Ball in the mouth

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

today I´ve watched the European Champions League live here in Duesseldorf. When Dimitrij Ovtcharov was playing and they got a new ball, he actually put the ball into his mouth and then wiped it dry with his towel. I had never seen this before and wonder why he does it. Probably to get rid of the powder around the ball? Would that make a difference?

I fantasize about a new rule in the future - like they banned speed glueing for health reasons maybe they will ban putting balls into your mouth for the same reason ;-)



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Thomas,

Yes they sometimes do this to get the dust from the manufacturing off the ball.  Not something that I would recommend.

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martinand bernard

martinand bernard Posted 7 years ago

it's not very good to eat!!!

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 7 years ago

If anyone tries this and accidentally swallows the ball...sealed

this shouldn't be done!

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