How do you fit table tennis into an understated, mid-century decorated area? With the James Perse Ping Pong Table ($TBA), that's how. This regulation 9' x 5' table is constructed from environmentally farmed solid teak, and features a hidden drawer for holding the included handmade paddles and balls, a leather bound net, and an optional teak table top that turns the playing surface into a dining or conference table when game time becomes work/family time. [Thanks, Mike]
Like the Six-One Tour K Factor before it, the new Wilson Six One Tour BLX ($200) is the choice of tennis' grand gentleman Roger Federer. Made for skilled players — weekend club attendees need not apply — the BLX features Basalt fibers woven directly into the racquet, resulting in terrific power and control, but an even better, more natural feel. No cover is included, but if you're considering this serious a racquet, odds are you already have your own bag.
Hailed as one of the best playing professional tables since its introduction 50 years ago, the Brunswick Gold Crown V Pool Table ($10,000) is ready to bring a level of class to your billiards games that the local watering hole can't provide. As the fifth version in the series, it offers updated styling, longer rails and tighter pockets for pro-level compliance, hardwood construction, a premium slate top, and your choice of felt. For added fun, pick up a Table Tennis Conversion Top ($330) — it'll go great with that new CarboTec 100 Paddle.
Just finding your way around a new course can be a chore, never mind finding your way from tee to green. So if you're planning on doing some course touring this summer, do yourself a favor and pick up the Bushnell Hybrid Laser GPS Rangefinder ($460). The first laser rangefinder to integrate a GPS, it offers +/- one yard accuracy, 5x magnification, and precise distance to the front, center, and back of the green. Add in the 16,000 pre-loaded courses, automatic hole advance, and automatic course recognition, and you're got a tool that needs to be in your bag — with the added bonus of tournament-approved status, so you won't be lost when you need its help the most.
There are plenty of times we've wished we had a football on hand, only to realize that dragging around a regulation pigskin isn't really practical. Which is why they make the Stuff Football ($13). Sporting a zipper where the stitches would be, this half-regulation-size ball is constructed with cordura, can be folded flat for traveling, then filled with socks or other soft items wherever, whenever gametime strikes. [Thanks, Michael]