How many calories do you burn playing Table Tennis (ping-pong)?

Table Tennis (ping-pong) burns an average of 377 calories per hour for someone who weighs 180 pounds. Calorie burn also depends on the type and intensity of your activity, as well as your body weight.

Use our Calorie Calculator below to determine how many calories you burn with Table Tennis (ping-pong) or other activities.

Calories burned with Racket Sports (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 mins. 30 mins. 45 mins. 60 mins.
Badminton 7 150 300 450 600
Padel Tennis 6.4 137 274 411 549
Squash 7.8 167 334 502 669
Squashing – competition 9.5 204 407 611 814
Table Tennis (ping-pong) 4.4 94 189 283 377
Tennis 5.6 120 240 360 480

How do we calculate how many calories Table Tennis (ping-pong) burns?

For the calorie burn calculation, the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Table Tennis (ping-pong) is used.

Table Tennis (ping-pong) has a MET of 4.4.

We multiply the MET value with your bodyweight in KGs. The result is multiplied by 0.0175 and the duration of the activity you performed in minutes.

For example:

  • Your body weighs: 180 lbs
  • Durition: 60 minutes
  • MET value of Table Tennis (ping-pong): 4.4

Here’s how to calculate the calories burned during 60 minutes of Step Aerobic:
(180 / 2.20462) * 4.4 * 0.0175 * 60 minutes = 377


MET stands for metabolic equivalent of task, we use MET value to estimate energy expenditure. The MET value is the ratio between the working metabolic rate and resting metabolic rate, which refers to the amount of energy being expended relative to the amount of time spent doing Table Tennis (ping-pong).

* METs cannot estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals by accounting for differences in weight, adiposity, age, gender, intensity of movement and environmental conditions. As a result, the energy expenditures for the same activity vary from individual to individual.

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