Beginner's Blade

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Sergio Catalão

Sergio Catalão Asked 7 years ago


First of all I would like to say how much I appreciate your website, your vídeos have been my "coaches" and it's fantastic to learn from them.

I am an amateur weekly player, and until now I have been using a pre-made bat.

I've been thinking in buying a custom bat, a stiga allround classic blade and mark v rubbers, as I've been told it was a great beginner's setup, focused on control.

It happens that I've the chance to make a great deal for the Stiga Allround Wood NCT blade, that's only been used for a few months.

Do you think this is good blade for me to keep me developing my strokes, as the stiga allround classic supposedly would?

I would also buy new mark V rubbers. Should I get 1.8 or 2mm?

Thank you for you time.

Best Regards.

Sérgio Catalão

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Sérgio,

That blade would be good too.  The rubber is the more important thing and if you are using Mark V it will be good for you to develop your game.

Go for the 2m rubber, it will last you longer in your development.

Thanks for your support of the site.  Your kind words are appreciated.

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Sergio Catalão

Sergio Catalão Posted 7 years ago

Thank you for your reply.

I like to have control, trying to be na allround player, so I can develop has many strokes as I can.

Do you think the 2mm Mark V won't make loose control? Some people advised me to use 1.8mm on my backhand and 2mm on my forehand. Do you think it's good begginer's combination?


Best Regards.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Sergio,

Mark V is a good rubber to learn with.  It is OK to use 1.8 on the backhand as well.  There is not a lot of difference but the 1.8 will give you slightly more control.

Sergio Catalão

Sergio Catalão Posted 7 years ago

Thank So much for your time !!

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