are ordered per location in Australia.)

 

 

1 Trust for Public Land, "Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System," April 2009 2 National Institute of Justice, “Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods - Does It Lead To Crime?”, February 2001. 3 Trust For Public Land, “Economic Benefit Reports”. 4 Medibank Private, "The Cost of Physical Activity. What is the Lack of Participation in Physical Activity Costing Australia?", August 2007. 5 UN Habitat, "For a Better Urban Future"


DIY Artwork


In 2010, POPP pioneered the concept of Public Playable Art. Since then, 'artworked' POPP tables have generated a multitude of benefits for communities. Designed for DIY (Do It Yourself) Artwork, the HERO and ICON tables can have original work, typography, contrasting block colours or patterns, logos or slogans applied to their surfaces.
DIY Artwork is applied or coordinated by the customer onsite after delivery, through local artists, inhouse designers or signwriters. All relevant information, guidelines and checklists for DIY Artwork preperation and application are included in the DIY Artwork Guidelines - available on request.


Artist Collaborators


POPP Table Locations


Join our growing community of public ping pong parks across Australia.





NSW


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


VIC


14 Frith St, Brunswick, VIC
Balwyn Park, VIC
Bayview Park, VIC
Beaton Reserve, VIC
Bentleigh Hodgson Reserve, VIC
Berbert Park, VIC
Blue Rock Lake Playground, VIC
Botanica Park, VIC
Box Hill Gardens, VIC
Brimbank City Council, VIC
Bulleke-Bek Park, VIC
Bunjil Place Playground, VIC
Carlson Reserve, VIC
Carnegie Rail Reserve Park, VIC
Caroline Springs, VIC
Centenary Reserve, VIC
Clayton Station, VIC
Curlew Community Park, VIC
Dandenong Park, VIC
Debney Park, VIC
Docklands City Park, VIC
Docklands Terminal, VIC
Edinburgh Gardens, VIC
Ferntree Business Park, VIC
Frankston City Council, VIC
Gilpin Park, VIC
Glenroy Skate Park, VIC
Heatherbrae Recreation Reserve, VIC
Heatherton Road Recreation Space, VIC
HV Jones Reserve, VIC
IYU Recreation Reserve, VIC
Jackson Court Park, VIC
Joyce Park, VIC
Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, VIC
Kelly Park, VIC
Kelynack Reserve, VIC
Levi Park, VIC
Lyndarum North Park, VIC
Manningham Civic Centre, VIC
Margot Circuit Reserve, VIC
Monash Civic Centre, VIC
Mont Albert Reserve, VIC
Moorabbin Reserve, VIC
North Richmond Futsal Court, VIC
North Williamstown Station Precinct, VIC
Peregrine Reserve, VIC
Peter Scullin Reserve, VIC
Play Park 257, VIC
Raleigh St Pop-up Park, VIC
Robinvale Riverside Caravan Park, VIC
Rotary Park, VIC
Springvale Community Precinct, VIC
The Flockmill, VIC
The Lakes Reserve, VIC
Victory Park, VIC
Village Green Playground, VIC
Village Park at Harpley, VIC
Waverley Park, VIC


WA


Alan Anderson Reserve, WA
Allendale Park, WA
Allure Estate, WA
Beaton Park, WA
Bullsbrook Community Centre, WA
Burtonia Gardens, WA
Calleya Estate, WA
Capel Park, WA
Chianti Estate, WA
Cobalt Park, WA
Cockburn Coast, WA
Cracknell Park, WA
Curtin University, WA
Dawes Park, WA
Edith Cowan University, WA
Ellen Stirling Park, WA
Ellenbrook Community Library, WA
Embargo Bar, WA
Enex Perth, WA
Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza, WA
Garvey Park, WA
Geneff Park, WA
Geraldton Aquarena, WA
Gosnells Town Centre, WA
Halesworth Park, WA
Hawkeswood Boulevard Park, WA
Joynton Park, NSW
Lockhart Park, WA
Mahogany Reserve, WA
Mary Lindsay Park, WA
Mason Green Estate, WA
Meadow Springs, WA
Neil Hawkins Park, WA
Newstead Park, WA
Noranda Sporting Complex, WA
Northam Youth Precinct, WA
Northerly Park, WA
Onslow Skate Park, WA
Osprey Waters Foreshore Reserve, WA
Picnic Cove Park, WA
Rosalie Park, WA
Shire of Menzies, WA
Sienna Wood Feature Park, WA
Sill Park, WA
South Hedland Town Centre, WA
Suffolk Park, WA
The Vista Alkimos, WA
Willetton Public Open Space, WA


