VR table tennis

Table Tennis Discussion

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Nigel C

Nigel C Asked 2 months ago

Alois and Jeff,

Have you tried any of the VR table tennis games and do you think they could be useful for training?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 months ago

Hi Nigel,

I haven't tried any of them so can't give you an opinion on them.

Has anyone else out there had a try and find them useful or otherwise?


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Nemanja Jovanovic

Nemanja Jovanovic Posted 1 month ago

Eleven VR is highly realistic and full of players - more than 1,000,000 worldwide, including a worldwide (Elo based) ranking system The developers have implemented a great system that effectively negates the unavoidable delays you get from playing people on the other side of the world, as well as a very good simulation of spin/bounce/throw angle for your preferred rubber style. It's a bit tricky to set up at first, and not completely intuitive. The developers are due to release a fully overhauled user interface relatively soon.

Air resistance and table friction seem to be a touch off real world physics. Call it 95% accurate. Again, the next release is overhauling the physics engine to address that.


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 1 month ago

Nemanja,

Interesting! I shall have to convince a younger relative to buy a VR headset so that I can have a go. I wonder if players make the same mistakes as in real life. Do you think it could be used for training or is it a gimmick?


Nemanja Jovanovic

Nemanja Jovanovic Posted 1 month ago

It can absolutely be used for training. There is a built in 'super TT robot' that is essentially completely configurable (for its position, movement, ball direction, spin, speed...) and there are several training packs available for it.

In fact, you can buy 3d printed adapters for the oculus quest 2 controller which resemble a TT bat. I played it for several months and it accelerated things for me substantially - however I found myself unable to replicate the characteristics of my Rubber/bat combo in the game which kept throwing me off when swapping between games in real life, and in VR.

Have a look through some of their videos... there are several professional players in this ecosystem.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ElevenVR

https://twitter.com/ElevenVR/status/1511380660329631748?s=20&t=rclATAss6vr5PBLOiRIW0w

https://twitter.com/ElevenVR/status/1511380660329631748?s=20&t=rclATAss6vr5PBLOiRIW0w

https://twitter.com/ElevenVR/status/1511380660329631748?s=20&t=rclATAss6vr5PBLOiRIW0w



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