Table Tennis Table

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

German Guevara

German Guevara Asked 9 years ago

Hello again Alois...

I wanna build my own table tennis, cause i wanna save some money... So, you have a knowledge about a special wood or some material I could use?? I know the surface is very important to the ball bounce... I know the correct size, the only thing I want to know is what kind surface can I use? 

You think it's a good idea?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi German,

You can use a chipboard wood.  The harder woods are better and faster but they are also more expensive to use.  You can use a plywood or Marine ply as well.

Then you need to think about the paint as well.

I think it is actually cheaper and easier to buy a table nowadays.

Others may have some ideas for you.


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douglas harley

douglas harley Posted 9 years ago

here in the usa, you can get a good used table on craigslist for less than $100, and you are gonna spend that much at least to build your own table, plus a lot of time, plus you will get an inferior end-product (out-of-balance/level, bad bounce, splinters, dangerous corners/edges, etc.).  you'll end up spending more on your paddle and rubbers anyhow...


German Guevara

German Guevara Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Alois and Douglas!



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