Best ball

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Last updated 7 years ago

Prahadhesh Saminathan

Prahadhesh Saminathan Asked 7 years ago


Which is the best ball to play?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Prahadhesh,

With the Celluloid balls I think the best was the Nittaku.  With the new Plastic balls I am not sure.

Anyone who is using the new balls may want to give their opinions on what they have used and how good they are.

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Ernest Wahyu

Ernest Wahyu Posted 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

I also have some questions about ping pong balls :

1. Actually what is the legal size of ping pong balls ? I'm confused since i found ball with 40 and 40+ size in the markets.

2. Are celluloid ball still being used in major tournament right now ?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Ernest,

The balls that are labelled 40+ are the new Plastic balls.  They are still supposed to be 40mm in diameter.

International tournaments are now using Plastic balls.  A lot of local tournaments are still using the Celluloid balls.

Jo Boermans

Jo Boermans Posted 7 years ago


I am curious to about the size. Almost all the new plastic balls are 40+.

Maybe they aren't that perfect and one ball can be a little bigger or smaller than an other one.

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