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NathGasPro
01-08-2019, 04:16 PM
Hi ttd,

Im looking for a small table tennis table that has adjustable legs, are these for sale anywhere? My daughter is 3 so I want her to be able to see over the table (obviously), I could do with a 3/4 table or slightly smaller but with legs that can be adjusted to different heights so you can adjust as she grows.

Is there anything out there for this?
Thanks

KMTT
01-08-2019, 08:12 PM
I bought a (reduced size, 6ft?) Butterfly table topper. Seemed like a good starter option, my 4 year old son isn't that bothered about playing so can't fully recommend and a cheap brand could I guess be equally as good for a topper.

Lula
01-08-2019, 08:20 PM
Maybe you can make an elevated floor or something like that, that is safe enough and then she can play on a regular table. I know we have something like that for really small children in our club.

suds79
01-08-2019, 09:14 PM
Well until you get a table situation figured out, at only 3 years old. You could spend a long time seeing if she can balance a ball on a paddle. Then bounce a ball. etc. No table needed.

It's your choice to parent but I'm always a little weary (because I went through it myself with my brother & tennis) when parents want to start pushing a sport on a kid from such an early age. Real easy to burn them out if it feels like a job rather than play.

Lula
01-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Well until you get a table situation figured out, at only 3 years old. You could spend a long time seeing if she can balance a ball on a paddle. Then bounce a ball. etc. No table needed.

It's your choice to parent but I'm always a little weary (because I went through it myself with my brother & tennis) when parents want to start pushing a sport on a kid from such an early age. Real easy to burn them out if it feels like a job rather than play.

I think i agree somewhat with this. The kid will proably have a good starting point if she play alot with different balls so she get a feeling for the ball. And also do alot of running, jumping and stuff like that. Then she will have an advantage in any sport. I coach alot of kids and the kids with good motor skills and knowledge about where they have their body learn the strokes alot faster. It is proably more difficult to be a coach today and develop good players since kids no not move as much as before. If the kid have a good feeling for the ball she will also have an advantage in tabletennis, and other sports with balls.

Loopadoop
01-09-2019, 12:54 PM
Here is a method to convert a Table Tennis table for adjustable legs to accommodate the different heights of kids for training:

https://youtu.be/ZiSZufAtpRE