Strapping bat to hand/fingers

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 10 years ago

Ben C

Ben C Asked 10 years ago

Is it legal to strap or attach the bat to your hand/fingers in any way?  If so, would it ever be advantageous?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Ben,

You can strap the bat to you.  I don't think it would be advantageous though.  It would tend to restrict your movement especially with your wrist which is most vital. 

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B G Posted 10 years ago

If you are having a hard time getting a grip on the racket, you can some grip tape on the handle to absorb sweat and oil, etc. 

 Strapping the racket to your hand wouldn't really give you anything.

Ben C

Ben C Posted 10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback, I've stuck a piece of bike inner tube on the handle which seems to be helping. For me it's finding a balance between control and really loosening the wrist up for the topspin, especially on the backhand where I have a tendency to block.

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