The popularity of game tables is great. Table tennis is a remarkable kind of sports both for adults and for children. The tennis table can be met in a courtyard, at schools, at the enterprises, in establishments. How can we choose it correctly?
There appeared the updated list of game tables! The list includes the game tables and tables brands which have received approval ITTF up to the end of 2005. It will be useful to amateurs who want to purchase the tennis table for the first time. In addition, it will be useful to professionals who carry out official competitions.
In the first case (amateur) - you will be guaranteed against wrong statement of technical equipment, which depends not only on the good trainer, but also on the elementary bounce of the ball. The ball will skip, as it is necessary for tables with a badge ITTF.
The trainer should not run with a ruler for measurement of height from a floor (76 cm).
In turn, professionals will be insured from any appeals - a table is curvy and of wrong size. All questions were sent to the international federation of table tennis (ITTF), and now you see the results in the approved table. The most important stock of game tables is estimated in the sum. The high tables prices are about 700 US dollars and are higher (for one unit). However, it goes with the ITTF badge.
If it is necessary to buy something for a summer residence then it is possible to save money, of course. However, in this case, it is necessary to feel everything with hands and to incur all risks. The list of the approved tables will operate until December 31, 2005. Minor alterations, which are connected with the advent of new names and leaving old here, have appeared. For example, the list does not contain anymore the approval of a tennis table of firm Chiodi (F-2002).
However, the number of badges for sportsmen with the limited opportunities (wheelchair) has increased. The manufacturers have started to give more attention to players on invalid wheelchairs, and the quantity of such special tennis tables increased.
This bridges the question,"...Why is it necessary to approve anything"?
There are norms of ITTF where Council of ITTF can withdraw the given certificate. At any time if it is revealed, that its further action is fatal for sports. (The Section of Rules for competitions writes about it in paragraph 188.8.131.52. It deals with equipment and game conditions).
Besides, nobody would like to study to play table tennis on one table somewhere in Australia and to see completely another bounce having arrived on tournament somewhere to Africa. Therefore, the number of the manufacturers risked to adhere established ITTF to standards is not long at all.
The number of those who release cheap tables for amateurs is much bigger. That can easily spoil the technique of game. The main parameters of normal table is height (76 centimeters) and identical bounce on all game surface (the standard ball is released from height of 30 cm; it should jump aside on 23 cm). The first parameter can be checked up with a usual ruler. However, it is extremely difficult for the second even in industrial conditions.