Make your space POPP with these Public Outdoor Ping Pong tables, which have proven, over 500 times, to activate outdoor spaces and engage community members.
Public Outdoor Ping Pong (also known as POPP) has paired with award-winning playground company, Urban Play, to offer a unique way to make use of an under-utilised public space while cultivating and enhancing community engagement. These outdoor ping pong tables create a place for community members to interact in a fun, casual and social way, free of charge.
Ping pong isn’t just a fun game to play with your family and friends, there are also proven medical benefits to the game. Playing ping pong can improve hand-eye coordination, balance, mental alertness, concentration and tactical strategy. POPP is perfect for learning environments and offers a range of benefits for students, the student community and the physical place. As an ideal, non-contact sport, ping pong is excellent for players of any skill level or ability to get involved.
POPP tables are permanent, can be played year-round and are weatherproof and near indestructible. They are offered in three distinct ping pong table styles: Flagship, Local and Ephemeralist. The Flagship table has the ability to be customised with any artwork applied to its surface. This allows local communities and artists to be involved in the design process and cultivates a sense of ownership and pride once the project has been completed. Not only does this allow a community to portray their own message and individuality, it is also seen to drastically decrease graffiti vandalism.
The POPP concept of public playable art not only brings colour, life, art and authenticity into a community space, but it also creates a way to capture the grassroots identity and brand of the space. The customisable artwork is also an opportunity for customers to apply a logo, park name, sponsor message or motto onto the tables.
The POPP tables have been incredibly popular in making use of under-utilised spaces along with the communities that use them. The Mayor of the City of Fremantle stated “I can’t think of a day I haven’t seen someone using them.”
The team at Urban Play are bouncing off the table to have paired with POPP to offer these unique tables to schools, developments, public spaces and parks throughout Queensland.