Blade regulations

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

ali nader

ali nader Asked 8 years ago


Is having carbon on a blade necessary for playing in an ittf tournament?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Ali,

No it isn’t.  There are no approved blades for ITTF competition.  The rules just state:

2.04.01  The racket may be of any size, shape or weight but the blade shall be flat and rigid. 
2.04.02  At least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood; an adhesive layer within the blade may be reinforced with fibrous material such as carbon fibre, glass fibre or compressed paper, but shall not be thicker than 7.5% of the total thickness or 0.35mm, whichever is the smaller. 

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ali nader

ali nader Posted 8 years ago

Thanks Alois for your help


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