Global Table Tennis Equipment Market 2016-2020 - Rise in the Usage of Robots for Table Tennis Practice and Leisure Games - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Table Tennis Equipment Market 2016-2020" report to their offering.

The global table tennis equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 2.31% during the period 2016-2020.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global table tennis equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of different types of table tennis equipment to individual consumers, clubs and pubs, and sports organizers. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, originated in England, but became the national sport of China. ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) is the global governing body of table tennis. It has 220 member associations. This sport has been included in the Olympic Games since 1988, and it is one of the reasons why the sport is now popular across the globe.

There is a rise in the usage of robots for table tennis practice and leisure games. The difficulty of finding a partner to play with has led to the popularity of the robot. Improvement in the robot with reasonable accuracy, and the ability to place the balls in more than six different positions in the sequence is also increasing the usage of robots in many table tennis clubs and home tables.

One such example of a robot is Y&T V-981, which can deliver every spin, place the ball in one spot, and alternate between forehand and backhand. This Chinese robot has been rebranded as Practice Partner in the UK and Paddle Palace in the US. In 2014, Japanese firm Omron developed a prototype robot which could even beat a semi-skilled human opponent and was capable of entering long rallies with human players. Such increasing development of robots that can play like humans is a new key trend in the market, but the adoption rate is still low.

According to the report, modification in ball rules will be a key driver for market growth. Change in the equipment rules is helping the market grow, as the rules require teams to change their entire equipment. In 2014, ITTF announced that the celluloid balls will be replaced with the new plastic or poly balls starting July 2014. The initiative was taken to make ball have a higher rebound, and to decrease the speed at topspin strokes.

Key vendors

  • Butterfly
  • Double Happiness
  • DONIC
  • JOOLA
  • STIGA

Other prominent vendors

  • Andro
  • Cornilleau
  • Dr. Neubauer
  • G.K. Industries
  • Killerspin
  • Nittaku
  • SAN-EI
  • Stag
  • TIBHAR
  • Xiom
  • Xu Shaofa Sports
  • Yasaka

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Related Topics: Tennis and Racket Sports Equipment

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