The amount of room you have around your table tennis table will greatly influence how your game is played. The less obstacles and more room you have the better- but with a bit of planning you can also make it work in smaller spaces. Below is a basic guide for the minimum amount of space needed for a fun game of ping pong on a standard size table.
A full sized table measures 9’ long by 5’ wide, so your room needs to be at least this size. If you're just playing solo with one side of the table folded up, the length of the table is only around 5'.
We recommended a minimum of 5’ behind each end of the table and 3’ to each side. If you don't mind leaning on furniture or hitting the occasional wall, you may be able to get away with a smaller playing area. Also consider your rooms ceiling height. Low ceilings and hanging light fixtures may get in the way of flying balls.
If you have an outside area that is fairly level, consider an outdoor ping pong table. This will give you more playing room and makes for great game summertime fun.
Another way to save space is to purchase a table that folds up for storage. All Tiger Ping Pong tables come with an Easy-Lock handle that makes it easy to fold up the table and roll into storage for maximum space saving.
For more information on recommended room sizes for table tennis, feel free to contact us.