Court dimensions for table tennis?

These are the minimum size dimensions you'll need for the playing area, based on the standard of competition being played ...

* International Events, World Championships & Olympic Games

14m x 7m (46 feet x 23 feet)

* National tournaments

12m x 6m (40 feet x 20 feet)

* National league / Representative matches

10m x 5m (33 feet x 16 feet 6 inches)

* Local league / Local tournaments

9m x 5m (30 feet x 16 feet 6 inches)

* Recreational play and coaching

8.5m x 4.12m (28 feet x 13 feet 6 inches)

Of course, if you want to play table tennis at home, you could use any space that will accommodate a table tennis table (9 feet long and 5 feet wide - 2.74m x 1.525m).

However, any area smaller than the recommended size of 8.5m x 4.12m will mean that you'll be restricted in either the type of strokes you can use and/or your style of play.