The word ‘Ping Pong’ looks very cute but it is the same name as the table tennis game. It is also unknown as whiff-whaff. It is a sports game in which mostly 2 or 4 players hit a small and lightweight ball, using small solid wooden or rubber rackets. The game is played on a hard table divided by a small height net.
Ping pong or table tennis game is an indoor game but you can play it outside as well. This game improves hand-eye coordination, concentration, and tactical strategy, stimulates mental alertness, develops mental acuity, improves reflexes, burns calories, keeps your brain sharp, and also improves coordination.
Ma Long, Timo Boll, Fan Zhendong, Tomokazu Harimoto, Hugo Calderano, Liang Jingkun, and Wang Chuquin are the top players in ping pong sport. People start teaching and providing coaching to their kids and adults in early life so they can become good players in the future.
Many schools and academies are there that help you learn and play this game. You can also practice ping pong games at home or the office but you will need the following equipment and accessory to play and enjoy ping pong. Table tennis equipment is relatively inexpensive and simple.
What is the equipment needed in playing ping pong or table tennis?
The first requirement of this game is; a ping-pong table. The standard dimensions of a ping pong table are length: 274 x width 152.5 x height: 76 cm. It is made from compressed plywood and weighs around 70 kg. The table surface is uniformly matte and dark-colored.
Racket or Paddle
Table tennis rackets or ping-pong paddles have a standard blade length of 17 cm, and a blade width of 15 cm. It is made from rubber, wood, and a sponge. Usually, Its weight is between 75 g to 80 g. It comes in different colors and designs.
International table tennis specifies the rules that the game ball mass should be 2.7 grams and a diameter of 40 millimeters. The ping pong ball is made from plastic. Mostly this game is played with white and yellow ball colors.
Net and Post
Net and post height is 15.25 cm and its net overhang is 15.25cm. Its material is plastic and fabric. You can adjust the net in the middle or as per your game-playing techniques.
Shoe and Dress
Men can wear a short-sleeved shirt and shorts or a skirt for women. The dress should be comfortable and good in the fitting. Ping-pong shoes are also designed to make your movement easier. These shoes are lightweight with a good grip and quite a thin sole.
You also should have a sports bag in which you can keep your ping pong accessory and other things like water bottles, rackets, balls, towels, and more.