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Fabulous illustrated ping-pong paddles are a smash

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Uberpong want to reinvent ping-pong for the greater good

Ping-pong seems to be a sport that designers like to put their stamp on; just recently, we discovered the joys of Smash Pong (opens in new tab), which saw designers completely redesign the ping-pong bat. Here, Uberpong (opens in new tab)have made it their personal and professional mission to change ping pong by personalising and customising the paddle.

"We care about making an exciting change in the status quo of a sport that we believe has remained overly traditional for too long," they explain. "Most importantly, we want you to think differently about the game. Red and black paddles just ain’t gonna cut it anymore!"

Based in Austin, Texas founder and CEO David Lowe works with a wide range of artists and designers to create some really beautiful paddles. From typography to characters, there's plenty to get stuck into - they're so beautiful, you might not want to actually use them!

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uber ping-pong

uber ping-pong

uber ping-pong

uber ping-pong

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Head on over to Uber Pong (opens in new tab) to see more incredible paddle designs.

What do you make of these designs? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.