Changing rubber before a tournament

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 month ago

Hi Alois. I just registered for a national singles tournament coming up in 2 weeks. My coach told me that I should replace the rubber before the tournament. But I still feel that my rubbers are still quite grippy so I feel like I shouldn't replace it. And everytime I replace my rubbers, I need quite a lot of time to adjust. What do you suggest? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Jasper,

In general I don't recommend players change rubber too close to a tournament especially if they are not used to playing with brand new rubbers.

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 1 month ago

I heard this tournament has a lot of players with high standards. Any words of wisdom before I play? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

Focus on playing your best. Prepare well. It doesn’t matter the level of your opponents. 

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