QLD


100 Wickham St, QLD
Albert River Park, QLD
Alsatia Park, QLD
Amity Park, QLD
Baringa Town Square, QLD
Blatchford Reserve, QLD
Boxwood Court Park, QLD
Capestone, QLD
Carnation Park, QLD
Castledine Urban Village, QLD
Chambers Park, QLD
Clonclurry Shire Council, QLD
Coast Watchers Youth Space, QLD
Corcoran Park, QLD
Everleigh Estate, QLD
Flagstone, QLD
Florey Park, QLD
Grand Linear Park, QLD
James Cook University, QLD
Leslie Patrick Park, QLD
Mt Gravatt TAFE, QLD
North Harbour, QLD
Pallara Central Park, QLD
Penson Park, QLD
Pioneer Park, QLD
Queensland Tennis Centre, QLD
Quota Memorial Park, QLD
Raby Bay Esplanade, QLD
Redcliffe Parkour Park, QLD
Sugarbowl Mackay, QLD
Sylvia Gibbs Park, QLD
The Link, Victoria Point, QLD


SA


Felixtow Reserve, SA
Fullarton Park, SA
Glandore Community Centre, SA
Kapunda Town Square, SA
Loxton Riverfront, SA
St Clair Youth Precinct, SA
St. Clair Recreational Facility, SA
Syd Jones Reserve, SA
Tanunda Recreation Park Play Space, SA
Torrens University, SA
Waikerie Nature Play Park, SA
Woodcroft Park Resreve, SA


ACT


Latin American Plaza, ACT
Woden Town Square, ACT
Whitlam Estate, ACT
Dickson Shopping Centre, ACT
Moncrieff CRIP, ACT
ANU CECs Courtyard, ACT


TAS


Burnie Civic Plaza, TAS
Kangaroo Bay Parkland, TAS
Marine Terrace Plaza, TAS
Riverbend Park, TAS
UTAS Launceston, TAS


Health + Fitness


Ping pong is both a brain game and incredibly physical. Featuring a fast-paced mix of aerobics, strategy and hand-eye coordination, ping pong combines both physical and mental exercise to achieve the ultimate in health and fitness.






To dive a little deeper, outdoor ping pong delivers in leaps and bounds:

1.


Being a part of a social community that is not defined by age, gender or class improves your mental health and wellbeing.
2.

For young people, at the critical growth stage in their motor learning and development, ping pong helps develop neuromuscular skill, conditioned reflexes and prolonged concentration.
3.

Anticipating your opponent's shot engages the prefrontal cortex - a part of the brain used for strategic planning and decision making.
4.

Increased evidence supports a link between playing ping pong and the prevention or reduction of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
5.

The aerobic exercise of ping pong stimulates the hippocampus - the part of your brain responsible for forming and retaining long-term facts and information.
6.

Increasing the flow of blood to your brain increases your motor skills and cognitive awareness.
7.

Playing ping pong develops mental acuity, alertness, concentration and tactical strategy.
8.

Rallies and practice improves your hand-eye coordination, balance and reflexes.
9.

The low-impact but physical nature of ping pong improves leg, arm and core strength without the high risk of injuries.
10.

The bursts of exertion and recovery in ping pong burns plenty of calories.

