One-Man Ping-Pong

We have had so much fun with our one-man ping-pong that I had to share the build so you could have fun with your family as well.

First off I want to say that I am the reigning champion of mini ping-pong / one-man ping-pong.  I only built our game last Monday, so I’m sure I’ll blow my record out of the water as I practice, but the family scores are currently:

  • Amazingly-Awesome wife and mother: 50
  • Apple that fell from her Mother’s tree:  24
  • Handsome Hubby with no skillz:  11
  • Other daughter that really didn’t want to play at first:  5

Scores are based on how many bounces, going back and forth between sides, you can get before the ball drops.

Here are the very difficult and labour-intensive building plans:

Mini Ping-Pong / One-Man Ping-Pong

2 pieces of scrap wood and a dowel – cut list below

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

I had some cut-offs of ½” plywood and a 1 1/8″ dowel in my scrap wood bin.  I cut to the lengths above and gave the plywood a thorough sanding to remove as many of the grooves and grain as I could.

I painted the mini ping-pong board and the net with two coats of primer, sanding with 320 grit between coats.  Draw lines around the perimeter at about ½” in.  Tip:  line your pencil up with your marking on a right-angle ruler and then slide the ruler (pencil tight to it) down your board.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Use painter’s tape to block off the sections of your one-man ping-pong that will remain white.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

I mixed some leftover sample pots of paint to get a green that is somewhat indicative of a ping-pong table.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Find the centre point of your mini ping-pong board and pre-drill a hole.  Drilling from the painted side down into your dowel, attach the base to the dowel with a 2″ wood screw.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Nice nail polish on those man-hands eh?  Those are the hands of a serial DIYer and mini ping-pong champion.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Use wood glue and finishing nails to attach your net over top of the screw hole and you’re done!

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Two pieces of wood and a dowel to bragging rights.

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

I tried to take photos of Hubby in action, but he’s not very good, so it was tough to capture (total trash-talk here). lol

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

Save it for later:

Mini ping pong / one-man ping pong, DIY ping pong, backyard games, backyard fun, scrap wood project

You really need to make one – it’s a great backyard game for the family and it’s SO MUCH FUN to bug your Hubby.

For more fun backyard DIY’s check out:

Have a great weekend!

LMAO, LOL, Too funny

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2018-06-18T13:38:18+00:00June 16th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|1 Comment

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  1. […] and easy project that will keep your family entertained. Use these free instructions to build a one man ping pong game. A great way to use up scrap wood […]

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