I did send this to ITTF but never got a response (as yet)
I have been playing for only 2.5 years, but I am definitely addicted, and I love working on my penholder style, Your videos helped me when starting as I was told early on by a coach that his experience is in shake hand and that I might want to change style. Viewing online videos have been my main resource in learning and am now a competent penholder.
Anyway, I was a little taken back at my local club when I was told my penholder racket wasn’t legal if in a national, international competition. I am not at that level......yet :) but I take rules very seriously, and I don’t want to ignore the rules just due to the level I play.
I know that my actual rubbers are legal, but this has to do with my forehand rubbers placement not touching the handle. There is a 14mm above due to where my fingers rest? I thought this was a normal preferance allowed, not only for penholders but for any player.
Normally, banter i get off other club players i don’t take seriously. But it was seemingly backed up by the TT coach who also said that in a professional competition my bat would be classed illegal.
Is there new rules coming in for the new tabletennis season? I have read through the ITTF guides and can't actually find anything really.
I have attached link of photos of my racket, I hope you can clear this up for me? the back rubber I do have up to the handle. Xu Xin style