 

 

1 Trust for Public Land, "Measuring the Economic Value of a City Park System," April 2009 2 National Institute of Justice, “Disorder in Urban Neighborhoods - Does It Lead To Crime?”, February 2001. 3 Trust For Public Land, “Economic Benefit Reports”. 4 Medibank Private, "The Cost of Physical Activity. What is the Lack of Participation in Physical Activity Costing Australia?", August 2007. 5 UN Habitat, "For a Better Urban Future"

 
 



        "There is a lot going on in table tennis - attention is increasing, memory is increasing, you have a better mood. And you're building motor circuits in your brain."


Dr Wendy Suzuki, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, New York University


Player reviews


With over 1500 locations and 2.5 million views on Google Maps, POPP tables have passed the test of our most discerning critic - the table tennis player.




“Came for the ping, stayed for the pong.”


︎︎︎︎︎ - Clint M



“Colorful and energetic!”



︎︎︎︎︎ - Shaoping S




“It’s really great to have this at a park.
The kids love playing on it!”


︎︎︎︎︎ - Jo F



“Great ping pong table to have a casual game while you’re in the park!”


︎︎︎︎︎ - Neil F




“Awesome.”


︎︎︎︎︎ - Zvonimir JB




“I can’t think of a day I haven’t seen someone using them.”



︎︎︎︎︎ - Brad P








Case Study: Melbourne Level Crossing Removal Project 










        Between 2015 and 2018 Melbourne's rail system got an overhaul, promising safer crossings and new public spaces with the elevation of current railway lines, as well as rejuvenation of exisiting train stations and public hubs located adjacent to the railway. An intimate collaboration between ASPECT Studios and COX Architecture endeavoured to set a new benchmark for elevated rail in Australia.  
        The plan was set but there were skeptical locals who protested against what they expected to be an "ugly concrete flyover". The project wasn't like any that had been done before so it was hard to convince residents it would be otherwise. Fortunately since it's completion in 2019, they've warmed up to the changes and it's easy to see why.


IMAGE CREDIT ABOVE
Location:
Level Crossing VIC
Architect: Aspect Studios
Image Credit: Peter Bennetts, Peter Clarke, Dianna Snape, ASPECT Studios




 
"These civic projects provide a counterpoint – a confident expression of a rapidly changing social, cultural and economic landscape – and resolutely contribute to the social life of the city."

Timothy Moore, Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture / Melbourne Design Week, NGV


The final product included a chain of 'activation nodes' which have been particularly embraced by communities. They include fitness stations, playgrounds, picnic areas, dog parks, skating, climbing, and gathering areas, and of course several HERO tables by POPP. The great benefit of these areas is their multigenerational nature, they are bringing people from different social and age groups together, building an even stronger sense of community and activity than before.
    The project has been so successful it has been included in the 'Melbourne Now' exhibition currently running at the National Gallery of Victoria. NGV curator Timothy Moore told The Age that award-winning civic and public infrastructure projects like the level crossing removal project deserved to be celebrated in a gallery. 'Melbourne Now' is currently running at the National Gallery of Victoria: Ian Potter Centre until 20 August, 2023. It includes 200+ contemporary projects and events showcasing some of the best painting, sculpture, architecture, performance and video coming out of Melbourne. Check it out! Or head to one of the Linear projects in  and play some table tennis.
    An incredibly proud moment seeing our tables feature prominently as part of the Melbourne Now exhibition 'Civic Architecture' – where award-winning civic projects are celebrated as works of art and catalysts for transformation in their neighbourhoods.


Among the five projects featured is the aforementioned Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossings Removal, which included 6 of our flagship HERO tables placed across 3 linear parks and 22.5ha of open space.
    We're incredibly proud to be featured as part of this project, and as always, to be connecting healthy communities through the game of table tennis.
    Melbourne Now is running at the Ian Potter Centre at the National Gallery of Victoria until August 20, 2023. (Find the Civic Architecture projects on Level 3, with free entry from 10am to 5pm daily)




Additional Reading:
Civic Architecture  at the NVG 
‘When a level crossing removal project becomes art’ – The Age









Case Study: Curtin University Exchange Precinct 



 

            Congratulations to REALMstudios whose master plan for the Curtin Exchange Innovation Precinct was recently recognised in 2022 AILA Landscape Architecture Awards - taking home the Health and Education category for WA!

