Disadvantages of practicing on a bad table

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 6 years ago

Shivam Goenka

Shivam Goenka Asked 6 years ago

Hello sir , 

I have a TT table , it is not ITTF approved and is quite old and dead . I practice on it regularly and am preparing for my state tournament . Should I keep on practicing on that table or should I purchase a new one? Do I have any disadvantages in my performance while playing on that table ? The table is around 10 years old , but the length and breadth of the playing surface is completely fine.

Thank you

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Shivam,

Ideally it would be best to get a new table if you feel that the table is a lot slower than the tables that you are going to compete on.

However, if you are not able to get a new table it is fine to practice on the table you have.  When you get to the tournament just get there early and allow yourself time to adjust to the speed of the tables there.  There will always be slight differences in conditions that you need to get used to.  It just depends on how different that is.

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