Basic Rules of Playing Table

Height of a Table Tennis Table

table tennis tableTable 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, the upper surface is called the playing surface and it requests for certain elasticity and even bounce of ping pong ball. The 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.

In mm:
Length: 2740 mm
Width: 1525 mm
Height: 760 mm
Net Height: 152.5 mm

In feet:
Length: 9.0 ft
Width: 5.0 ft
Height: 2.5 ft
Net Height: 0.5 ft

In inches:
Length: 107.87 inches
Width: 60.0 inches
Height: 29.92 inches
Net Height: 6.0 inches

table tennis table dimensionThe Assembly of the Net:
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.

The space required 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.

Source: www.tabletennisspot.com
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