The new ‘Exchange’ precinct has established a dynamic urban heart in Perth’s south, building on Curtin University’s campus core. Featured prominently among the multitude of recreational elements on the Banksia Common public access way are two HERO outdoor table tennis tables - ready to greet students and visitors alike!


IMAGE CREDIT ABOVE
Location:
Banksia Common, Curtin University WA 
Architect: REALM Studios
Image Credit: Nude Design Studio



 

The REALMstudios master plan has created a cohesive vision incorporating a generous and sustainable series of public & communal spaces in association with four significant new buildings:

  • School of Design & Built Environment Faculty building by John Wardle Architects,

  • Nesuto Hotel, Residential Apartments and mixed use building by Six Degrees

  • St Catherine's College student accommodation by Nettleton Tribe and

  • Twin Dolphin Hall student accomodation also by Nettleton Tribe

The innovative project followed a brief with several criteria addressing water use, public art, integration of Aboriginal culture and meaning, retention of existing trees, movement and connection networks, and more. The process has been a long and collaborative one reaching completion at the end of 2021, and the care and consideration has been very much worth it. 






Case Study: The University of Melbourne, Australia









        Opening at the beginning of 2019, the University of Melbourne's student accommodation on Royal Parade has given rise to some 285 new rooms for both undergraduate and post graduate students living in the Victorian capital.

A leading example of contemporary inner-city student housing, the Royal Parade site boasts extensive indoor and outdoor communal areas, dedicated study spaces, a music rehearsal studio, games room, gymnasium, basketball court, POPP ICON table and more.



 
IMAGE CREDIT ABOVE
Location:
Lisa Bellear House, University of Melbourne VIC  
Image Credit: Tess Kelly via Move-in, Hayball

Featuring spacious indoor and outdoor communal areas, dedicated study spaces, a music rehearsal studio, games room, gymnasium, and more - 303 Royal Parade offers a full program of activities and social events to help students settle into their new home and build a strong sense of community.

The adaptive reuse of the existing Salvation Army Training facility via an extensive internal refurbishment, rear extension and facade rejuvenation has all been made within walking-distance of the University’s Parkville campus.

The regular program of activities and social events offered by the University helped inform the design and placement of the spacious indoor and outdoor communal areas, fostering a collegial and supportive atmosphere for students and visitors alike.


We were delighted to see an ICON table specified for this incredible placement and have since been overwhelmed by the positive response from the Royal Avenue residents.


For a project that was designed to provide the amenities and spaces that would enrich the student experience - we think it's pretty safe to say the outcome has been a royal success!









The Clean And Polish:
A Simple Guide To Keeping Your POPP Table In Top Condition 






        It's no secret that our tables are designed and manufactured to provide many years of use and enjoyment! But like anything painted or powder coated, a good clean can go a long way in restoring colours and prolonging and preserving the finish. To this end, POPP recommends customers maintain a regular schedule of inspection and cleaning.
        "So what does this involve?" We hear you ask. Well in short, the upkeep of out tables and their surface treatment is very much akin to that of a car: washing, polishing and buffing your table will breathe new life into the finish (as well as provide a fresh layer of UV protection!) 
        To demonstrate just how straightforward and easy this is, we paid a visit to a local ICON table in our community for a step-by-step maintenance walkthrough.



 
Steel Weatherproof Ping Pong Table by POPP at Donnie Taco, Kings Park in Perth



Originally installed in 2017 at Donnie Taco in Perth, WA, it had been some time between cleaning for this black and yellow ICON. And while the powder coated surface treatment is still in great condition - dirt, grime and scuff marks from racquets have managed to build up on the playing surface over the years. (All very normal things to be expected from a well-loved table!)


Now, watch on as we transformed this table with a simple Clean and Polish - in about 30 minutes...


Step 1: Gather The Essentials.

First up, stock your arsenal with the right tools for the job! Sprucing up a POPP table doesn't require any specialist equipment, and you'll be able to find most of the following at any good auto or hardware store

  • 1x soft, microfibre cloth or sponge.

