How to Make a Ping Pong Net

by Dan Taylor
A homemade ping pong net will work in a pinch if all you have is a table.

A homemade ping pong net will work in a pinch if all you have is a table.

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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
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.

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