Black Spots on Rubber

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Asked 8 years ago

Hi Coach,

My racket's rubber is having some black spots on edges and centre. What are they?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Tushar,

It may be the the rubber is wearing out.  Rub your finger across the spots and see if they are slippery or still have grip.  If they are slippery then it may be time to change.

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Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 8 years ago

Its slippery. So is it the time to change?

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Most likely. Just make sure you give it a quick clean with a damp cloth, dry off any water and then check again. If it's still slippery it means it is time to change.

Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 8 years ago

I cleaned the rubber with some water and a lint less cloth. For sometime its grip returned but after playing 5 or 6 matches it was slippery.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Try to keep cleaning it regularly.

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