Building Handcrafted Table Tennis Tables


Tables 4 ALL
In preparation
Start date
Project description

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.

After developing a manual of how to build 5 different models of handcrafted tables, the goal is now to create a pedagogical content that enables us to provide theoretical knowledge and a practical guide in building 4 handcrafted tables.


To bring self-sustainability to supported projects, Member Associations, clubs, and others by passing on the knowledge of producing tables and potentially generate own income.

Target group
ALL - with a focus of the inclusion of disadvantaged groups
Foundation funding
46,140 €
Project implementation

ITTF Foundation
Ping Sans Frontières (PSF)

Project content:

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.


    • To provide free access to material on our website section “Get Inspired” for everyone in the table tennis community
    • To offer a sustainable solution for equipment
    • To offer a potential exit strategy to our partners by providing them the possibility to generate their own income through the production and sale of tables


    • Official Tables 4 ALL test course conducted in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
    • Test mission conducted in Takoradi, Ghana.
    • Preparation of a pilot Sport4Development capacity building workshop with Tables 4 ALL as example

Next steps:

    • Modification and adjustments of the course material according to learning outcomes from test courses
    • Prepare a survey for the participants in order to evaluate and detect possible points of improvement
    • First official Tables 4 All workshop to take place in June 2022.

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