Picking a Paddle

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 11 years ago

TJ Kilcullen

TJ Kilcullen Asked 11 years ago

Hi Alois,

I'm 14, and am starting to be a competitive player.  Thus far I have been buying paddles from stores, fully made.  Because I am becoming more advanced, I plan to buy a blade, and separately the rubbers.  Unfortunately, all the information about picking the blades and rubbers are confusing, and there are so many options.  I am an aggressive forehand player, and I was hoping you might have some suggestions, that wouldn't be to costly. I understand that more information might be needed about the style of play when you pick a paddle, but maybe you could give a few suggestions as to the types of paddles i should get.  Thanks.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi TJ,

I know and understand your confusion.  That is why we have put out a bat that we know will be good for players.  A lot of the equipment is similar and a lot just there to make the decision more difficult for players and also to get players to try different equipment.

Most of the equipment form the leading suppliers is good quality it is just a matter of finding the right level for you.  Within that level there is not a lot of difference just a few little variations.

We have the PingSkills Touch which is a good allround to offensive blade.  The rubbers we recommend are Mark V to start with and the Yasaka Pryde as the next step and XIOM Vega Pro for the more advanced players.  It sounds simplistic but it is as much as you really need to worry about to start with.

We emphasise that this is not the only choice you have but it is one that we are confident to recommend.

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