  • 1x soft cloth or rag (to apply wax).

  • 1x clean cloth or tea towel (to use as a polishing / buffing cloth).

  • Some mild liquid dish or car washing detergent.

  • Any high-grade, non-abrasive car wax (use a brand that contains a UV blocker or UV inhibitors). This time we used Meguiar's Polishing Compound.


Optional and safety extras:

  • Protective rubber gloves.

  • An electric buffer.

  • A soft to medium bristle brush (if stubborn grime is present).




Step 2:  Wipe And Scrub.

Give the table good wipe down and sweep away dust, sand, leaves or other loose bits of residue that might have collected on the table's surface between games. Then, don the rubber gloves and get to work by scrubbing any areas of grime or salt deposits that might have built up on the playing surface. For this, we'll need a dilute solution of a mild liquid detergent in warm water and a soft cloth.

Once clean, leave to dry or pat down with an old towel.




PRO-TIP: An abrasive scrubbing brush (not a scourer) can be used on stubborn build-ups, however please be sure to only use a medium or soft bristled brush that won't scratch the table surface! (If in doubt, you can always test the brush on a small, inconspicuous area such as the underside of the playing surface.)
Step 3: Wax On. Wax Off.

Now that the table surface is clean and dry, we're ready to apply a protective polish / wax coat. Today we're using Meguiar's 'Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound' but any high-grade non-abrasive car wax will do the trick. (Just don't use compound-type waxes - this type of wax contains abrasives that can harm the powder coating.)

Start with a small section of the table (approximately one 8th of the playing surface) and using a soft cloth or rag, rub a light coating onto the surface using gentle circular motions. Once applied evenly, use your buffing cloth (or electric buffer) to get your Ralph Maggio on and wipe away excess wax for a nice, polished finish.

Proceed to the next section of the playing surface and repeat as above until the whole table is complete. Be sure to wipe off any globs of wax that remain on the surface as you go - if any wax remains on the coated surface, it could bake into place under the sun's ultraviolet light, leading to permanent staining!




PRO-TIP: A soft, clean cloth and some good old fashioned elbow grease will suffice here, but if you can get your hands on an electric buffer (pictured above) waxing and buffing becomes a breeze!



For the final details, you can use your microfibre cloth and buffer to get in and around all the fiddly areas such as the net and frame if required.


Steel Weatherproof Ping Pong Table by POPP at Donnie Taco, Kings Park in Perth

Voila! Cleaned, waxed, polished and looking brand new again. 5 years on and still going strong!






How To Manage Bats And Balls At A Public Outdoor Ping Pong Table







       
            “How do we encourage spontaneous play and manage racquets and balls?” – a frequently asked question we receive from councils, landscape architects and community members alike.

Well for starters, each and every POPP table is delivered with a starter pack of racquets and balls to ensure that the table is 'ready to play' as soon as it is installed.  This equipment can be also stored in the welded equipment holder - so that as the community is getting familiar with the new placement, there is always some equipment on hand for them to use. 

We have seen great success in past installations where this initial equipment can last for months to years at a time which is a testament to local communities and the sense of pride and ownership they take in their shared spaces.

In addition to this, we have strategies to help councils manage bats and balls – one of the most popular being the addition of a small sign or artwork placed on the table that directs people to a local business, cafe, library or community center who can be engaged to store equipment for the community's use. (a great way of also connecting local businesses to the space too!)


  
Image Credits: Nude Design Studio




 
        "Spontaneous play, social interaction and community engagement are central to outdoor ping pong"


Over time, as people come to know about the table, they will start to bring their own equipment to the game, and ultimately the goal would be to achieve a culture of B.Y.O.B.B. (bring your own bats and balls!)

This logic extends to other shared public spaces (e.g. we don’t think twice about bringing our own basketball or skateboard when we go out to the local hoop or skatepark) and so our hope is it will likewise become second nature to bring our own ping pong equipment.

