“Table tennis is a popular national sport of German table tennis a demanding sport which in this country often underestimated and almost under edge sports” ranks. In doing so, Germany is one of the most successful international table tennis teams and can look back since 1929 on numerous successes in women’s and men’s doubles but also in the individual events. For the practice of sport, you need table tennis, ping pong with a net and of course balls. Table tennis rackets are available in the different versions. The major playing surfaces are oval and several times glued wooden; other materials such as carbon or Kevlar are possible. The Club selection is influenced by the thug attitude of Tischtennisspielers. The shake hand position for which there is accordingly shaped handles in four versions prevails in the European area.
Mostly with the Penholder racket attitude players from Asia such as Japan and China, there are two variants – for the Japanese and Chinese style. Every club must be bi-colour, usually red and black. The colors indicate different coverings of the racket. Thus, the opponent at the turning of the racket can detect the surface changes and adjust with his game. In addition to the traditional table tennis facilities for leisure activities, there are also competition tables. Both should have exact dimensions and: 2.74 m length width 1,525 m, height, 76.2 cm.
The network then separates this table into two equal halves to each 1.37 m. Each half is divided again by applying the so-called centerline in length and more white lines, running to the network either parallel (bottom line) or senkrecht(Seitenlinien) located on the edges of the table. The network should be 15.25 cm deep and is right and left with a clamp attached to the table. The power only to a maximum of 10 mm must fall at a central loading. This is mandatory for games in the competition. Table tennis balls are in different qualities available, which are marked with stars from one to three. In the competition, association rules, but only the highest quality are approved in accordance with German. The approved ping pong balls are either Matt white and Matt orange. Simple balls and other colors are possible in the leisure or exercise area. All balls are hollow, have a diameter of 40 mm and are made of celluloid.