Table Tennis Equipment

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Dylan Dylan

Dylan Dylan Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I play actual tennis and just recently have seriously gotten into table tennis. So are a bunch of players from my tennis team. I just got a table tennis table and have been practicing nonstop for the past week. The problem is, the paddle I am using is cheap and around 5 dollars so I would like an upgrade. I would like a bat and rubber for around a 50 dollar margin. Before this, I bought a cheap 729 Friendship blade with the RITC 729 rubber and I tried to install it myself. Things did not go well and I ended up gorilla gluing it because it would not stay put with Elmer's glue :(. That obviously destroyed the blade and the rubber so my budget is not so abundant right now. So what should I do? I have been looking at tournaments to go to with my tennis friends but I have to get an ITTF approved rubber and decent paddle by then. I have been practicing nonstop while watching all of your videos and I have really improved my game but I can not put hardly any spin on the ball with by current paddle. 

Please respond ASAP

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Dylan,

The most important thing is to get a decent rubber.  It sounds like you were on the right track the first time.  Why don't you do that again but use a proper Table Tennis glue to stick them on?

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Gordon L

Gordon L Posted 8 years ago

I don't know where you're located but if you're in the US, a decent beginner/intermediate premade racket can be had for under $20US delivered.  Amazon sells the the DHS 4002 racket with the highly regarded DHS Hurricane 3 on one side and G888 on the other.  Both rubbers are ITTF approved.

Dylan Dylan

Dylan Dylan Posted 8 years ago

I am about to purchase the same blade with higher quality rubber thanks Alois! I am having construct the bat for me :)

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