Over in Berlin (the home of outdoor ping pong) it is commonplace to bring your own bats and balls. The very reason POPP exists is because our founders stayed in an Airbnb in Berlin that provided ping pong bats for guests. As avid players of the game, they made sure to keep them in their bags and on hand as they spent most of their days wandering around the city finding tables and playing ping pong… the rest is history as they say.


For us, spontaneous play, social interaction and community engagement are central to outdoor ping pong. They help foster a sense of belonging and 'togetherness' in public spaces.

Through public outdoor ping pong, a self sufficient and permanent structure with minimal maintenance can serve as both a community meeting place (much like a basketball court) and also a vibrant and colourful addition to the landscape.

Whilst many urban design and revitalisation projects focus on either children or adults, POPP tables bridge age, skill and cultural 'gaps' in spaces by providing an activity that appeals to a diverse cross section of communities. Ping pong, after all, is a universal social language!






BENCH



An elegant, refined bench for quiet moments of reflection... and fervent applause.

For players, spectators and passers by.


Available finishes:


Red

Light
Blue



THE BENCH IS A REGISTERED DESIGN OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



The BENCH by POPP is a minimalist, colour-rich aluminium long bench designed for pride of place - indoors or outdoors.

Built by the makers of the world’s toughest outdoor table tennis tables, the BENCH can be freestanding or anchored with the exterior-rated A-Bracket.





Features:

  • Made in Australia
  • Permanent and weatherproof (suitable for indoor or outdoor use)
  • Renowned handmade build quality
  • Designed in collaboration with Disordinary


Specifications:

  • Welded and bent 6mm aluminium
  • 5.25’ x 1.18’ x 1.41’ (h)
  • Industrial, exterior-rated powder coat finish
  • 4x secure anchoring points
  • 4x A-Brackets and stainless steel tamper-proof fasteners









HEROair



A new vision for our flagship outdoor table tennis table.
Aluminium, assembled on site and designed for any location.

Now available for preorder - with all orders shipping in August 2024.



THE HEROair is a registered design of Public Outdoor PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



The HEROair by POPP is a patented aluminium outdoor table tennis table designed for public parks, rooftop gardens and everywhere in between.

Built to last by the pioneers of outdoor ping pong, the HEROair is assembled with tamper-proof stainless steel fasteners and 4x secure anchoring points.


Features:

  • Flat-packed for efficient and economic domestic delivery
  • Permanent and weatherproof
  • DIY Artwork ready
  • Net integrated 3 table tennis ball holder
  • Renowned handmade build quality
  • Engineer-certified and backed by our 5+2 year warranty


Specifications:

  • 190kgs welded and secure-fastened aluminium
  • 1500 x 2740 x 760mm
  • Industrial, exterior-rated yellow powder coat finish
  • 4x secure anchoring footings
  • Tamper-proof stainless steel fasteners






HERO


A bold, beautiful and incredibly tough outdoor ping pong table, the HERO is the ‘flagship’ of the POPP range.
        A near-on indestructible feature for parks, open spaces, commercial precincts, schools, campuses and health facilities across the country, the HERO empowers communities with an engaging, active and customisable placemaking tool.



THE HERO TABLE is a registered design of Public Outdoor PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




  • 700kg steel
  • Registered and protected IP design
  • Welded one-piece unit (no removeable parts)
  • Fixed net and equipment holder
  • Industrial standard, UV rated surface treatment
  • Classic and custom colours available
  • Perfect for DIY artwork on top and sides
  • All-weather, all-year-round use
  • 4x securing footings for anchoring
  • Delivered via HIAB crane truck (no assembly required)
  • Manufactured to International Table Tennis Federation table specifications





Option 1


Classic Colour Range
Choose a single colour finish from the Classic Colour range below*
*Colours shown are representative only and may vary on finished tables.

Colour:






Option 2


Custom Colour Range
If a specific colour is desired, a custom single colour finish can be chosen from the AS2700 colour range.






Our tables outlast the competition for 12 very good reasons...




