Table Tennis Equipment

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 4 years ago

Peter Mingrone

Peter Mingrone Asked 4 years ago


I've been playing table tennis for a couple years now, using standard inverted rubber paddles with 1mm sponge that you can find in sets of 4 at sporting stores. I have competitive matches with family and friends. I'm looking to add more spin to the ball and overall improve my skills by practicing with a better paddle. I bought a paddle that was about 60 US dollars and tried it but the ball flies off the paddle and I don't have the feeling that I did with my first paddle. For example, there is more of a muffled sound when I play with it. The sponge is 2mm which is probably what's causing these problems. I'd consider myself more of a defensive player and I'm just looking for a paddle where I can add more spin without losing feeling. Even just a minor upgrade from my generic paddles would help.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Peter,

You could use the same paddle but change the rubber to a 1.5mm sponge.

I think the better thing though is if you keep your current bat, I feel you will get used to your current paddle.  You will get the feel of it and then be able to do a whole lot more.

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Peter Mingrone

Peter Mingrone Posted 4 years ago

Sounds good, thank you.

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