Ball Change

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 8 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 8 years ago

Is it true that Table Tennis balls would be changed after the Olympics? And if is so,then why? Aren't celluloid balls good any more?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Sourav,

Yes they are talking about changing the composition of the ball to go away from celluloid.

I haven't really kept up with the discussion on it.  i am sure some of our readers are up with it though. 


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Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Posted 8 years ago

Would the bounce and sound of bouncing be different from the celluloid balls?

jasper nokkosmaki

jasper nokkosmaki Posted 8 years ago

hi

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Soourav,

We will have to see what they come up with. 


Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 8 years ago

i lpve celuloid balls....i hope that the ITTF dont chose wood balls...

 


Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 8 years ago

i lpve celuloid balls....i hope that the ITTF dont chose wood balls...

 


James Lindberg

James Lindberg Posted 8 years ago

Do you have any more information on the timeline? I see 2013 as being when the change will be in effect to the POLY balls.

I also believe this will have a SIGNIFICANT in the current equipment. 

ITTF said they are "hoping" to get the ball to play 95% similar to the current balls and that it will still be 40mm.

I was hoping that you would have more insight on this change.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi James, I haven't been keeping up to date with this.  If anyone else knows more, I would love to hear about it?

James Lindberg

James Lindberg Posted 8 years ago

I just found some more info. It appears it is now being delayed until the World Championships in 2014.

I just don't see their logic in changing the ball material. 



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