fact of the day

Did you know that in October of 2000 the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) changed the official size of the ball from 38mm to 40mm?

The goals to increase the length of rallies and increase the visibility of the ball for television have proven to be quite positive.

If you haven’t had a chance to play with a new 40mm, you are in for a real treat!

Source: ping-pong.com

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Matt Maldre

i like to play with ping pong balls that are 80mm. THAT’s a treat!

Tom Saaristo

We have a ping pong table at work. Honestly it had been so long between playing recently and when I last played [we had a ping pong table when I was a kid] that I didn’t notice … now if the ping pong balls were 80mm I would certainly notice!