ITTF approved boards

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

parth limbachia

parth limbachia Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

Is there a difference while playing on ITTF approved boards and non ITTF approved boards (25 mm top)? I often find that I play much better on ITTF approved boards compared to other boards. What could be the reason behind it? I own Stiga Premium roller at home. Is this table useful to practice for tournaments? My office has a 25 mm Stag International TT board (not ITTF approved). I really find it difficult to play forehand topspin against both backspin and block as I feel that the ball just skids off the surface with low bounce giving less time to play the next stroke.

I play TT at office during lunch hours in formals.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Parth,

If the table has a 25mm top it won't be greatly different in bounce.  It may also be the floor.  Is the table in the office on a carpet or solid wood or concrete type flooring.

The Stag tables do tend to have a slightly lower bounce.  Don't worry about changing between the two.  It is good to become slightly adaptable.

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