Table Tennis | Ping Pong

Table tennis, also popularly called ping-pong, is a table sport where players use paddles (rackets) to hit a lightweight polymer ball over a central net. Played on a hard table surface that provides a uniform bounce to the ball, table tennis is a fast paced game that requires players to react quickly to the services and returns made by their opponents.

Points are score when a player does not return the ball across the net after a single bounce has occurred on their side of the table or if they themselves do not land the ball on the opposite surface. Ping-pong is a worldwide sport that can be played competitively in both two player (singles) or four player (doubles) formats.

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Table Tennis Tables
Plan drawing of a standard regulation Table Tennis | Ping Pong Table with dimensions for width and length
Table tennis tables are regulated playing surfaces designed specifically for the game of table tennis (ping-pong). Table tennis tables measure 9’ | 2.74 m long by 5’ | 1.525 m in wide. The playing surface of a ping-pong table must be set at a height of 2.5’ | 76 cm.
Elevation drawings with dimensions of a Table Tennis | Ping-Pong Table measuring length, height, and net height with players
Table tennis tables are regulated playing surfaces designed specifically for the game of table tennis (ping-pong). Table tennis tables measure 9’ | 2.74 m long by 5’ | 1.525 m in wide. The playing surface of a ping-pong table must be set at a height of 2.5’ | 76 cm.
Elevation drawings with dimensions of a Table Tennis | Ping-Pong Table measuring length, height, and net height with players
Table Tennis Tables

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Length: 9’ | 2.74 m
Width: 5’ | 1.525 m
Height (Surface): 2.5’ | 76 cm
Height (Net): 6” | 15.25 cm
Net Width Overhang: 6” | 15.25 cm
Height (Bounce): 9.1” | 23 cm from 11.8” | 30 cm
Materials: Plywood, particle-board, concrete, metal, plastic, fiber-glass

Drawings include:
Table Tennis | Ping-Pong Table side elevation, side (players), front, front (players), plan

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Table Tennis Clearances
Drawing with dimensions for the minimum side and end clearances required around a Table Tennis | Ping Pong Table
Table Tennis | Ping Pong tables require varying minimum clearance spaces around the table to accommodate player movement. Minimum clearances for tables are set at 5’ | 1.53 m from the end, 3’ | .9 m from the sides, and result in overall dimensions of 19’ x 11’ | 5.8 m x 3.4 m (209 ft2 | 19.4 m2).
Illustration of various required side and end clearances and room sizes required for Table Tennis | Ping Pong
Table Tennis | Ping Pong tables require varying minimum clearance spaces around the table to accommodate player movement. Minimum clearances for tables are set at 5’ | 1.53 m from the end, 3’ | .9 m from the sides, and result in overall dimensions of 19’ x 11’ | 5.8 m x 3.4 m (209 ft2 | 19.4 m2).
Illustration of various required side and end clearances and room sizes required for Table Tennis | Ping Pong
Table Tennis Clearances

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Minimum:
End Clearance: 5’ | 1.53 m
Side Clearance: 3’ | .9 m
Overall Length: 19’ | 5.8 m
Overall Width: 11’ | 3.4 m
Overall Area: 209 ft2 | 19.4 m2

Recreational Play:
Overall Length: 28’ | 8.5 m
Overall Width: 13’ | 4 m
Overall Area: 364 ft2 | 33.8 m2

International Tournament:
Overall Length: 46’ | 14 m
Overall Width: 23’ | 7 m

Overall Area: 1,058 ft2 | 98.3 m2

Drawings include:
Table Tennis | Ping Pong Clearances plan (minimum), plan (recreational), plan (tournament)

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Table Tennis Rackets | Paddles
Drawing of a standard Table Tennis | Ping Pong racket, or paddle, with dimensions for height and width
Table Tennis | Ping Pong Paddles are laminated rubber sponge covered wooden rackets comprised of a blade and a handle. Ping pong paddles have an average blade length of 6.7” | 17 cm, an average blade width of 5.9” | 15 cm, and an overall length between 9.45”-10.25” | 240-260 mm.
Table Tennis | Ping Pong Paddles are laminated rubber sponge covered wooden rackets comprised of a blade and a handle. Ping pong paddles have an average blade length of 6.7” | 17 cm, an average blade width of 5.9” | 15 cm, and an overall length between 9.45”-10.25” | 240-260 mm.
Table Tennis Rackets | Paddles

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Blade Length (Average): 6.7” | 17 cm
Blade Width (Average): 5.9” | 15 cm
Sponge Thickness: .06”-.1” | 1.5-2.5 mm
Length (Overall): 9.45”-10.25” | 24-26 cm
Handle Length: 3.75”-3.93” | 9.6-10 cm
Handle Width: 1”-1.3” | 26.5-33 mm
Handle Depth: .85”-.91” | 21.8-23 mm
Weight: 2.47-3.53 oz | 70-100 g
Material: Wooden racket, rubber laminated surface

Drawings include:
Table Tennis | Ping Pong Racket | Paddle plan

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Ping Pong Balls
Drawing with dimensions for diameter and circumference of a Table Tennis | Ping Pong ball with three-stars
Table Tennis | Ping pong balls are spherical polymer balls fabricated at a diameter of 1.57” | 40 mm (circumference of 4.94” | 125.6 mm) and mass of .095 oz| 2.7 g. White balls are official tournament balls, while orange balls are used for casual games as they are easier to see in most settings.
Table Tennis | Ping pong balls are spherical polymer balls fabricated at a diameter of 1.57” | 40 mm (circumference of 4.94” | 125.6 mm) and mass of .095 oz| 2.7 g. White balls are official tournament balls, while orange balls are used for casual games as they are easier to see in most settings.
Ping Pong Balls

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Diameter: 1.57” | 40 mm
Circumference: 4.94” | 125.6 mm
Mass: .095 oz | 2.7 g
Material: Polymer (previously celluloid)
Color: White or orange

Drawings include:
Table Tennis | Ping Pong Ball plan/elevation

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