ICON

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ICON is a durable, powder coated steel ping pong table designed
for permanent outdoor application and DIY artwork.

EXPLORE TABLE FEATURES

Strong, Beautiful + Made By Hand

What Our Customers
Are Saying...

– Angela H Principal
Allambie Heights Public School
– David C Assistant Principal
Hallam Senior College
– Rebel H President
Blacktown Lions Club
– Andrew L Deputy Head Boy
Applecross Senior High School
– Karen W Finance Officer
Perth Modern School
– TINA C Head of Boarding
St Mary's Anglican School for Girls

More than just an
outdoor ping pong table

The ICON combines the game of ping pong, the color and storytelling of artwork and the value of placemaking to create a prized feature in any outdoor space.

Health + Fitness

Ping pong (or table tennis) 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.

How? The speed, spin and placement of the ball requires players to have gross and fine muscle movements. While the constancy and repetition of a rally and the tactical strategies inherent in the game keeps their brain sharp, body agile and blood pumping!

To dive a little deeper, outdoor ping pong delivers in leaps and bounds – for your mind and body.

 

  • 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.

DIY Artwork

Every superhero has their origin story and POPP’s began in 2010 when pioneering a concept of Public Playable Art. Using an iconic table design, POPP recognized that ‘artworked’ outdoor ping pong tables created a multitude of cultural, place, social and economic benefits for communities.

Designed for DIY (Do It Yourself) Artwork, the ICON packs a placemaking punch. Artwork that can be applied on the table tops includes original work, typography, contrasting block colors, patterns, logos and slogans, to name a few.

DIY Artwork is applied or coordinated by the customer on site after delivery.

The DIY Artwork options available to customers and all relevant information, guidelines and steps for DIY Artwork preparation and application are included in the DIY Artwork Information Document – available on request.

 

To see more DIY Artwork, follow us on Instagram
@POPP.WORLD

Placemaking

Beyond it’s eye-catching aesthetic, the ICON breathes life into community and urban spaces through color, art, activity and connectivity. Since 2010, POPP has partnered with its customers to create authentic, active and engaging outdoor spaces and in doing so, is generating real and measurable economic and social value for communities.

‘Ping Pong Placemaking’ with the ICON is an investment in the physical form
of a ping pong-led space – with proven ROI.

Proof of the value of placemaking is in the playing (and the numbers):

  • Increase nearby property values by up to 22%.

  • Reduce crime and violence rates and create safer places to play and relax.

  • $1 of investment in public space equates to $20.84 worth of economic benefit.

  • When inactive adults become active, $76.6bn of potential healthcare savings emerge.

  • Foster inter-community connectivity and cultivate long- term engagement.

  • Attractive communities are where people want to live, work and play.

FAQ

1. WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME?

POPP seeks to deliver tables to site within 8-10 weeks from time of order.

2. HOW ARE THE TABLES MADE?

The ICON table is fabricated from high grade steel and undergoes a comprehensive surface and powder coat treatment. The table weighs approximately 770lbs, 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.

3. HOW ARE THE TABLES DELIVERED?

The ICON table is fabricated locally in our Californian workshop and shipped to site by common carrier via lift gate truck, packed in a protective wooden. POPP does not undertake the assembly or anchoring of tables however ICON Assembly Guidelines and anchoring instructions are provided.

4. HOW DO WE MANAGE RACQUETS AND BALLS?

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 can 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 center 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 info@popp.world to find out more.

5. CAN YOU MOVE THE TABLES?

POPP tables are designed for permanent outdoor installation. They can be moved or repositioned on occasion if landscaping, redevelopment or other events so require it (unlike concrete tables which can only be demolished), however the tables are not of the 'fold-away' variety.

6. WHAT IS THE IDEAL PLACE FOR A POPP TABLE?

The ICON is suitable for both interior and exterior application and is designed for parks, open spaces, retail and commercial precincts, schools, campuses, health and aged care facilities and student housing and multi-family developments. An ideal place can be anywhere, but please contact info@popp.world if you have questions or would like to hear about the types of locations our tables have been installed.

7. WHAT CAN TABLES BE INSTALLED ON?

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 info@popp.world if you have any site planning questions.

8. WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS OF A POPP TABLE?

The ICON table conforms to the International Table Tennis Federation specifications: 9' x 5' x 2.5' h.

Contact

General

info@popp.world

Sales Representatives

Can’t find a sales representative in your area?

Please email info@popp.world and we will be happy to assist with your enquiry

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