How To Host A Family Ping Pong Tournament + Free Printable Tournament Bracket Sheet
Hosting a family ping pong tournament is the perfect way to bond and come together as a family while doing a fun activity that a broad range of ages can enjoy. I’ll show you everything you need to host a family ping pong tournament and even give you a free printable tournament bracket! Let’s get started!
We recently hosted a family ping pong tournament and invited my sister and her kids over to join in the fun. It was an absolute BLAST and we decided it definitely needed to become a regular thing! Here’s what you need to get started!
First you’ll need to decide on a date and invite your family over! Make sure everyone knows the tournament rules before you get started too. You’ll avoid arguments later if the rules are clearly laid out ahead of time!
Next, print off this free printable tournament bracket so you can keep track of everyone as they progress through the tournament.
You’ll also need a ref for each round. The adults and older kids can take turns doing this when it is not their turn to be playing. It’s important to have a 3rd party to refer to on close calls!
You’ll also need a ping pong table, rackets and ping pong balls. We recommend using our personal favorites! Here are the supplies we used:
- Killerspin MyT Wild Ping Pong Table
- Killerspin Jet Series Ping Pong Paddles
- Killerspin Ping Pong Balls
- Ping Pong Bracket (free printable here)
- Paper and pen to keep track of the score
Make sure you designate a score keeper. It’s easy to lose track of the score when the play gets heated!
Notice anything about this picture? Not a single person has a phone in their hand! We didn’t even tell the kids to put their phones away, they just naturally set them on the counter and never looked at them again! I have to admit that I was shocked that not once, all night long, did anyone pick their phone up. This is one major plus side to getting the kids involved in a non-techy activity! They can UnPlugNPlay!
Our final match up was between my nephew and my husband. My nephew was kicking butt and beat the rest of us!
Once you are done clean up is quick and easy. Just fold up the table and push it out of the way! Make sure you have some fun snacks and drinks on hand too!
We’ve had our MyT Wild Killerspin ping pong table for several months now and I couldn’t be happier with it. It has held up well and is great quality. We can use it indoors or outdoors which is a major bonus in the summertime! Just wheel it outside and play. I love the idea of encouraging our kids to UnPlugNPlay. Ping pong is a great way for them to do this!
Check out our favorite ping pong tables, paddles and accessories at Killerspin!
Ping pong is so much fun!! Love this post!! Also I love the ref for the game, bet he did a fabulous job!!
He was the perfect ref for our games.
My Aunt used to hold family Ping Pong tournaments when I was a kid! I sure miss those days, your post has me wondering if I can fit a ping pong table in my basement now!
Now you will have to measure and find out! It is so much fun.
How fun! I can see your family having tournaments for years to come! I love the picture with your toddler blowing the whistle!
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Ping pong is an awesome activity for a family to participate in. This article was very informative. Planning to host A Family Ping Pong Tournament myself. Thanks!
Awesome game for family happiness
Hi Sarah !,
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Keep up the awesome work and know that you’re appreciated!