Dust on rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 3 years ago

Jack Tan

Jack Tan Asked 3 years ago

Every time I clean my bat and leave it to dry, I always see specks of dust here and there. Is this normal?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Jack,

This is normal.  Just as long as you get most of the dust off that is good.

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Jack Tan

Jack Tan Posted 3 years ago

Thank you!

Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 3 years ago

Jack, dust is continually, permanently in the air and settles on all surfaces (including your eyes, btw).  Dust adheres to a damp surface more readily than a dry one so leaving your bat lying around to dry will attract a lot more dust than a dry bat.  After you clean/wipe-down the rubber, try drying it straight away with a microfiber cloth or a chamois and either storing it in a case/bag or covering the rubber with plastic (or any cling wrap).  You'll find you have far less dust on the rubber next time you play.  If that is all too much, just give it a quick dust-off with one of those cloths before playing.  That will remove much of the (now dry) dust.

Don't forget the balls and table surface though.  They transfer dust to your rubber and are just as important to keep clean.


Jack Tan

Jack Tan Posted 3 years ago

Thank you for your advice! I'll be sure to try it out c:

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