Problems with rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Cristh Garrido

Cristh Garrido Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Pingskills

Ago a few time i started to feel strange my rubber, then i started to lose a lot of serves that goes into the net, and today i went to train and i started the warm up, when i started to make forehand topspin they go direct to the net...i don't know what happen, today i feel that i was hiting with a piece of wood.

i am worried, i never loose serves, and my forehand topspin is really consistency...what is happening? is it the rubber?

Please help


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Cristh,

Rub your finger across the surface of the rubber.  Does it feel slippery or grippy?  If it feels slippery, your rubber may be wearing.

The other consideration is was it particularly cold today when you were playing  The temperature f the rubber will effect its performance.  If the rubber is cold, it will be harder and won't give you as much speed or spin.

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Arnon Thaicharoen

Arnon Thaicharoen Posted 9 years ago

Aside from what Alois suggested, you should check whether your rubber still sticks to the blade uniformly. If there are some spots where the rubber loosens and you happen to hit the ball with those spots, the ball will not have enough power.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Good thought Arnon.  This does happen quite often as well.

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