Hard bat

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

STAN HARDING

STAN HARDING Asked 9 years ago

Hi

I play with a hard bat. Short pimples.

trying to get good top spin is not easy .

any tips

thanks

stan


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Stan,

This is a common problem for players.  To learn your strokes well and generate spin it is important to have a good basic bat.  

You need one with sponge under the rubber and also an inverted pimple would be better.  The inverted pimple is where the pimple is on the inside rather than on the outside.  this leaves a flatter surface with grip on the outside that will grip the ball on contact and spin it over.

Take a look at this video on the PingSkills Rook Table Tennis Bat.


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STAN HARDING

STAN HARDING Posted 9 years ago

thanks for prompt reply.

Since changing from sponge to hard bat my winning average has gone from 30% to 75%!

 

I like the feel of hitting the ball.

 

Are you saying that in your opinion a hard bat is a NO NO ?

best

stan

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Stan,

Depends on the style of play that you want to develop.  Long term if you are looking to reach the highest level it is very difficult with a hard bat because it is difficult to generate your own spin.

Do you mainly attack or defend?


STAN HARDING

STAN HARDING Posted 9 years ago

People say I am a good defender.

 

I know I have to strengthen my attacking game hence my membership with you

best

stan


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

What is the bat that you are using?  Does it have any names on it?


STAN HARDING

STAN HARDING Posted 9 years ago

Hi

Thanks for prompt reply.

 

The rubbers on boths ides are: ANDRO CLASSIC and have the ITT   stamp on with the letter f at the side.

 

stan


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

OK, so this is no sponge at all and just the pimples.  It will be difficult to generate any spin to make an attack.  What you could do is get a similar rubber with a bit of sponge under the rubber.  This will greatly improve your chance of making your attacking strokes.  I don't have any specific rubber to recommend but if you look for a short pimple rubber with sponge that should help.  It will be quite a different feel but you should be able to get used to it for your defence and then also use it for your attacking.



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