Table tennis, which is also termed as ping pong, is a game in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball forward and backward over a table utilizing a little bat. Table tennis is ruled and regulated by the global organization called International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926. The sport happens on a hard table partitioned by a net. The table tennis table is 2.74 m (9.0 ft) long, 1.525 m (5.0 ft) wide, and 76 cm (2.5 ft) high and the net is about 6 feet (1.83 m) long and 6 inches (15.25 cm) high.
One such study on table tennis table market shows that indoor tables have a much better playing surface as compare to the tables designed for outdoor use. Indoor tables need to keep at room temperature and not subjected to high temperature variations. Presently, outdoor tables are constructed differently and the best models have galvanized steel undercarriage, net and posts, and a weatherproof top surface. For more durability table tennis tables are made entirely of concrete and have a polished top surface. They are best in-class models designed lasts for more than 50 years with similar playing characteristics for an indoor gaming.
Types of Table Tennis Tables:
- Conversion Tops
- Mini table tennis tables
- Adjustable height table tennis tables
- Novelty mini table tennis table
- Swimming pool table tennis tables
Starting range of these tables are from $15 depending upon the standards. Some variation of these tables like, Rollway, Separate halves, Innovative designs etc. Table tennis tables need to be stored in a cool place to prevent wrapping of the table surface. It is generally used to cover the whole top surface of the table to prevent it from the external conditions. The tables which appear on the list of ITTF authorized tables can be used in authorized events.