Table Tennis Rubber Guide
Choosing table tennis rubbers can be quite tough especially if you are new to the game and looking to buy your first custom paddle. In one of my previous post, we saw how working out your style of play is vital before you can decide what type of rubbers or blade to go for. This can be tricky because you need to take a lot of factors into consideration and if you don’t know your style of play properly, you risk of buying the wrong rubbers.

Here is a list of important things you need to know before you contemplate buying table tennis rubbers:

The sponge hardness Topsheets Pimples Tackiness Speed Glue Topsheet thickness Topsheet hardness Weight

Each one of them has a certain effect on the ball and depending on your style (offensive or defensive) you will need to choose accordingly.

If you play for a club, you can try to get a pool of rubbers with other players and see which table tennis rubber is most suitable for you. This is beneficial for everyone and you get to test out different rubbers.

Once you see that you have found rubbers that you feel comfortable with, try to play couple of matches before you make your mind up. It’s important to remember that it takes up to 2 weeks to get used to a new paddle. Give yourself some time to adjust and hopefully you will reap the benefits out of your new paddle.

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