Wearied ITTTF rubber

Table Tennis Rules

Last updated 2 years ago

Abubakar Sadiq Sani

Abubakar Sadiq Sani Asked 2 years ago

Good day Coach,

Can an ITTF approved rubber which is totally wearied away without any damage be allowed for international competition. 

Thank you

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Abubakar,

As long as the properties of the rubber are not altered greatly I think it would be fine.  

The regulations state that:

2.4.7  The racket covering shall be used without any physical, chemical or other treatment. Slight deviations from continuity of surface or uniformity of colour due to accidental damage or wear may be allowed provided that they do not significantly change the characteristics of the surface.

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