Sponge thickness for learning topspin

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

martinand bernard

martinand bernard Asked 8 years ago

Hello coach, I suppose that the sponge is very important to do and to learn topspin, my question what thickness, 2 mm or less the sponge hard or not hard?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Martinand,

I think when learning the topspin go for something between 1.5 to 2mm depending on the speed of the rubber as well.  So for a faster rubber go for 1.5mm and for a slower rubber you can venture out to the 2mm.  Try the softer sponge as well as this will give you a better feel for the topspin initially.

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