Personal Ping-Pong





Introduction: Personal Ping-Pong

About: My name is Troy. I'm a Mechatronics graduate studying Mechanical Engineering. I like to make things and spend time outdoors (especially SCUBA diving). I am a Community Manager 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.



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    11 Discussions


    10 months 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

    It makes me feel very very lonely...

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

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    I love it AND I hate people. Thanks

    Great Idea and nicely written instructable

    wow neat

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

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