Stroking the table

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 7 years ago

Kai Ball

Kai Ball Asked 7 years ago

I've noticed that in table tennis, a lot of the professional players wipe the top corner of the table every now and then.

I wouldn't have thought that they would use that bit of table very often.

Do you know why this is?

Kai (-:

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Kai,

They are usually wiping the sweat off their hands.  They use that part of the table because the ball doesn’t bounce there very often.

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Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 7 years ago

Does it affect that part of the table?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

No, it doesn’t.  It is also a part of the table that the ball very rarely hits.

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