Talcum Powder on your racket

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

mahimn bhatt

mahimn bhatt Asked 10 years ago

Can i put some talcum powder on my racquet?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Mahimn,

There is no need for talcum powder.  It will not help and it may make the bat have less friction.

Have you seen someone doing this? 


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mahimn bhatt

mahimn bhatt Posted 10 years ago

Yes my friends do it. And yes i noticed it is making less friction...:( can you tall me how can i recover or bring my racquet back to nromal.....

thank you very much. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

I would say just use water and a cloth to remove it would be the best solution.

Trevor Hirth

Trevor Hirth Posted 7 years ago

Arrived here after googling "table tennis talcum powder'.

Interesting, this has been a talking point recently at some Vic tournaments. Gives a nasty anti-spin which is terribly inconsistent. An absolute nightmare to play against and I'm fairly certain its Illegal.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Yes Trevor, it is illegal as well.



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