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DIY Ping Pong Ball Launcher


Do you love to play ping pong? Are you having an issue when you want to play ping pong but there is no one can play with you? If you are having such issue or you want to train and improve your playing skill, you can actually be doing so by getting a ping pong ball launcher.

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By having the launcher, it can auto shoot the ball out to different directions so that you can keep on moving your footwork and hitting the ball back. By using the launcher to train your ping pong skill, you can improve yourself very fast in a short period of time.

There are many ping pong ball launchers that you can find in the market. However, if you think most of them are rather expensive or you don’t have a budget to get one for your practice, then you may consider DIY your own ping pong ball launcher.

I will show you a few amazing stuff about ping pong ball launcher, how is it made and used.

If you are thinking of DIY your own launcher, the first thing that you need to know is that you can actually make it even from PVC pipes.

However, for the launcher make by the PVC pipes, it can be quite painful if the ball that was shot from the launcher hitting any part of your body. It can do damage when the ball struck towards us and ping pong players are knowing the best about this feeling.

Nevertheless, if you still think that DIY your own launcher is well worth a try, then let’s try making a simple ping pong ball launcher by preparing all the necessary stuff and construct it in simple 7-8 steps. However, there is no guarantee for the work of this launcher. You may proceed to make it at your own risk.

Step-by-Step How To DIY A Ping Pong Ball Launcher

Step 1:

Firstly, take a cardboard paper towel core and seal its one end with duct tape. Make sure that the tape is attached properly with no leaking space for air to flow.

Step 2:

After the tape is attached properly to the cardboard, make a hole at the center of the tape with the help of a knife or a scissor. Make sure that the hole is not too large or small, as a grill lighter needs to be fixed in that place.

Step 3:

After that, take a grill lighter and fit it in the center of the tape where the hole was made. And be careful while doing it (don’t tear the tape).

Step 4:

After that, arrange the lighter properly in the tape so that the tape forms a good seal and holds the lighter tight.

Step 5:

When you are done with all these steps, carefully spray with the hair spray into the cardboard tube for a couple of seconds and make sure that you don’t spray too much as it can make the tube wet.

Step 6:

As soon as you are done with the spraying part, insert the ping pong ball into the tube and the ball size should be exactly the same that of the tube.

And now after utilizing your energy and time in doing such an amazing thing its time to enjoy, so now just place the launcher on the table and start to play the game.

Step 7:

Hold on to the safety part of the grill lighter and pull the trigger to launch the ball. It can take some time for the fire to be ignited from the lighter, and once the fire it ignited your ping Pong ball will rocket out from the tube.

So guys what are you waiting for, just go out and give a try to this D.I.Y ping pong ball launcher, but be careful as sometimes it can also be dangerous.

Therefore, if you can afford it, it is still better for you to go get a ping pong ball launcher from the market. Since now the prices of such launchers are not as expensive as a few years ago. You can easily get one for you to use in your training without burning a hole in your pocket.

Read also: What you need to know in table tennis training

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