Table tennis is known as Ping pong and Whiff-Whaff played by many people and they really enjoy this game, as it is a very easy game and everyone can easily understand the rule of this game. Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players played and they need to hit a small light-weighted ball which is also known as Ping pong ball with the help of small wooden paddles, and the Ping pong table official size is decided by ITTF.
If you want to play this game, you need to hit the ball in the back and forth position. And the game takes place on a hard wooden table and the table is divided by a net. It is also an Olympic sport.
So, we are going to describe the true dimensions of the table so it will help you to choose the right choice.
Instruction About Table Requirements:
Most of the sports have official instructions about the body that will help to set the rules and regulations about the game and Ping pong or Table tennis is one of them. By this, you get to know how the points are recorded.
In the case of table tennis, it is governed by the worldwide organization named International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)and it necessitates an area not less than 14 m long, 7 m wide, and 5 m high for oppositions.
Standard Size of Ping Pong Table:
Ping pong table official size can differ from table to table as the size of a table is not the same as a usual official tournament approved table. In most cases, it is smaller than the official standard Ping pong table. The table shall be in surface rectangular, usually,
Ping pong table official size:
Ping pong table official size is:
(Length x width x height)
- In meter it will be 2.74m x 1.525m x 0.76m
- In feet, it will be 9 ft. x 5 ft. x 2.5 ft.
- In inches, it will be 108″ x 60″ x 30″
- In centimeters it will be 274cm x 152.5cm x 76cm
How Long Is A Ping Pong Table in Inches?
|In mm:||In cm:||In feet:||In inches:|
|Length: 2740 mm||Length: 274 cm||Length: 9.0 ft.||Length:107.87 inches|
|Width: 1525 mm||Width: 152.5 cm||Width: 5.0 ft.||Width: 60.0 inches|
|Height: 760 mm||Height: 76 cm||Height: 2.5 ft.||Height:29.92 inches|
|Net Height: 152.5 mm||Net Height: 15.25 cm||Net Height: 0.5 ft.||Net-Height: 6.0 inches|
This measurement is used for official events like national or international especially Olympics. As it is the official size of a table so it is specific for tournaments and mostly founds in clubs.
How Long Should A Ping Pong Table Be?
|Official Ping Pong Table Size||The Recommended Size for Recreational|
|2.74m x 1.525m x 0.76m or,
274cm x 152.5cm x 76cm or,
9ft x 5ft x 2.5ft or,
108in x 60in x 30in
|84″ x 42″ or even smaller|
|Thickness||20mm to 25mm||16mm to 20mm|
2cm end line,
3mm centerline (for doubles)
|Net Dimension||Height: 15.25 cm or 6”
Length: 183 cm or 6ft
Post length: 15.25 cm or 6” outside the table
|Weight||300 pounds plus|
(L x B x H)
|14m x 7m x 5m||17ft x 9,5ft|
|Table Material||High-Quality Composite Boards
it must produce a uniform bounce of 26cm when a standard ball is dropped on the table from a height of 30cm.
playfield on the international level is 14m x 7m approximately it will be 46ft x 23ft. On the other hand, on a national level, there is less need for space, it needs about 8.5m x 4m or 28ft x 13ft round. As if you see pro players they really play a long shot, they take few steps back and then go on the side and then hit the ball within the given space as given by ITTF.
Height of Ping Pong Table:
The standard height of a Ping pong table is 0.76 m. This is the standard level for players of various physiques to play comfortably. It is also for disabling players which are in wheelchairs so in this way they also take part in this game and also enjoy the game comfortably.
The Thickness of Table:
Ping pong table surface thickness comes in different. The official regulation thickness is 25mm and it is made of one continuous sheet, there are no joints in it and the casual size of thickness is ½” or up to 1″ thick.
In Ping pong table thickness matters a lot. The reason behind this is as much as the table is thicker from the top ball will bounce more.
But on the downside, thick tables can be expensive. So, if you are buying a tennis table for the home you can buy at least ¾” (18mm) thick which is best.
Patterns on The Table:
As patterns are important because they can divide Ping pong into equal halves. So, the standard Ping pong table must have:
- A white sideline that is 2 cm wide across the length of the table.
- A 3mmwide white line parallel to the sideline
- A white end line of 2 cm wide across the width of the table.
The purpose of using a net is to separate the board into two equal parts. The color of the net must be dark like dark blue, dark green, or black with a white color strip on the top edge so white color makes it more prominent. The strip shouldn’t be wider than 15 mm. The ITTF has rules for the Ping pong net it has to be 1.84m or 6ft long and 0.1525m tall.
The net is supported by two poles with the same height as the net. The posts shouldn’t be more than 15.26 cm away from the table’s edges and the net should be as close as much to the surface.
Mini Ping Pong Table:
Mini Ping pong tables are smaller than the official Ping pong table. Like the ¾ Ping pong tables; mini Ping pong tables are smaller than ¾ tables. They come in a lot of different sizes but range around 6ft x 3ft and they have a height of 2.5ft. Playing on a mini table is fun and we can easily learn how to play but when you shift to standard official size, you will take a lot of time for adjustment.