Ping pong is a much-loved activity around the world. It’s played just about everywhere by people of all ages. It’s a sport in which two or four people hit a light ball across a table using small paddles. The table is hard and is divided across its middle point by a net.
Ping pong is one of the sports played at the Summer Olympics. It’s been played there since 1988 with both singles and doubles events for men and women. The sport has been dominated there by the team from China.
While it’s unlikely that you’re headed to the Olympics anytime soon, it’s a great sport to play with friends. And in order to make ping pong even more fun than it would otherwise be, it’s a good idea to get creative and make your ping pong equipment and playing area look artsy. Here are some tips on how you can do just that.
Build your own table
A DIY outdoor ping pong table is easy to build and creates an excellent design element in a playing area. A table can easily be built using scraps of wood and leftover wooden pallets. By using spare or cheaply purchased pieces of wood and joining them together, you’ll soon have your own DIY pingpong table.
Paint the paddle, balls, and table
Pingpong equipment often comes in bland colors like dark shades of green or red. It would be a great idea to brighten these up by painting them in vivid colors. Each player or team could have their own specific color. There would be no arguing over which paddle belongs to which player. You’d instantly know that the bright cerulean paddle was yours. A brightly colored table would also be an excellent addition to your space. You could choose to paint it in a cheery, yellow color which would brighten every player’s mood.
Decorate the walls
An artsy ping pong area makes the atmosphere bright. And you can create an artsy and bright area by decorating the walls. The first step, if possible, is to paint the walls a bright, cheerful color. An option which appeals to many people is the most simple one. A bright white has the added benefit of not being overly distracting to ping pong players. You can also use old ping pong equipment as decorations on the walls. Consider how attractive it would look to have old paddles and nets displayed on the walls. Another option is to display framed photographs of award-winning ping pong players. This could serve as an inspiration to players as they enjoy their game.
Add creative, comfortable furniture
Your pingpong area needs some other furniture in addition to the playing table. There’s no doubt that your friends and family are going to be coming over to watch you play. They’ll need somewhere comfortable to sit. You could use some of the wood from your table project to build seats, which you could cover with cushions and pillows, and side tables. The area could also be decorated with additional lighting and plants to brighten up the space.
As you can see, it is quick and easy to redecorate your pingpong playing area. With some paint and creativity, you could have a new and.fun area in no time at all. It might not get you to the Olympics, but it’ll be fun.