How does a high speed equipment help

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 6 years ago

Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 6 years ago


I have always wanted the maximum spin and control from my bat. But there is one more parameter i.e. speed. I don't know why it is useful. If I want more speed I can always make the stroke faster. If I get a good advantageous ball (which is easy to hit hard) in the rally, the speed that I can generate with a slow blade and rubber is so fast that the ball will be in the other side in an instant. It is even difficult to see the ball. Why do we want to make it any faster? It already is almost impossible to return at that speed (unless you have luckily placed your bat where the ball is going to land unknowingly).

If you love faster blades/rubbers, please share me the advantages you had while playing a match with it.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

The faster blades and rubber help at the higher level.  At the higher level of competition if you use a very slow bat you will not be able to hit the ball fast enough to trouble the better players.

Having said that, I think it is good that you are using the slower equipment to make sure you are playing the strokes correctly and it sounds like they are fast enough for you to win points with as well.

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