Personal Ping-Pong

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Introduction: Personal Ping-Pong

About: My name is Troy. I'm a Mechatronics and Aerospace Engineering graduate. I like to make things and spend time outdoors (especially SCUBA diving). I no longer work for Instructables

Do you love Ping-Pong but hate other people?

Are you feeling anti-social but aspire to be great like Ma Long?

Do you want to train to be the best paddler but can't afford those pesky private lessons?

Then look no further than Personal Ping-Pong! Whether you are playing outside or in this summer, on vacation or at home, It's cheap, simple to make, and doesn't require anyone else!

Step 1: Parts

You will need the following:

  • 8 x 16 x 3/4 inch Plywood
  • 8 x 2 x 3/4 inch Plywood
  • 6 x 1 inch diameter wooden dowel
  • Three Screws
  • Paint
  • Ping-Pong ball

Step 2: Drill Hole for Handle

Find the center of the ping-pong table by marking from corner to corner. Drill and countersink a clearance hole for the screw to hold the handle in place.

Step 3: Attach Handle

Drill a pilot hole as close to the center of the dowel as possible. Using a three inch screw, attach the handle to the ping-pong table.

Step 4: Attach 'Net'

Drill and countersink two clearance holes in the center of the ping-pong table. Clamp the net in place and drill two pilot holes. Attach using screws.

Step 5: Finish Sanding

Using some wood filler, fill any imperfections in the edge of the plywood and sand smooth.

Step 6: Primer

Cover the pieces in primer to get an even coat of paint.

Step 7: Paint

Cover the handle in black, net in white, and the ping-pong table in green paint.

Step 8: Tape Off Lines

Using painters tape, cover everything other than 1/2 inch strips along the edges and down the middle.

Step 9: Paint

Cover the top in paint and once dry, remove tape.

Step 10: Assemble

Using screws, assemble the table. Go and be great!

This simple project was inspired by Personal Pong that unfortunately isn't available any longer for purchase.

Step 11: Test Step

Test Step

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    11 Discussions

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    Korzer
    Korzer

    2 years ago

    I'll make it a drinking game. Two people playing the game and if the ball falls down, the loser needs to drink a schnaps

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    Waldemar Sha
    Waldemar Sha

    3 years ago

    It makes me feel very very lonely...

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    Alaskan Bev
    Alaskan Bev

    3 years ago

    U Rock, tomatoskins! I am SO making a couple of these as Christmas surprises! Thanks!

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    Reply 3 years ago

    Be sure to let me know how it goes! Such a fun idea!

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    deluges
    deluges

    3 years ago

    I love it AND I hate people. Thanks

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    Jedi_zombie85
    Jedi_zombie85

    3 years ago

    Great Idea and nicely written instructable

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    John T14
    John T14

    3 years ago

    wow neat

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    Swansong
    Swansong

    3 years ago

    That's awesome! This would take some skill to get the hang of. :)

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    inconceivable1
    inconceivable1

    3 years ago

    thats pretty cool thought i dont think you could play with friends very well