The art of ping pong

Design agency Fivefootsix is auctioning ping pong bats designed by illustrators and creatives to raise money for Children in Need.

Design agency Fivefootsix is auctioning ping pong bats designed by illustrators and creatives to raise money for Children in Need.

Robert Ball, Kate Copeland, James Dawe, Hello Marine, Remi Rough, Camille Rousseau, Lorna Scobie, Hattie Stewart, Swifty and Chris Wormell have submitted one-off designs for the online auction which closes on Friday morning ahead of this year’s televised appeal.

Images were shot by photographer John Ross and the bats were donated by Topspin Sports. Hattie Stewart’s design is currently priced at £325 and Christopher Wormell’s at £310 but some are still available for under £50.

Fivefootsix also hosted a ping pong event at their studio in Holborn, where the bats were on display. “We’re all big ping pong fans here – one of the first things we bought for the new studio was a ping pong table,” says designer Adam Ding.


“Children in Need is one of our oldest clients – we spend a lot of time with them thinking of ways to show people that fundraising can be fun, and wanted to put our money where our mouth is, so to speak, by setting up our own event” he adds.

To place a bid or see the collection visit theartofpingpong.co.uk

Designs, from top: Hattie Stewart (front and back), Remi Rough, James Dawe, Swifty, Robert M Ball, Kate Copeland, Chris Wormell, Hello Marine, Lorna Scobie

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