Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using a small bat. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table, and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent's options, giving the hitter a great advantage.
Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Foundation (ITTF), founded in 1926.
The official rules of table tennis regarding TT Balls:
spherical, with a diameter of 40mm and.
weigh 2.7g and.
be made of celluloid or similar plastics material and.
be white or orange, and matt.
I guess if you are looking for the best ball you should go for the Nittaku Premium.It plays the most like the old celluloid balls and has received the most positive reviews from the worldwide table tennis community.
Generally, balls have a star rating system that ranges from one to three. 1-star and 2-star balls are less durable and they are usually bought in mass in packs of 100 or 200 to be used for rallying or practice.
The three star ratings represent the best balls and they are the only balls you should be using in matches and competition.