Use of Ping Pong Balls, Table and Paddles

Today, however, the game is recognized as table tennis those who perform the expression ping pong. The game of table tennis is regulated by the International Table Tennis Federation or ITTF.

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Ping Pong Table and Balls

Ping pong is performed on a table that measures 9′ x 5′ wide x 30′ high. A web measuring 6 inches high divides the table into two halves and extends over every edge of the table by 6 inches. Two or four players use paddles to hit a ball back and forth to one another, also referred to as a rally. The best ping pong ball used for official tournaments today measure 40mm in diameter are made from celluloid and weigh 2.7 grams. Balls were the norm but that changed after the 2000 Olympics. Balls are less and slower. It is been suggested that the transfer to the ball was due. Balls show onscreen up, along with a rally which keeps the viewer interested in the game play is encouraged by the balls. The Maximum quality Ping pong balls have a rating which roundness and reflect consistency in regard. A quality 40mm BAL, when dropped from a height of 30cm approximately 12′ will bounce 23cm high.

Ping Pong Paddles

Table’s sport Tennis uses paddles to hit at the ball. In Europe they are known as bats and the ITTF refers to them. Though there are no official rules governing a paddle’s dimensions, shape or weight, it has to be horizontal, rigid and coated in an approved rubber. The thickness of the adhesive and rubber should not exceed 2mm and the paddle must be colored black on one side and red on the other. The majority of the paddle must be made from natural wood. However, the paddle can be reinforced with a layer of carbon fiber, glass fiber or compressed paper so long as that layer is between the blade and the rubber surface. Some paddles might be reinforced with titanium or aluminum. With unique rubbers during game play, rate and the forms of twists can be changed on a paddle. Many times a player will use a paddle which will create great spin on the ball on one side and the other hand will create little to no twist. Typically, the forehand side of a paddle is the side that is attacking and the rubber generates a good deal of spin. It is normal to find sandwiched rubber on the attacking side since the inward facing pimples, coupled with a smooth striking surface allows the ball to sink more into the paddle thus creating a larger area of contact and twist. The side of the paddle is the side and the spin of the ball should be nullified by the rubber. Rubber with pips is used to get defensive chops or strokes.