Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Will Kitson

Will Kitson Asked 10 years ago

I was wondering whether you could explain the different types of table tennis bat handles as it is  very confusing?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Will,

There are a few main handle types.  The flare which is wider at the end than up near the head.  The straight which is the same all the way down the handle and the Anatomic which has a wider part in the middle that fits into your hand.

These are just a matter of preference.  They do not effect the performance of the actual bat. 

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rajesh jha

rajesh jha Posted 10 years ago

Hi coach,

I have heard tht flared handle suits forehand and straight ones makes backhand easy... Is tht the case? Pingskills rook and touch both appear to be flare handled frm their pics. correct?

Will Kitson

Will Kitson Posted 10 years ago

Thanks a lot! What would be the best handle for an allround shakehand player?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Rajesh,

I don't think any type of handle suits any type of player.  It is merely what feels more comfortable in your hand. 

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