Which table for training

Table Tennis Equipment

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Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Asked 5 years ago

Hi coaches.  What are the pros and cons of training on a social/home table and then playing competitions on a regulation table? Most 'home' table have thinner tops and a bounce of 220 mm to 230 mm while a tournament table will have a bounce of 250 mm to 270 mm.  Will practicing on a home table affect your tournament play?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Rohan,

It can effect your game however, if the alternative is not playing at all in between going to the club, then practising on a lower bouncing table is OK.

On the lower bouncing table you can still work on your footwork, balance, stroke consistency and a whole lot more.

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Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 5 years ago

Thanks Alois. I guessed that might be your response. I'd still prefer (as would we all, no doubt), to practice on/with equipment as close to what we'd be using in competition though.  I know PS promotes the Stiga Expert Roller (25mm) in the shop but it is a bit exy. What do you think of the Double Happiness brand.  Their 25mm table is only around A$500 and looks pretty solid.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

That would be a good option.  The major thing is the thickness of the top.

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