I also received the following information from our Interiors Department - I would recommend the use of solar shades rather than metal blinds. Metal 1" blinds are very cost-effective, but once they are damaged or bent, it's likely considered "normal wear and tear" and not under warranty for replacement. The solar shades are a nylon (or similar) fabric with a mechanism installed at the top of the window with either a pull chain or a wireless feature that rolls the fabric into a hidden housing that can be painted to match the walls. We specify them in most TCU projects. Mechosystems is one brand that I've had good luck with. Heather Miller Marketing Coordinator [KSQlogo] "A Best Firm to Work For"- ZweigWhite KSQ Architects PC Please consider the environment before printing this email. From: swacuho-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:swacuho-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Odle, Curtis L. Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 3:03 PM To: SWACUHO-Listserv (swacuho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) Subject: [swacuho] Ping Pong Tables and Mini-blinds All, We have ping pong tables in a lot of our buildings and many of them have windows with mini-blinds nearby. As a result, the mini-blinds are getting bent and broken from the ping pong. What solutions have your developed to prevent the blinds from being damaged? Have you used any other kind of blinds other than traditional metal blinds? Thanks for your input, Curtis Odle | Assistant Director for Facilities and Operations Baylor University | Campus Living and Learning One Bear Place #97076 | Waco, Texas 76798-7076 254.710.1167 office | 254.710.3667 fax CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient and may contain confidential or privileged information. Any unauthorized review, disclosure, distribution, or other use of this email is prohibited. If you received this email and are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by phone or email and destroy all copies of the original message.