Balls and Rackets

Table Tennis Rackets


Before the competition begins, ITTF checks whether a player's racket conform to ITTF regulations and requirements. As you can see in the video, each racket is being checked by careful measurements.
The rackets once checked are then sealed and kept by the ITTF. These would be handed over to the players before commencement of their actual matches.
This informative video stated the standards required by the ITTF.

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ITTF Racket Control

Table Tennis Balls
Each Table Tennis ball should weigh 2.7gms with a diameter of 40mm.
When dropped from a height of 12 inches (30.5cm) onto a standard steel block the ball shall bounce up 9.4 to 10.2 in (24-26cm).
The new balls adopted in 2015 are now made of plastic polymer instead of celluloid. These are marked 40+. Celluloid balls are marked 40 without the +.
The balls are coloured white or orange. White balls are used for tournaments.

Quality of Balls
Balls rated 1 or 2 stars are for training purposes. 3 star balls are the highest quality and used
for competitions and tournaments. However the star rating system is not standard across
manufacturers. Therefore only 3 stars rated and ITTF Approved balls are used for tournaments.


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Choosing a Table Tennis Ball

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Plastic and Celluloid Table Tennis Balls Compared

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How Table Tennis Balls are made

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The Making of Table Tennis Blades and Rubbers

Fun Challenge 2024

Fun Challenge plus Social Lunch
Monday 24 June 2024

9:15am to 3:00pm
$15 per entry
10 doubles matches per player
360 prizes to be won
9 course social lunch at Lee Central Restaurant, Thornleigh

FUN & casual competition Day
Getting-to-know-you Day

Closing date for registration 10th June 2024


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