Table Tennis Footwear

Table Tennis Equipment

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSKills, i want to ask something

i always bare foot when i practice playing table tennis and it's everyday ! so is it take effect on my foot ? i fell like my foot are harder and rough. is it because i never use footwear ?

then you said that we must use shoes for the footwear. can i change it with sandals ? (my sandals also slippy and grippy because it's rubber and have not runner on it)

and also can you give me the reason why we must use the shoes ?

please for the answer :D

thank you

Frendy Halim.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Frendy,

If you are more comfortable without shoes for general play or training that is OK.  In our lesson we were referring to the type of shoe that you should have.

In tournaments you need to wear shoes though.  The rule states:

3.02.02  Playing Clothing 
3.02.02.01  Playing clothing shall normally consist of a short-sleeved or sleeveless shirt and shorts or skirt or one-part sports outfits, socks and playing shoes; other garments, such as part or all of a track suit, shall not be worn during play except with the permission of the referee. 

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

I wouldn't recommend playing without shoes. I find that if I don't play in shoes I end up with really bad blisters. Have other people tried playing without shoes?


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

I don't have a club because i don't have time for it so the time that i can practice is just in the temple everyday at evening untill night and i always barefoot and my foot have a little blisters that's my thumb have a little hole and my foot are rough. is it because i don't use shoes ? anyway, what blisters that you have if you don't use shoes ?


Swaroop Lakey

Swaroop Lakey Posted 9 years ago

What kind of sport shoes can we use to play table tennis ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Swaroop,

Take a look at this video on The Right Table Tennis Shoes.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

i have shoes like that but why it's not grippy ?
because it's dusty or old ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Maybe.  Check the tread underneath.


Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

I've chacked it...
Then ? it's look dusty xD



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