Changing the game with fun and inclusive physical activity for every student.
The HERO outdoor table tennis table by POPP
The most popular outdoor ping pong table in Australian schools - for a few good reasons...
Australian made with Bluescope Steel
Choice of colour
- A permanent and weatherproof playground feature
- DIY Artwork ready
- Renowned POPP build quality
- Engineer-certificate and backed by the 5+2 year warranty
- The trusted choice in Australia since 2010
- Andrew Lim, Deputy Head Boy, Applecross Senior High Schoool (4x HERO tables and counting)
- Rebecca Hoad, Coordinator of Academic Administration, Saint Ignatius' College Riverview
- David Caught, Assistant Principal, Hallam Senior College
- Adam Pengelly, Associate Principal, Shenton College (9x HERO tables and counting)
- Angela Helsloot, Principal, Allambie Heights Public School
Why is outdoor table tennis a hit in schools?
Because playing outdoor table tennis makes students healthier, happier and more productive. It offers...
A Mind BoosterOutdoor ping pong is both inherently physical and a brain game. For students, it might feel like a fun break from the classroom - but the game develops hand-eye coordination, balance and mental alertness - and this means better neuromuscular skill and decision making, increased concentration (back in the classroom and improved tactical strategy for players.
Exercise in DisguisePing pong is infectiously fun - 800 million players worldwide agree! But it’s also a sport that is deceptively physical - think bursts of energy, aerobic exercise, improved reflexes and increased core strength.
For the Sporty + Not-So-SportyPing pong is universally enjoyed. At the heart of its appeal is a ‘pick up and play’ simplicity - where age, ability and skill level are no barrier to having a game. Add to that - it’s a low impact sport without a high risk of injuries.
No Gender BoundariesWhile ping pong is played in nearly as many countries as soccer(!), its small table size and light racquets create a level playing field across genders. This is a game where power is matched equally by creativity, spin and tactics - and positive, social interactions are par for the course.
Want more out of your POPP table? The HERO and ICON tables are designed as a canvas for DIY Artwork
Create an engaging space with an artworked table tennis table. Whether you work an art class for a truly school-driven active art piece, commission a local artist or apply the school motto or emblem, artwork can be applied to the surface of your POPP table.
Email us for a copy of our DIY Artwork Guidelines.