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Top 10 Points – 2015 World Championships

“A world-class Table Tennis player needs the intelligence of a chess player, the aerobic capacity of a marathon runner, and the physical strength of a body builder.”

Christian Lillieroos,
former US Table Tennis Team
National Coach

DONIC Energis Masters 2015: 1:22


You Can Play Table Tennis at 100!!

Two key aspects to choosing a table:

1) Select a table that supports your intended use and style of play.

2) Know the difference between a quality table and one that only looks good but will fall apart in a year or two.

Questions to ask before you buy:

•  How good is the Undercarriage? Inspect the hardware and frame underneath the table. A quality undercarriage will support the table top and provide long-term satisfying play.

•  How thick is the table? Generally, a thicker table will provide a higher, more lively bounce. Most, if not all tables certified by the International Table Tennis Federation are 25 mm (1″) thick.

• How consistent is the bounce? A well designed and manufactured table top provides a consistent bounce at all points. has structural support that keeps the table solid no matter where the ball bounces.

• Useful facts about quality: For ITTF approval, bounce height must be tested at sixteen different points, plus three special points – such as above the legs. Rebound at those points is tested by dropping the ball from a height of 30 cm (11.8″), and the ball must rebound to between 230-260 cm or at least 77%. Bounce Consistency and Rebound Height are only two key indicators of how well a table will play.

• How heavy is the table? Generally, light weight points to cheap hardware and other short cuts.

 

Play on a good table – you’ll never want to go back!