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Table Tennis Discussion

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AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira

AmekunRaiane Rivadeneira Asked 9 years ago

Hi Pingskills team

ive been having this problem for a while now.  During gameplay i sweat a lot which is causing me problems because it affects my rubber

Every time i wipe my rubber it becomes less and less grippy.  What can i do to prevent it from going to the rubber?

How can i remove the moisture from the rubber?

Thx pingskills team

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Amekun,

You should always have a towel with you.  You should have one for yourself and one for your bat if you sweat a lot.

After every 6 points you are allowed to use your towel.  If you are sweating a lot, you can ask the umpire to use the towel more often, especially if it is effecting the bat or the ball.

Another thing that you can do is before a match, run your hands under cold water.  This wil keep them cool for a little while at least.


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Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 9 years ago

some racquets have cork handles which they claim can help absorb some sweat.  I tend to sweat like crazy too.  In addition to Alois' suggestions, I also wipe my hand on the table next to the net basically after every point.

sarthak gupta

sarthak gupta Posted 9 years ago

same prob with me!..... even i do what alois said..... i always keep a towel with me and even a bottle of water to put some drops of water on the floor and put it on the tip of my gum soles so that i can get some grip....

jan ancheta

jan ancheta Posted 8 years ago

if you don't have towel rub your hand to the table

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