Penhold and shakehand rackets

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Nikhil Bathla

Nikhil Bathla Asked 10 years ago


I want to ask you that I am a penholder and I want to know that what is the difference between Penhold and shakehand rackets.

Thank you.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Nikhil,

The main difference is the handle.  The Chinese style penhold rackets have a short handle.  Most of the rest of the bat's features are the same as a shakehand racket.

The Japanese penhold rackets have a built up handle on one side and they tend to be a rectangular shape.  This does not effect the performance of the bat but more on the comfort of holding it. 

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moataz liontoxicator

moataz liontoxicator Posted 10 years ago


Im a penholder too,what i did is i took the normal racket,held it and looked for the perfect length,then i marked it and chopped it off using a normal saw,after that,i used sandpaper to smooth it out and make the handle smoother and more comfortable hope this helps.


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