Powder on a new ball

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 week ago

Hi alois, whenever I get some new balls, they always have this strange powdery feeling and when I hit it, that spot just turns white. So does this powdery thing on the ball affects how we hit the ball and how do you remove it before tournament matches starts? I remember my first official tournament also had this powdery feeling on the ball. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Jasper,

The best thing is to wash the ball before use.  That will get rid of the powder.

As an idea though... If you do want to when you play with a new ball you can get good feedback as to where on the racket you are hitting the ball because of the white powder...

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 week ago

What about before official tournament matches? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 week ago

You can wipe the ball vigorously on your shorts it shirt. 

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