Sound of different rubbers

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff!

Is there any change in the sound when the ball hits rackets with different types of rubbers on them?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sourav,

Yes the sound is different for different rubbers and also different thicknesses of the rubbers.

For a thicker spinge you will find the sound softer.  For a thinner sponge the sound will be louder and more like hitting it with wood.

If they are using a long or short pimple again the sounds will be different.

The other time a sound will change is with the type of contact they make with the ball.   If they hit the ball finer with more spin, it will make a softer sound and if they contact the ball flat then it will be a louder sound.


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Sourav Mehra

Sourav Mehra Posted 9 years ago

What sound would be produced if the ball hits an anti spin rubber?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

It is a dull sound because of the sponge and the lack of bounce in the rubber.



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