What colour surface is best?
The colour of the table top surface is important because it needs to provide a good contrast between the floor, the walls and the background colours of the playing area.
Traditionally, the surface of a table tennis table was always green or grey but, in order to make them visually better for television audiences, there was a period of experimentation with different colours during the early 1990s.
A matt blue colour was eventually chosen as the preferred colour, primarily because it complements the (reddish) colour of the floor covering which is now used for all the top tournaments.
And the International Table Tennis Federation now only authorise blue or green tables - although you may find that green tables are more readily available.
However, the choice is yours!