Where to play table tennis in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Coquitlam

Burnaby Parks Tables

Way to go, Burnaby! You have what we want in Vancouver: safe places to play table tennis in parks. To our knowledge, there are at least 3 table tennis courts in parks totalling around a dozen tables. (Burnaby doesn’t list table tennis on its outdoor courts website page.) Each set of 2 or 3 of tables sits on a large asphalt pad with plenty of space around each table. Generally, for each site, the asphalt pad is isolated within the park from paved pathways and as a result, there is virtually no skateboard damage on the tables.

The question that invariably arises during water cooler conversations at Pong Pong In Vancouver is “why doesn’t Vancouver have even a single similar table tennis court in a park?” We don’t know what the plan is for Vancouver because Vancouver Parks and Recreation planners are extremely adroit at avoiding unscheduled contact with the public. The one time they did act on behalf of table tennis parks was without any sort of consultation with the table tennis community or the BC Table Tennis Association. We ended-up with a single table tennis table at Kits Beach, placed on a concrete pad just slightly larger than the table, a real potential ankle breaker.

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Cameron Park Tables (Burnaby)

What can we say? Here is another quality table tennis court located in a Burnaby park! It seems Burnaby is treating table tennis like a real sport by building courts in parks, just like tennis but at a fraction of the cost. Surrounded by trees, the Cameron Park Tables may be the best outdoor table tennis court in Burnaby.

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Confederation Park Tables (Burnaby)

The Confederation Park Table Tennis Court is our latest “discovery” of great places to play free, outdoor public ping pong in Burnaby. Adjacent to the tennis courts, this new, spacious court sports three beautiful Cornilleau table tennis tables set on an isolated asphalt pad complete with a seating area along the eastern edge. Good job once again, Burnaby Parks & Rec!

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Willingdon Heights Park Tables (Burnaby)

Vancouver zero, Burnaby three, if you’re keeping score. The municipality of Burnaby is in the lead when it comes to outdoor table tennis courts in city parks, and the new Willingdon Heights Park table tennis court is yet another example of a safe, standardized place to enjoy your fave sport in your local park. Way to go, Burnaby! Pay attention, Vancouver park planners!

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Edmonds Park Tables (Burnaby)

While this table tennis table installation is in Burnaby, it’s worth mentioning because, 1) it is a table tennis installation in a park; and 2) it’s a table tennis installation added next to existing tennis courts in a recent park redevelopment. The Edmonds Park Tables are the closest local example of a municipality adding table tennis infrastructure to an existing park. We ask: we can’t this be done in Vancouver?

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Do you know another table tennis court in a Burnaby park?

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