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The best...summer play gear

Designer sets of pétanque, foosball, ping-pong, and more

Teak pétanque set
Two designers collaborated to create this handsome set for the French game of pétanque. The set’s chromed boules are housed in a teak case “that will weather beautifully, even when left out in the elements.”
$200, dwr.com
Source: Wall Street Journal

Ella foosball table
Made of “outdoor-friendly” stainless steel, this customizable foosball table “puts a Title IX spin” on a frat-house staple: You get to choose the gender of every player.
$4,750, www.conranusa.com
Source: Wall Street Journal

Alice Supply ping-pong set
Ping-pong is never more fun than when played beside an outdoor pool. These “über-stylish” paddles may not be up to Deng Yaping’s standards, but they create the right spirit.
$54, alicesupplyco.com
Source: Elle

Sandringham croquet set
Jaques of London is the Rolls-Royce of croquet-set manufacturers. The heads of four of the eight slender mallets in the Sandringham set are made from the heaviest wood on the planet—giving players superior control.
$9,000, jaquesgames.com
Source: Forbes Life

Fritz Orr paddles
Ex-canoeing champ Fritz Orr builds his oars for the water. But given that he uses “musical-instrument-grade” hardwoods to museum-grade visual effect, it’s no surprise that many end up hanging above fireplaces.
From $337, taigan.com
Source: Town & Country

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