Bat size

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 9 years ago

Stefan Liew

Stefan Liew Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills,

According to your 'Essential Table Tennis Rules' video, you said that we could use any size of bat we wanted. But what is the Umpire measuring before the game starts?

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Stefan,

You can use a bat of any size.  What the umpire is measuring is the thickness of the rubber.  This has to be less than 4mm in total on each side.


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Rahul Ramesh

Rahul Ramesh Posted 9 years ago

wat is the use for the thickness of the rubber....in ur page whre u sell ur rubbersd wat is maximum black

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Maximum is usually about 2.2mm of sponge.  It will be close to 4mm in total with the rubber.

Luke Daque

Luke Daque Posted 9 years ago

How about the thickness of the blade? Is there any rule for it? Can I make my own blade?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes, you can make your own bat.  There are no restrictions on thickness or size.  It must be mainly of wood though.


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