App enabled trainerbots, projected interactive realtime data visualizations, radically redesigned bamboo paddles and a beautiful hardwood table that isn’t out-of-place out of the basement? Yeah, ping pong is about to level up.
I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of great table tennis innovation recently and so I thought it could use a little spotlight. Here are a couple of new products and upcoming developments that promise to change the game.
Trainerbot: Smart Ping Pong Robot
Currently in Kickstarter, this portable robot is everything you want from an automated partner. Customize shots with spin, streamline sequences, randomize shots, and that’s just scratching the surface. Link
Table Tennis Trainer 3000
This ping pong tracker and data visualization setup is Tommy Mayer’s bachelor thesis; it’s smart, beautiful, and I want one. Link
These guys went to a lot of effort to create a precision style handgrip on a premium grade paddle. Link
Woolsey Ping Pong Table
Black Walnut top, Sugar Maple center line and powder coated steel net; this is a sexy ping pong table. Link