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Is there a rule that we should use only red and black rubber, If it is there why only red and black why not different colours.
Yes, you do have to use one side red and one side black. This is so the opposition player can tell clearly which rubber you are hitting the ball with. This was brought in when Anti-spin was very popular so that opponents can tell whether you are hitting it with rubber or anti-spin. They initially brought in a rule that said they had to be two distinctive colours but players were bending the rules by using black and blue rubbers which at times can be difficult to tell apart. That is why now they have to be Red and Black. You also have to make sure that the red is a bright red. Players can still be pulled up if their rubber is a dark red.
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