Recommended bat style for my style

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Cory Bryan

Cory Bryan Asked 8 years ago

I'm not asking for a specific bat recommendation because I know there are tons out there, but rather, can you tell me what type of bats I should be looking for based on my play style? (fast/slow, heavy/light, etc.) I play pretty offensively, I hit pretty hard with mostly topspin, and I use my backhand mostly to set up my harder forehand shots. I'm not good enough at knowing bats to know whether I should get a fast or slow bat or any other attributes based on my play style. Thanks.

Also, it's worth noting that I spent about an hour the other day playing with a pretty heavy bat (no idea what it was) and everything I hit with my normal amount of strength would go over the table. Is it the bat, or should I just get used to angling my bat more downward? Thanks again!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Cory,

I would say go for a medium speed bat.  So an "Allround" blade.  Then put on a rubber like Mark V. WHat bat are you using at the moment and how long have you been playing?

Regarding the heavier bat, I think you do get used to things like that by changing the angle of your bat or stroke or speed of your stroke.


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