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1. Australian Made

Designed and manufactured in Australia. POPP is 100% Australian owned and operated.
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2. Steel For Optimum Durability + Playability

Steel provides the ultimate playing surface (no chipped or degrading concrete here) and the strongest tables under the sun.
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3. Choice of Colours

Choose your own table colour (HERO) or colours (ICON) from the POPP colour ranges, because you can.
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4. Fixed Steel Net + Equipment Holder

For spontaneous play, all-day accessibility and the ultimate in durability, each POPP table includes a fixed steel net and equipment holder for racquets and balls.
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5. All-Weather Surface Treatment

Industrial standard, exterior surface treatments and materials make POPP tables ready for any and all weather. (We take our lead from the surface treatments on offshore oil rigs.)
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6. Permanent Outdoor Application

The HERO and ICON tables are made for year-round use, permanent installation and all weather and climatic conditions. Say goodbye to fold-away tables, forever.
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7. Critically Acclaimed Design

POPP tables have balanced form and function to receive numerous furniture and placemaking accolades for their minimal, modern design and effective place activations.
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8. Simple Self-Assembly + Anchoring

All POPP tables are securable (with anchoring footings). The ICON table requires partial assembly by the customer - a simple 1-2 hour process.
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9. 2.74m x 1.525m x .76m H

POPP tables are competition size and meet the International Table Tennis Federation specifications. Whether it’s a casual game or training for the Olympics, one POPP size fits all.
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10. DIY Artwork Ready

The HERO and ICON tables are the perfect canvas for community-led DIY Artwork. Transform your table into a unique work of art on site with our DIY Artwork Guidelines.
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11. Protective Packaging

Receive your POPP table with confidence in our custom protective packaging (ICON pictured).
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12. 5 Year Structural + 2 Year Surface Treatment Warranty*

The HERO and ICON tables are backed by our 5 + 2 year limited warranty.

ICON


A contemporary, urban outdoor ping pong table, the ICON is a striking picture of design and strength.
With a sophisticated, modern aesthetic, the lighter ICON table exhibits supreme strength in its pyramidal space frame construction. Offering both form and function, the ICON is a multi-faceted placemaking feature for any location.



THE ICON TABLE is a registered design of Public Outdoor PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




  • 350kg steel
  • Registered and protected IP design
  • Welded and secure fastened
  • Rigid frame structure with solid steel round bar
  • Powder coated, UV rated surface treatment
  • Colourways (single or dual colour) from the Classic Colour Range (included) or Custom Colour Range (additional fees apply)
  • All-weather, all-year-round use
  • 8x securing footings for anchoring
  • Delivered in a protective wooden crate for self-assembly
  • Manufactured to International Table Tennis Federation table specifications



ICON Colourways


Choose from the Classic or Custom Colour Ranges below for the table top.
(Frame and net colour is supplied in Matte Black as standard.) *Please note additional charges apply for the Custom Colours marked below.

*Colours shown are representative
only and may vary on finished tables.


Table Top:
Net: Matte Black
Frame: Matte Black

Classic Colours

Custom Colours*






Our tables outlast the competition for 12 very good reasons...




Australian Made icon

1. Australian Made

Designed and manufactured in Australia. POPP is 100% Australian owned and operated.
Anvil icon

2. Steel For Optimum Durability + Playability

Steel provides the ultimate playing surface (no chipped or degrading concrete here) and the strongest tables under the sun.
Colour swatches icon

3. Choice of Colours

Choose your own table colour (HERO) or colours (ICON) from the POPP colour ranges, because you can.
Table tennis equipment holder icon

4. Fixed Steel Net + Equipment Holder

For spontaneous play, all-day accessibility and the ultimate in durability, each POPP table includes a fixed steel net and equipment holder for racquets and balls.
Surface layers icon

5. All-Weather Surface Treatment

Industrial standard, exterior surface treatments and materials make POPP tables ready for any and all weather. (We take our lead from the surface treatments on offshore oil rigs.)
All weather icon

6. Permanent Outdoor Application

The HERO and ICON tables are made for year-round use, permanent installation and all weather and climatic conditions. Say goodbye to fold-away tables, forever.
Award winning design icon

