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The Ball

The ball must be 2.7 grams and have a diamter of 40mm (formerly a 38mm diameter). The 40mm ball is slower and "less spinny." (Wikipedia, Table Tennis)

The Table

The table must be 9 feet long by 5 feet wide and 30 inches high. The table is divided in half by a 6 inch high net. (Wikipedia, Table Tennis)

The Racket

A wooden padle often coated with rubber on atleast 1 side. New technology has led to many rapid changes in the racket over the past decade. Now most rackets come with a carbon layer which increases the "sweet spot" of the racket. The May 16, 2007 ets which will provide a certain level of spin, speed and specific playing characteristics. You could create a racket with a different type of rubber on each side. Types of Rubber. (Wikipedia, Table Tennis)

The Player

The player usually has on some compression shorts with some short-shorts over that, for easy movements. Then a light polyester shirt is worn for comfort and mobility. Often a headband is worn so the sweat doesn't drip into their eyes. Last is the shoes, you need nonslip, high traction shoes that are light and easy to move around with.

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