Restoring Old Rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 11 years ago

Luke Daque

Luke Daque Asked 11 years ago


Is there any way to restore really old rubbers? I just returned to table tennis after stopping for 10 years, and found that the rubbers of my old table tennis racket doesn't generate spin anymore. Any recommendations?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Luke,

Unfortunately once your rubbers lose their grip it's time to buy some new ones. Part of the ITTF rules are that you cannot change the rubber in any way so even if you could do something to it, technically it would be illegal.

What rubbers were you using 10 years ago? 

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Luke Daque

Luke Daque Posted 11 years ago


I see.. I used friendship rubbers back then. I can't remember the exact  name of the rubbers.

Well, I think I'm going to have to buy some new rubbers then.. And, since I don't really have a "real" blade (because I was only using a blade I made from some wood) I think I'll have to also buy a new one. 

 I'm even considering buying the PingSkills Rook bat, since I am only playing table tennis as a hobby, and consider myself to have Intermediate skills.

 Thanks for the advice! :) 

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

You're welcome. I'm glad you're starting to play again.

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