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Before I start I just want to apologize for how long this will be. So I play on the table I have at my house where the balls i use are very light and bounce pretty high and when I apply pressure with my finger I can make the ball collapse and even break a brand new ball. I am wondering if this is because it is a plastic ball or if it is just because it is a one star ball. So one of my teachers got a ping pong table in his classroom (lucky) so he made a club and I've been playing there a bit but with all the people who want to i haven't been there much. Except the first time I went I noticed the ball was ALOT heavier and did not bounce as high on the table. I also had trouble putting a decent amout of spin on the ball. This could be because it's an older table that I think he had donated and maybe the balls and bats came with it because they look old too or if if is a celluloid ball. So the main question i am trying to ask would be is the ball I am using celluloid or plastic, why are the two balls different weights and should I be training with a different type of ball if mine collapse like I mentioned earlier. Once again sorry for the length and thanks!
The ball is almost certainly a celluloid ball. There are not many plastic balls available. It is probably a low quality ball however.
They are OK in a training situation especially in a classroom where there are likely to be a lot of breakages.
At this stage don't worry too much about the different bounces. Just try to adapt to whatever you are playing with.
Take a look at the lesson we have on Choosing a Ball.
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