Changing rackets during tournament

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 9 years ago

Phillip Simmons

Phillip Simmons Asked 9 years ago

Coach, I know you can not change rackets during a MATCH, under normal conditions.  But is it ok to change rackets during a TOURNAMENT, before the start of your next match?  I read all the rules but did not any mention of this. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Phil,

From a rules point of view, you can change rackets in a tournament.  There is no rule banning that.

On a technical or tactical viewpoint though, I would only change if there was a real need.  I think changing rackets during a tournament is difficult to adjust to.  If it is just a matter of poor form, I would persevere with the same racket and try to change technique or mindset.

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