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Collegiate Table Tennis in the US

The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) is dedicated to promoting competitive table tennis at the collegiate level in the US and Canada. The NCTTA works with the USA Table Tennis Association, the sports’ national governing body, to further progress in College Table Tennis.  It works to promote both recreational and intercollegiate Table Tennis on college campuses. Our ultimate goal is to promote serious amateur sport competition among collegiate table tennis athletes and schools most specifically in the area of women’s table tennis where the NCAA has currently created an impetus for such a program.

From the National College Table Tennis Association Regulations and Competition Rules, the rules for equipment states:

3) Equipment
a) NCTTA will supply balls for all NCTTA competitions.
b) Equipment used at NCTTA competitions will conform to USATT/ITTF regulations.

References:

National Collegiate Table Tennis Association – www.nctta.org
USATT Laws of Table Tennis – http://www.paddlepalace.com/Manuals/Rules_usatt.pdf
ITTF Laws of Table Tennis – http://www.paddlepalace.com/Manuals/Rules_ITTF.pdf
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