7. Critically Acclaimed Design

POPP tables have balanced form and function to receive numerous furniture and placemaking accolades for their minimal, modern design and effective place activations.
Screwdriver icon

8. Simple Self-Assembly + Anchoring

All POPP tables are securable (with anchoring footings). The ICON table requires partial assembly by the customer - a simple 1-2 hour process.
Ruler icon

9. 2.74m x 1.525m x .76m H

POPP tables are competition size and meet the International Table Tennis Federation specifications. Whether it’s a casual game or training for the Olympics, one POPP size fits all.
Spray paint icon

10. DIY Artwork Ready

The HERO and ICON tables are the perfect canvas for community-led DIY Artwork. Transform your table into a unique work of art on site with our DIY Artwork Guidelines.
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11. Protective Packaging

Receive your POPP table with confidence in our custom protective packaging (ICON pictured).
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12. 5 Year Structural + 2 Year Surface Treatment Warranty*

The HERO and ICON tables are backed by our 5 + 2 year limited warranty.






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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POPP for Schools




Weatherproof, permanent and colourful outdoor table tennis tables for Australian schools.
        Changing the game with fun and inclusive physical activity for every student.






What is the most popular POPP table in Australian schools?
The HERO wins, hands down.



The most popular outdoor ping pong table in Australian schools - for a few good reasons...



  1. Australian made with Bluescope Steel
  2. No assembly required
  3. Choice of colour
  4. A permanent and weatherproof playground feature
  1. DIY Artwork ready
  2. Renowned POPP build quality
  3. Engineer-certificate and backed by the 5+2 year warranty
  4. The trusted choice in Australia since 2010







Alternative table models:



HEROall


All the hallmarks of the HERO table plus improved wheelchair accessibility.

  • 650kgs steel
  • choice of colour
  • no assembly required
  • fixed net
  • permanent installation
  • 2.74 (l) x 1.525 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

LEARN MORE



THE HEROALL TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




ICON


A contemporary, urban ICON
with industrial strength.

  • 350kgs steel
  • choice of colourway
  • designed for all spaces*
  • fixed net
  • permanent installation
  • 2.74 (l) x 1.525 (w) x 0.76 m (h)

LEARN MORE


The ICON Outdoor Table Tennis Table By POPP
THE ICON TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.




Are you a remote or regional school?

            In 2024, POPP is launching the HEROair: Yellow Edition.
A flat-packed (for simply assembly) aluminium outdoor table tennis table, the HEROair is designed for remote addresses, rooftop locations and challenging installations.

LEARN MORE




THE ICON TABLE IS A REGISTERED DESIGN
OF PUBLIC OUTDOOR PTY LTD.
COPYRIGHT © 2010-2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



"[The tables have] created a place to socialise ... during lunch and even after school. The accepted Applecross rule is playing first to three points ... winner stays on. This gives quick and rapid change overs so that everyone gets a turn to play. With the addition of two new tables, it has definitely given more people the opportunity to participate. I can see that it has brought lots of joy for a lot of people in our school!"

- Andrew Lim, Deputy Head Boy, Applecross Senior High Schoool (4x HERO tables and counting)
"The tables will last a long time and they look good. Easy to clean and absolutely solid - teenager proof!"

- Rebecca Hoad, Coordinator of Academic Administration, Saint Ignatius' College Riverview
"The POPP table has been fantastic for the students, they are often using it after school as well as during recess and lunch time. My only issue is that it looks like I need to buy at least two more to cater for the demand."

- David Caught, Assistant Principal, Hallam Senior College
"We had a lot of fold up tables spread across ... our large campus, but their capacity to stand up to the level of use and exposure to the elements was pretty limited. The POPP [HERO] tables not only honoured the students' interest by offering a long-term commitment to the facilities they needed, they also gave us a more robust option as well as a really visually appealing addition to our built environment."

- Adam Pengelly, Associate Principal, Shenton College (9x HERO tables and counting)
"The table is a great asset to our playground and is enjoyed by our students each lunchtime and by the 170 students who attend after school care each day."

- Angela Helsloot, Principal, Allambie Heights Public School







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