Here are the top 7 table tennis equipment questions
In this article, I’m going to give detailed answers 7 of the most commonly asked questions about table tennis equipment. Selecting the proper equipment is one of the best ways to maximize one’s potential.
Question #1 What are the advantages/disadvantages of carbon blades verses all wood blades?
When playing at a local table tennis club, a player generally needs his racket and shoes. However, there are some other items that he might want to include when traveling to a tournament. Below is the list of items that I generally bring:
Spare racket – identical and assembled
Glue sponge applicator
USATT Membership Card
USATT Rule Book
When choosing a beginner racket, there are several key elements to look for.
Choose a racket that has inverted rubber. It should have sponge that is about 1.5 mm with a pips-in topsheet that is slightly grippy.
The speed should be medium-low to allow for best ball control and stroke development.
The weight should be fairly light, especially for juniors.
For tournament use, the rubber must say “ITTF Approved”.