Slippery floor

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 5 years ago

anoop singh

anoop singh Asked 6 years ago

hello Alois/Jeff,

I am a recreational player and we don't have a good floor to use for table tennis. Infact, the floor is not wooden and it slips a lot.

Do you have recommendations for getting a good grip in this case ? I am looking for specific suggestions with SPECIFIC products (if any) to use ?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Anoop,

I din't have any suggestions for treating the floor but if you get some shoes with good grip this will help.  I find the Indoor Sports shoes to be effective.

Then also make sure that the soles of the shoes are clean before each point.  You will see some players have a damp cloth on the floor next to the table to wipe their shoes on before a point.

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anoop singh

anoop singh Posted 6 years ago

hello Alois, what specific recommendations do you have for good "cheap" indoor shoes..(to emphasize, the floor we have isn't wooden.. its built with tiles which is slippery unfortunately).

I am looking for specific good "cheap" shoes that can do the job for me .. have heard that since the floor isn't wooden and specific TT shoes r designed with wooden/carpet floor in mind, they may not be effective here.. cross training shoes may be better.. I am not sure. I just need any pair that works in my case so that I can get a good grip and practice and play a game I really like.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Anoop,

I don't have specific recommendations.  Others may have some ideas for you.

Joe Bailey

Joe Bailey Posted 6 years ago

Hi Anoop,

I can't confirm the price or quality of these products, but you can buy grippy spray to put on the soles of your shoes. It might be worth a try!

Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 5 years ago

That may sound silly, but how would you deal with overly grippy floors? The issue is that sometimes when trying to make a shuffle step one of my feet "sticks" to the floor which leads to an awkward movement. I fell on the floor a few times already, and now I am afraid of getting an injury.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Yes moving your feet by jumping is important there.  If you try to slide you risk turning your ankle over.

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