Our Goals

  • To give people a way to find what they have in common

  • To make something solid that adds grace and is always there. Like an oak tree or a grandmother.

  • To bring out the game played by more people, young and old, male and female, than any other game in the world.

Our Story

our story starts with a crash

In 2008 the world’s financial ties shred. Banks die. Iceland is close to bankrupt. No one knows their future. No one knows if society will survive. The collapse hits poor the hardest.

from ballet to one-ton tables

After college for 15 years HENGE founder Alan Good danced with a world-class avant-garde dance company and traveled the world. In 2009 he hurts his foot. Doctor’s advice: don’t jump, for up to a year.

He checks the web to see if the US has concrete tennis tables like he saw in Berlin. He finds only two.

To Alan, it is not a big leap from producing dance to an outdoor ping pong table: both seek to bring together people.

Our Inspirations

Testimonials

The tables, which we expect to last at least 20 years, have given the community an additional inexpensive outdoor activity that is used by residents of all ages, including our disabled population.
— Steve Chironis, CFO, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
We are pleased to see that the Henge outdoor ping pong table has held up well through New Jersey’s recent rough winter and are confident it will provide years of enjoyment for park users.
— Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
It’s great to be able add a fun activity for young and old that requires minimal equipment and has very low maintenance needs. We are extremely satisfied with Henge.
— DAVID THOM, P.E., VP DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT, THE LEFRAK ORGANIZATION
Its sleek concrete design makes it look like something from Walter Gropius’ game room. The table is so aesthetically pleasing, it’s easy to forget that you can actually play Ping-Pong on it.
— Best Park Installation Award,The Village Voice

Our Clients

We work with Developers, Facilities Managers, Landscape Architects, Departments of Parks and Recreation — anyone who designs outdoor space used by lots of people. Here are a few: