# Are table tennis and ping pong the same?

Table tennis, also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net.

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## One may also ask, what is the correct size of a ping pong table?

The standard size of a ping pong table measures 9′ long by 5′ wide, so your ping pong room needs to be at least this size. If you’re just playing solo with one side of the table folded up, the length of the table is only around 5′.

Just so, do ping pong tables come in different sizes? Generally, ping pong tables come in three different sizes. Again, full-size tables are going to be advertised as “standard size”, “full-size”, “recreational” or “official size.” These are ALL going to have ITTF approved ping pong table dimensions of 9ft by 5ft by 2.5ft. Mid-size ping pong tables dimensions are smaller.

## Correspondingly, can you use a regular table for ping pong?

The first thing you’ll need is a table top. These tend to be made out of wood so you’ll need one or two large pieces of wood that you can cut into the dimensions of a ping pong table. Just to give you a rough idea, a standard table is 9-feet long and 5-feet wide.

## Is Ping Pong played to 11 or 21?

A game in table tennis is played until one of the players scores 11 points or if there is a 2 point difference after the score was tied (10:10). A game used to be played until 21, but that rule was changed by the ITTF in 2001.

## Is table tennis harder than tennis?

We played a few sets and as I expected I found tennis to be much easier than table tennis. The lines are the same but the whole spin thing just isn’t there. Fast or slow, high or low and that’s about it.

## What size is a 3/4 ping pong table?

You’ll notice that the width and length of the table is precisely 3/4 that of a professional table – 6.75 by 3.75 feet, compared to 9 by 5 feet. However, the height of the Butterfly 3/4 table (2.5 feet or 30″) is the same as full-size tables.

2.74m

## What are the dimensions of an Olympic ping pong table?

A standard table tennis table is 2.74m (9 ft) long, 1.525 m (5 ft) wide, and 76 cm (2.5 ft) high.

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## Which line is the smallest line on the table tennis table?

The playing surface is defined as the upper surface of the table which includes the 2cm white line along the sides and ends, the 3mm white line down the middle, plus the top edges. However, the vertical sides are NOT part of the playing surface.

## How many lets can you have in a row on a serve?

The simple answer is that there’s no limit on the number of times you can replay the service when it has hit the net. Rule 2.09 states that it shall be a let “if in service the ball touches the net assembly, provided the service is otherwise correct or the ball is obstructed by the receiver or his or her partner”.