The upper surface of the table, known as the playing surface, shall be rectangular, 2.74m long and 1.525m wide, and shall lie in a horizontal plane 76cm above the floor.
The Net Assembly
The net assembly shall consist of the net of 15.25cm in height, suspended by a cord attached at each end to an upright post in the middle of the table, its suspension and the supporting posts, including the clamps attaching them to the table.
The ball shall be spherical, with a diameter of 40mm or 40+mm, made of celluloid or similar plastics material and shall weigh 2.7gram.
The racket may be of any size, shape or weight but the blade shall be flat and rigid. At least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood; an adhesive layer within the blade may be reinforced with fibrous material such as carbon fibre, glass fibre or compressed paper, but shall not be thicker than 7.5% of the total thickness or 0.35mm, whichever is the smaller.
A side of the blade used for striking the ball shall be covered with either ordinary pimpled rubber, with pimples outwards having a total thickness including adhesive of not more than 2.0mm, or sandwich rubber, with pimples inwards or outwards, having a total thickness including adhesive of not more than 4.0mm.
The minimum size dimensions for playing area:
8.5m x 4m (recreational play / coaching)
14m x 7m (international events / world championships / Olympic games)
8.5米 x 4米 (康樂場所 / 訓練場地)
14米x 7米 (國際賽事 / 世界錦標賽事 / 奧運賽事)