Thick Plastic Racket

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 8 years ago

Jared Peterson

Jared Peterson Asked 8 years ago

Hello Alois,

I played in my first USATT sanctioned tournament this morning and while there i saw someone playing with what looked like a plastic racket that was about an inch thick. Is that a legal bat? If so what kind of bat is this? Note that the man using this was an experienced player of + 1500 rating

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Jared,

I am not sure about the racket he was using but the rule says:

At least 85% of the blade by thickness shall be of natural wood; an adhesive layer within the blade may be reinforced with fibrous material such as carbon fibre, glass fibre or compressed paper, but shall not be thicker than 7.5% of the total thickness or 0.35mm, whichever is the smaller. 

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