Switching Paddles

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Angelo Rillz

Angelo Rillz Asked 8 years ago

Hey coach, its me again. Im just wondering, is it ok to change paddles 3 weeks before a tournament? And also, can you clean your paddle in game?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Angelo,

If possible I would avoid changing this close to a tournament.  While you will get used to hitting with it, in a crucial situation of return of serve or the touch shots your body will still not be tuned in to the new equipment.

What is the reason for wanting to change?

You are allowed to clean your bat during a match.  You can do it after 6 points when you are allowed a towel break.

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