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What ping pong table to buy to organize contests and championships

When one is preparing to play a table tennis tournament, one hopes to do it in the best conditions and playing with a high quality table tennis table is one of them. Not all ping pong tables can be used in official tournaments and championships, as they must meet certain characteristics to be endorsed by the International Table Tennis Federation. The characteristics that a table tennis table must meet are explained below.

Let’s start with the dimensions. The length of a professional ping pong must be 2.74 m long, 1.525 m wide, and mounted on a horizontal plane 76 cm from the ground. Many of the boards shown on the market have these dimensions, however, and while they can be of any material, it is very difficult to find one that rises to 23 cm when a ball falls on them from a height of 30 cm.

What’s more, all tables must have the white lateral, rear and center lines. The first two will be 2 cm wide, and the third only 3 mm.

As for the colors of the board, all you have to do is take into account that it must be dark, uniform and matte.

From the point of view of the whole network, it should be clarified not only that it will consist of the network itself, but also its suspension and supports – including the settings that keep the table-. For our ping pong table to be valid for official tours and championships, attended by the most professional players, the net must be suspended from a rope tied at each end to a 15’25 cm vertical support on height, and the outside of the supports shall be 15.25 cm outside the sidelines.

In addition, the upper part of the net shall be 15.25 cm above the playing surface, at its full length, and the lower part as close as possible to the playing surface.

Finally, it should be noted that there are many brands that produce programs for use in the best national competitions and championships, but Enebe, the official sponsor of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation Table is one of the most prominent brands in professional ping pong tables manufacturing. (RFETM) since 1977.


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