Beginner Intermediate Racket

Table Tennis Equipment

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Mohammed  Alyami

Mohammed Alyami Asked 5 months ago

So I tried to look back using your search for someone who has asked before me about a good beginner/intermediate racket, but the search showed the last questions were answered 9 years ago :D, so what do you suggest? someone told me to get (stiga allround classic, butterfly rozena) is this a good combo?, and is there a better one for my level?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 months ago

Hi Mohammed,

Yes I think that is a good combination as long as you feel you are ready for the speed of Rozena, which is quite fast.

The Stage All round blade is a good choice for intermediate level players.

What are you using at the moment?

We also have the PingSkills Touch with Mark V rubber which would be suitable.

 


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Mohammed  Alyami

Mohammed Alyami Posted 5 months ago

I'm playing with 1-Star stiga that costs around 7 dollars, pretty bad racket, that doesn't spin at all, I'm still not very comfortable with my basics, I still miss some of the easy shots sometimes, but I'm still working on it, and I decided to get a better racket so that it becomes so much easier in the serving practice, as well as the normal games spin and strokes, also what do you suggest for a butterfly blade? I might order from butterfly, don't know


Mohammed  Alyami

Mohammed Alyami Posted 5 months ago

and as I've mentioned I've been playing for less than a month and a half, and I don't have a table tennis partner, so I only play when I go to the club or sometimes my brother play with me like 4 times a week or something which is still pretty sad and frustrating for me that I don't have a parnter


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

We have the PingSkills Rook. You can get this through our store. It is a good racket to start with. 


Mohammed  Alyami

Mohammed Alyami Posted 5 months ago

Alright, thanks alois, I want to ask you, I have an 11-year old brother, and while I don't have a partner, how can I teach him the basic strokes so that he become my table tennis partner, and then he can be a good player because he's at an early age, any recommendation?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

You can try teaching him to feed Multiball as well.  This is an easier solution to start with.  Take a look at our section on Multiball for some tips on how to learn to feed.

Then you can work on his strokes.  Follow the tutorials in our Strokes and Techniques section.  Start with the Beginner section and work your way through.  It sounds like a good project to get involved with.

 


Spinny

Spinny Posted 5 months ago

Hello Mohammed,

If you are looking for a good low-priced Butterfly bat, I suggest the Butterfly TBC 401 pre-made bat. 

The main thing that separates it from cheaply made bats is the quality of its rubber. It has Butterfly Yuki on both sides, which has a very thick sponge, and a very heavy tack, so you can generate a lot of spin. The bat is very slow, so it is good for newer players who are trying to develop control and learn about spin. It also comes with a Butterfly racket cover, which is nice.

It is very important to learn the basics of table tennis with good equipment. If you use bad equipment, you will not progress very quickly. Using good, thick, grippy rubbers will help you learn about spin and develop good stroke habits, which will help you progress much faster than if you are using thin, slick rubbers.

One thing that isn't so good about the Butterfly 401, is the quality of the blade. Because it is a pre-made bat, the blade is quite light, so it is hard to develop much speed on the ball. This isn't a big problem for newer players though, but it gets harder to generate speed as you progress. But if you're really serious, and price isn't an issue, I would go ahead and purchase a custom-made bat like Alois said. As with rubbers, you will improve much more quickly with a better blade than with a bad one.



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