We are thrilled to be opening the NEW Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy! Until we open, we will be continuing our Monday classes and Thursday leagues at the Shaw JCC. From May 2nd onward, we will be open Monday-Saturday at the new location.
From now through April 25th Shaw JCC 750 White Pond Dr. Akron, Ohio
Starting May 2nd NEW Samson Dubina TT Academy 2262 South Arlington Rd Akron, Ohio
Changing your playing style or grip or equipment takes both effort and time. You don’t want to change from penhold to shakehands and play a tournament the next week. You don’t want to change from being a long-pips chopper to being a two-wing looper if you are playing league matches twice a week and tournaments monthly.
You have hundreds of different table tennis rubbers to choose from. Which should you choose? I recently chose Factive for my daughters, Fiona age 7 and Kenzie age 5. Why did I choose Factive, because it has thin sponge and good control while maintaining a decent amount of speed and spin. Since switching to Factive, they are playing significantly better.
Here are the top 6 table tennis equipment questions
In this article, I’m going to give detailed answers 6 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”.