Preserving your rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 11 years ago

Anthony Pham

Anthony Pham Asked 11 years ago


i was wondering if there is a way to preserve/enhance you grip on a rubber?

thanks for the help.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Anthony,

The best thing you can do is to keep the bat clean after you use it. The easiest way to do this is to simply wipe off any dust and ball marks during and after your play. You can simply breathe on the bat and wipe it with your hand. Some people don't like this idea because of the grease in your hands but I have always found this effective. Otherwise you can wipe it clean with a cloth that is slightly damp with some water.

Also make sure you store your bat in a bat cover. You never want to leave your bat in direct sunlight as that will deteriorate your rubber.

The fact is that your rubber is going to wear out and need to be replaced. The length of time really depends on how often you play. 

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Buy Ogon

Buy Ogon Posted 11 years ago

Some of my friends put paraffin oil on the sponge,  I actually never tried this but they say the tackiness of the old rubber improved from almost an antispin

Muhaimen Ayyub

Muhaimen Ayyub Posted 11 years ago

Nice question & also very good answer now I also try to breath on my racket & clean it with hands after play.

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