Last updated on 26-Mar-2009 09:10:06 AM
If you rub your finger across the rubber and it doesn't grip then your rubber is dead and will need to be replaced. Once the rubber has lost it's grip you really need to purchase a new one.
Now that speed glue is banned, you shouldn't really consider using it. Players are now using the High Tension rubbers instead of speed glue. Speed glue gave players more speed and spin and yes, it did need to be re-applied everytime you played.
If your rubber is coming off around the edge you should definitely get some legal (water based) Table Tennis glue and re-stick your rubber onto your blade. If this is a custom made but then you should probably carefully peel the entire rubber off and reglue it. With the pre-made bats the rubbers are often stuck on with a really strong glue and can be a little hard to take off without destroying the rubber so you need to be more careful. If you have had a pre-made bat for a while then you may want to look at upgrading to a custom made one.
Let me know if you have any more questions.