This week ITTF has announced that from July 2013 on wards there will be the introduction of the new ping pong 'poly' balls to be used in all ITTF competitions. The ball will replace the present celluloid ball.
ITTF decided to postpond using the new Poly (non-celluloid) balls so the new pong pong poly balls are set to be used in ITTF tournaments as of 1 July 2014.
Do you know that the new Ping Pong Poly Balls are coming out soon? The new POLY balls will be officially used at ITTF events in July 1st, 2013. After this date the ITTF will NOT use celluloid balls, although they will remain legal for a while, until we officially decide the date to stop them .
Moreover please be aware that for the period between the 2013 WTTC in Paris and July 2013, the new POLY balls may be used exceptionally, in the case of events starting at the end of June 2013 and/or ending in July 1st, 2013. You can find how the new ping pong balls are made below.