When we bought our house there was a ping pong table in the attic. It was assembled up there and the only way to get it down was to saw it in half. I knew we had to remove it make use of the potential third floor space, but I was sad to see it go. Something about table tennis brings out the kid in me. I always wanted a table of my own and was jealous of kids who had them in their basements. That is why I’m so excited by the Umbra’s Pongo Portable Ping Pong set. It turns any smooth surface into a ping pong table — no mounting required. Its weighted net can be propped up on any table up to 72″ — anywhere you may want to have an impromptu match! Designed by Stephan Copeland, it comes with ping pong paddles with retractable handles, portable net, two ping pong balls (though you know you’ll want more) and drawstring pouch for storage and transport. Available at umbra.com, $40.00.