How to get Creative When Designing a Table Tennis Room

How to get Creative When Designing a Table Tennis Room
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    Before you can get creative designing your table tennis room, you first need some key elements in place for the room, including the right size room, the right lighting, the right flooring, the correct room temperature, and the right wall colors.

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When it comes down to planning and designing a space in your home to play table tennis, there is a lot to consider. Ideally, your planning process should begin before you purchase your table. Here, we offer some tips and guidance on how to plan the perfect table tennis room.

Choice of room

Firstly, you need to find a suitable room that is large enough to hold an average sized table tennis table.

The room also needs to have enough room for you to move and play around the table, therefore allowing easy arm movement and running space. If you want people to sit and watch, then this also needs to be taken into consideration.

Ideally your room should be larger than 9 feet x 5 feet in order to give you enough space to play. The About Sports website has more detailed information on this topic.

With regards to the type of room, many people have found that a garage or basement is the perfect place to convert into a table tennis room, as there is no natural light, but plenty of space.

Light

Table tennis rooms should have no natural light source as this can disrupt play. You therefore have to install lighting.

One general rule of thumb is that the table area needs to be well lit. How the rest of the room is lit is entirely up to you.

Ideally a one 4 foot fluorescent light tube should be placed directly over the center of the table. Then additional lighting needs to be placed around the table. Lighting against the walls is not really needed.

Flooring

Non-slip flooring is essential as you will be running around the table a lot and will need to re-position your feet quickly in order to take your shot. It also needs to be smooth and level so that the table does not rock or move.

The best type of flooring is a wooden sprung floor, whereas carpet and concrete are not suitable flooring options.

It is also a good idea to have an opposing floor color to that of the table. This is visually more pleasing for both the players and those who watch them.

Temperature

The room temperature is an important factor to consider when designing your room. Ideally it should be around 20 degrees Celsius and well ventilated; this is to avoid a build up of moisture on the floor that could make you slip while playing.

Wall color

This is important as you need the walls to not be too distracting to you as you play. Ideally the wall color below 2.5m should be dark, and above 2.5m it should be painted white in order to make the most of the light fixtures in the room. This will make playing and concentrating on hitting the ball that much easier.

We really do hope that you have found the information in this article helpful in planning your table tennis room. If you have then please do share with your friends via social media. But most importantly, enjoy your new table tennis room!

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