Table Tennis Balls
The quality of a table tennis ball is determined by 4 criteria (according to the rules of the ITTF International Table Tennis Federation)
- Weight: A lighter ball is quicker than a heavier ball
- Hardness: The harder the ball, the livelier and more solid it is. Also a harder ball will retain its roundness for longer
- Roundness: Even the smallest dent in a ball can affect the direction that it will bounce. So the harder the ball the less likely it is to dent and the longer it will retain its roundness
- Rebound: A ball with a good rebound will bounce at a consistent height every time.
Even the best quality balls will lose performance over time, so it is important to change the ball on a regular basis.