Light Vs Heavy Rackets

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Rohan Cholkar

Rohan Cholkar Asked 9 years ago

Hello Alois, Jeff

Just wanted to know if there are players who have a particular choice between Light and Heavy Rackets?

The reason I am asking this question is: I have been using a Locally Made GKI Racket for almost 8 months since I started Playing and just a month back invested in Joola Ply with Mark V and phantom 007. The moment I changed the equipment I found a considerable change in my Play (for worst) as my hand was used to comparative heavy equipment and now having a lighter Racket I am having a problem in my game. I have waited patiently for a month just to see if I can get used to the lighter equipments however so far it's not successful.

Shall I take out Mark V and phantom 007 Rubbers from Joola Ply and fix it on to a Locally Made Heavy Ply of GKI to get heavy equipment? Will this work?

Do advise!

Cheers!

Rohan


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Rohan,

Equipment is always a matter of personal preference especially with weight.  It will just have to be a matter of putting the rubber on the heavier racket and trying it out.

I prefer light rackets but others prefer it to be heavier.


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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

Is it true that with lighter racket it is easier to generate more spin on the serve by utilizing the wrist? My one is pretty heavy, so I find that its weight limits my wrist action a little bit.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Not necessarily.  Sometimes with a heavier racket once you get it moving, it will give you more speed.  Personally I like the lighter racket but others like a heavier racket.  Just see which one feel right for you.



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