Buying a bat

Table Tennis Equipment

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Ibbybibby Joe

Ibbybibby Joe Asked 1 week ago

I am an intermediate beginner and have been looking to upgrade to a better bat. However all the custom bats are like £50+. Which is a bit expensive for me, I am only 15 so I'm not earning any money. I have been hearing that premade bats are terrible, so I'm reluctant to buy one. Although I have found a premade bat for £25 which looks decent. 

If you know of any good quality penhold grip bats, or anywhere I could purchase a cheaper custom bat. I would be satisfied. I play penhold as you might have noticed earlier.

Thank you for listening!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 days ago

Hi Joe,

I don’t have any recommendations for a Penhold racket that is pre-made.  The main thing to look for is the quality of the rubber.

If you find anything send me an email and I will have a look at it before you buy it.


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Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh Posted 6 days ago

Does the wood have anything to do with performance of the paddle?


Ibbybibby Joe

Ibbybibby Joe Posted 6 days ago

Yes. What blade you get determines how fast or accurate your shots will be. A carbon fibre blade is a lot faster than a 5 ply wooden blade, but is a lot harder to control. So depending on your playing style the wood can quite dramatically alter you performance.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 days ago

Hi Chris,

With the pre-made rackets there is not a lot of difference in the effect of the blades the bigger effect is the rubber. 



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