Table tennis

The table

The upper surface of the table, known as the playing surface, is 2.74m long and 1.525m wide and is horizontal 76cm above the floor. 

The playing surface does not include the vertical sides of the tabletop. 

The playing surface yields a uniform bounce of about 23cm when a standard ball is dropped on to it from a height of 30cm. 

The playing surface is a matte surface and dark coloured. There is a white side line, 2cm wide, along each 2.74m edge and a white end line, 2cm wide, along each 1.525m edge. 

The playing surface is divided into two equal courts by a vertical net parallel to the end lines. For doubles, each court is divided into two equal half courts by a white centre line, 3mm wide, running parallel with the side lines. The centre line forms part of each right half court.

The net assembly

The net assembly includes the net, its suspension and the supporting posts, including the clamps attaching them to the table. 

The net is suspended by a cord attached at each end to an upright post 15.25cm high. The outside limits of the post are 15.25cm outside the side line. 

The top of the net is 15.25cm above the playing surface. The bottom of the net, along its whole length, is as close as possible to the playing surface. The ends of the net are attached to the supporting posts from top to bottom.

Table-tennis

References

The Laws of Table Tennis. ITTF Handbook 2016. www.ittf.com/ittf_handbook/ittf_hb.html

Sports association details

Western Australian Table Tennis Association Inc

Linda Bell
Executive Director
PO Box 321, East Victoria Park WA 6101
Telephone 08 9470 1830
Email ttawa@bigpond.com
Website www.tabletenniswa.net

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.