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Finding the Right Table for Table Tennis

Table tennis is a popular pastime among people today. Played indoors most of the time, table tennis requires the right equipment, but a table for table tennis should be especially considered. There are many different tables for table tennis to look out for.


There are specific measurements that are needed for a regulation size table for table tennis. The table for table tennis should be about nine feet long and five feet wide, and there should be a net that is six inches high.

The proper material for a table for table tennis is Masonite timber. This is a type of wood that is not natural but is made from the Mason method. This is where chips of wood are formed into longer fibers and steamed to an elongated form so that the chips can become boards. After heat and pressure are applied a table for table tennis is formed. Masonite timber is also especially strong, thus making it suitable for table tennis.

The bounce of the table should be about twenty three centimeters and the ball should be served about thirty centimeters up. Also, the color of the surface for the table for table tennis should be the same all around.

There should also be very little friction on the surface of the table for table tennis. The ball will be able to move and glide across the table as a result.

There are various different kinds of tables for table tennis. The first kind is an international tournament quality table. These tables are similar to what is used in official tournament. Brands of these tables include Germany’s Kettler Magnum, the Joola Atlanta and Joola Atlanta Olympic tables, Killerspin, Butterfly and Stiga brands.

Institutional tables are also popular. There are common to what is used in most environments. Stiga, Prince, Killerspin and Butterfly make tables in this form.

Home recreational tables are intended for the home. The Stockholm Indoor and Topstar XL models from Kettler are among these tables. Stiga Quickplay 2 and Instaplay are are popular.

Outdoor tables are different in that they are best for the outdoor settings. There are some chassis changes in it that makes them different from a typical table for table tennis.

Pingpong tables, which are smaller, are more compact tables for table tennis. A pingpong table is sixty inches long and thirty inches wide, and it is twenty eight inches high. This is the most popular type of table for table tennis in smaller homes.

The convertible is the last kind of table for table tennis. It is essentially a table tennis board that is used to place over a pool table. Many pool tables have table tennis addons for sale.

These are some of the types of table tennis tables to look for. They are different in many ways, but they can be found at places that sell tables for table tennis.


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