How to Make a Ping Pong Net

by Dan Taylor

Not everyone has access to a regulation ping pong table, but if you've got paddles and balls as well as a large table and some basic craft supplies, you can fashion a ping pong net and start playing right away. Once you've made a basic net, bring your paddles and ball just about anywhere and start an impromptu game.

Items you will need

  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Two tongue depressors
  • Sticky tape
  • Modeling compound
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Step 1

Cut three lengths of ribbon so that it is the same length as the table is wide.

Step 2

Lay the three strips parallel to each other and tape the ends to both tongue depressors.

Step 3

Stick a chunk of modeling compound to either side of the table at the halfway point, and insert the sticks into it to secure the net in place.

About the Author

Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Dan Taylor has been a professional journalist since 2004. He has been published in the "Baltimore Sun" and "The Washington Times." He started as a reporter for a newspaper in southwest Virginia and now writes for "Inside the Navy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in government with a journalism track from Patrick Henry College.

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