What Type of Racket is Used in Table Tennis?

Table tennis players use a table tennis racket (also known as a paddle or bat) to hit the ball. Learn more about different types of table tennis rackets and how to choose one.

What Type of Racket is Used in Table Tennis?

Table tennis rackets, also known as ping pong rackets and table tennis bats, are used by table tennis players to hit the ball. The two most common types of table tennis rackets are inverted and pips out. Inverted rackets have rows of small grains or nuggets that face inward, while pips out rackets have tips that point outwards. Both types increase the grip of the racket on the ball, allowing for greater spin and harder and more precise hits.

Table tennis rackets are made up of two distinct parts: a blade and a handle. The blade is composed of one to seven layers of wood, cork, fiberglass, carbon fiber, aluminum fiber or Kevlar customized for various styles of play. The rubber layer is then fixed on each side of the blade with water-based glue and trimmed to fit the blade. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) allows different surfaces on each side of the paddle to vary the amount of turn (even cancel it out) or the speed.

This means that little wear and tear is allowed, but if the tires are so damaged that the ball is likely to bounce unpredictably and cause problems for your opponent, you'll have to change them. When choosing a new table tennis racket, it's important to consider your playing style and skill level. Lightweight paddles are ideal for players who play close to the table and therefore need to get into position faster to use their wrist. On the other hand, if you're an amateur player who just wants a racket for recreational use, you can opt for a more basic model.

Sportskhel offers ping-pong balls from authorized brands such as GKI ping-pong balls, Stiga ping-pong balls and Stag ping-pong balls. They also offer table tennis bats from authorized brands such as Butterfly table tennis rackets, GKI table tennis rackets, Stag table tennis rackets, Stiga table tennis rackets and Tibhar table tennis rackets. No matter what type of player you are, it's important to remember that if you don't have a rubber band on one side of the paddle, you can't use that side of the racket to hit the ball. Therefore, it's important to choose a quality racket that will last you a long time.