Table Tennis ball

Table Tennis Equipment

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omer muhammad

omer muhammad Asked 8 years ago

How to choose a table tennis ball by a one look?.what should be the weight of the ball?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Omer,

Take a look at our video in our Equipment Lessons on Choosing a Ball.  This will help you to make a decision.

Here is an extract from the rules on the Ball.

2.03  THE BALL 
2.03.01  The ball shall be spherical, with a diameter of 40mm. 
2.03.02  The ball shall weigh 2.7g. 
2.03.03  The ball shall be made of celluloid or similar plastics material and shall be white or orange, and matt. 

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

is it must 2.7g perfectly ?

what i mean is, the ball with 2.73g can't be used ? as there're some of them (DHS)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

There is a bit of variation of weight.  The lighter balls tend to be put as 1 and 2 star balls.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

so i found that DHS 3-stars ball is 2.73g and Stiga copetition ball is 2.76g
is it still good to use and good for a competition ball ? as it's not perfect (2.7g)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Yes they are good to use.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

yeah.. sigh...


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 8 years ago

ohh ok. i'll use them :D thank you very much ^^



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