Table tennis, also known as Ping Pong is a favorite game for many people. For playing this sport, you will need a table tennis table. For the latest fashioned, the counter tops need to be made of solid wood according to international regulations.
For full size table tennis table, the upper surface is called the playing surface and it requests for certain elasticity and even bounce of ping pong ball. The dimensions of full table tennis table size is 2.74 meters long, 1.525 meters width and 76 centimeters height measure from the ground.
In parallel with the horizontal, the table need to paint with dark color (must be dark green or dark blue color of cellulose lacquer or paint which is set by International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)). No glossy surface should be found throughout the side line. There is 2 cm width of white line at both border-end of the table. The long line is called long edge line while the short line is called the end line. There is a 3mm (1/8 inches) width of white line in the mid of the table which is called the center line and is use when playing in doubles games. The area was divided into left and right portions and a net is placed between the 2 portions of the table.
Standard Dimensions of Table Tennis Table:
Length: 2740 mm
Width: 1525 mm
Height: 760 mm
Net Height: 152.5 mm
Length: 9.0 ft
Width: 5.0 ft
Height: 2.5 ft
Net Height: 0.5 ft
Length: 107.87 inches
Width: 60.0 inches
Height: 29.92 inches
Net Height: 6.0 inches
The assembly of the net for full size table tennis table:
1. The setup includes a net, hanging rope, and net post. The net is secure at the clamp section on the table.
2. The net should be hung on a rope, and the rope was tied at both ends with 15.25 cm. The distance from the outer edge of the net post and the outer edges need to be 15.25 cm.
3. The net need to be 15.25cm distance from the table surface.
4. The bottom of the net should be as close as possible to the table surface; Whilst the both ends of the net should be as close to the net post.
How much space is needed for a ping pong table?
The table tennis space requirement for players to play is like this: it should be of the size of 1/73 of soccer field, or 1/7 of the size of tennis courts. The court need to surround by 75cm high of cardboard and extend to make it a 14 meter x 7meter rectangle field. The light has to places 5 meter high above the ground, and the brightness of the light need to reach 1000 lux.
For playing at home, you will have to have enough space to accommodate the table as it is 10 ft longer and wider compare to the pool table. For amateur players, no huge space is required and you can place the table tennis table in your vacancy room. If there is no room for you to place the table, you can place them outdoor like put at your backyard or front yard. However, for expert players, such space is not enough as they need 25 ft more for them to run around.
What is the standard room size for ping pong?
This is a very important question in table tennis for beginner. If there is not enough space in a table tennis room, it will be frustrating and the players will not be able to enjoy the game.
However the level of table tennis players will determine the amount of space that they will need in a game.
Professional table tennis players need enough space to be able to exhibit their table tennis skills, for instance a defender would need a lot more space because they tend to play more away from the table.
Amateur table tennis players who are serious about improving their techniques must have to practice in a standard room size.
Table Tennis Playing Area
According to the ITTF rules of table tennis, a room size or playing area for table tennis shall be rectangle and not less than 14m long, 7m wide.
‘The playing area shall be enclosed by surrounds about 75cm high, all of the same dark background colour, separating it from adjacent playing areas and from spectators.’
Table tennis is a sport which can be played both indoor and outdoor. There are indoor tables and outdoor tables, and indoor table tennis table requires a standard room size.
An official table tennis competition requires a standard table tennis playing area as specified in the official rules of table tennis.
Recreational Table Tennis Room Size
In the recreational level of table tennis, the standard room size is not too necessary. A game of ping pong can be play in the basement or garage or any other part of the house.
However for recreational games, it is also important to have some amount of space for the players to enjoy the game.
If there is not enough space in the room, players can hit their rackets on the wall anytime they want to make a smash.
To enjoy a game of table tennis at home with family members or friends, the playing area should be able to contain a full sized table tennis table.
Other factors to consider in a table tennis room is the lighting of the room and the floor covering.
In a table tennis room, there should be enough lighting in other to be able to see the ball clearly.
And also, the floor should have smooth concrete or wooden covering and must not be slippery.