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• The playing surface shall be divided into two "courts" of equal size by a vertical net running parallel to the end lines.
• The table tennis net assembly shall consist of the net, its suspension, and the supporting posts, including the clamps attaching them to the table.
• The net shall be suspended by a cord attached at each end to an upright post 15.25 cm. (6 in.) high, the outside limits of the post being 15.25 cm. outside the side lines.
• The net, with its suspension, along its whole length, shall be 15.25 cm. (6 in.) above the playing surface. The bottom of the net, along its whole length, shall be as close as possible to the playing surface and the ends of the net shall be as close as possible to the supporting posts.