One of the major obstacles to table tennis practise is the absence of material available, and the difficulty to acquire tables for local organisations. A local production allows an almost neutral ecological print, while a worldwide shipping of tables has an ecological impact.
In a previous stage, a manual of how to build different models of handcrafted tables has been created. Since then, we have conducted test courses from which findings and conclusions we have finalised manuals and videos showing information on how to choose your table, as well as detailed instructions of 4 different models.
To make table tennis more accessible and to impact more people from the projects we support, clubs, ITTF Member Associations and all table tennis fans by providing them with tools and inspiration considering their own local reality.
Ping Sans Frontières (PSF)
One of the main barriers to develop table tennis world-wide is the lack of equipment at affordable prices due to the lack of sporting shops, the long and expensive process to import tables from abroad involving customs, transportation to the end destination or even the high cost of the tables compared to the resources available for the local clubs.
ITTF Foundation: Handcrafted Tables - Which model to build? (3.5 MiB)
ITTF Foundation: Table with Recycled Materials Instructions (5.4 MiB)