Table Tennis (Ping-Pong)

Get to know shortly how we mark it on the map and what is the public Ping-Pong table and what are the basic table tennis rules and regulations. 🙂

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Signs of Ping-Pong on the map

Ping-Pong sign - Free Sport Parks Map

Its map label: Ping-Pong

The outdoor Ping-Pong tables are marked on the map with a salmon red circle icon. The location marked with “i-circle” can also be viewed on video in the table's data sheet.

Features of Ping-Pong table

The main feature of the outdoor Ping-Pong table is that its surface is separated by a net and one or more tables can be found in one place.

Ping-Pong tables - Budapest (4th district), Nyár utcai allee - Free Sport Parks map
Ping-Pong tables - Budapest (4th district), Nyár utcai allee
  • Names: Ping-Pong table / Ping-Pong court / Table tennis table /  Table tennis court
  • Type of tables: there are in generally two types the "old one" (concrete table surface with steel legs) and the "new one" with different colors of table surface like dark green, light green, blue or grey.
  • Net: the outdoor ping-pong tables have a net made of metal and can be of various colors, for example: white, yellow, green, grey.
  • Ground: concrete / asphalt / paving / gravel / rubber / soil
  • Opening hours: sport parks, sport fields are usually open in 0-24 hours, but there are some fenced sport places with limited opening hours (eg from sunrise to sunset, etc.) that appear at the entrance.

Always take care of the cleanliness of parks, equipments and courts and the hygiene, so next time you will be happy to do sport there! And if you notice any damage or malfunction, please report it to us as soon as possible.

Table Tennis basic rules

Out of signs and features get to know the basic rules and regulations also.

Equipment and dimensions

  • Table:
    • The table should be 2.74 meters long, 1.525 m wide, and 0.76 m high.
  • Paddle:
    • The paddle should have a red and a black side.
  • Ball:
    • The ball should be either orange or white and 40 mm in size.

(Image source: MightyGoods)

Table tennis marking and dimensions - Free Sport Parks map
Table tennis marking and dimensions – Free Sport Parks map

  • Each player serves two points in a row and then switch server.
  • However, if a score of 10-10 is reached in any game, then each server serves only one point and then the server is switched.
  • After each game, the players switch side of the table. In the final game (ie 5th game), the players switch side again after either player reaches 5 points.
  • A match is played best 3 of 5 games (or 4/7 or 5/9).
  • For each game, the first player to reach 11 points wins that game, however a game must be won by at least a two point margin.
  • A point is scored after each ball is put into play (not just when the server wins the point as in volleyball).
  • The edges of the table are part of the legal table surface, but not the sides.

The source of these rules and more information is available on Pongworld table tennis rules page.

Ping-Pong tables with videos

 

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