How to Pick Ping Pong Paddle

You can purchase the most costly racket, however in the event that it doesn’t fit your playing style or current level of understanding, you simply squandered a considerable measure of cash in vain.

The most vital factor while picking an oar is realizing what sort of player you are. Is it true that you are an amateur or middle of the road? Hostile player or protective? This by itself will settle on your decision a hundred times less demanding. Next, you need to see how a racket is developed and how each characteristic or material decision influences the general speed, turn and control. We will go over every last one of these ideas one by one.


Player Type

The level of experience will direct the best sort of oar that will enable you to enhance at the speediest pace. Since you need to locate the best ping pong paddle, I will accept that you need to win more recreations and enhance quick.

In the event that you are a learner, you will need to get an oar that will enable you to reliably arrive the ball on the table. At this stage, you need to chip away at your basics and create revise stroke mechanics. Speed and turn are not a need at the present time.

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Being a middle of the road or propelled player, you can play out all the diverse moves and procedures with enough expertise that you can easily win recreations. Presently, speed and turn are significant. A middle player should intend to get an oar that has appraisals that are near the best while propelled players can simply ahead and get as well as can be expected manage.

At this level, you likewise have built up a playing style. On the off chance that you wind up assaulting a considerable measure or hitting the ball encourage from the table, at that point you will profit by a heavier and quicker racket. Then again, on the off chance that you get a kick out of the chance to play all the more protectively, obstructing your rival’s shots or slashing the ball, at that point a lighter, slower and more controllable oar will be ideal.


Racket Parts and how they influence speed, turn and control

There are two fundamental parts that make up a racket: the blade(the wooden part, which likewise incorporates the handle) and the elastic (which incorporates the wipe).

Cutting edge and Handle

The cutting edge is normally developed out of 5 to 9 layers of wood and can incorporate different kinds of materials like carbon or titanium carbon.

Contingent upon the quantity of plies(more approaches stiffer) and the materials used(carbon makes the sharp edge all the more firm while keeping it light weight) the edge can be adaptable or unbending.

An inflexible cutting edge will exchange the greater part of the stroke’s vitality to the ball and it will bring about a quicker racket generally speaking. Then again, a more adaptable sharp edge will retain a portion of the vitality and influence the ball to movement slower.

The handle can be of 3 writes: Flared, Anatomic or Straight.

A flared handle gets thicker at the base to keep the oar from slipping out of your hand. It is by a long shot the most prevalent one. The anatomic one is more extensive in the center to fit the state of your palm and the straight one has a similar width start to finish. In the event that you don’t know which one to go for, either attempt some extraordinary handles in stores or from your companions, or run with the flared one.

Elastic and Sponge

Contingent upon the elastic’s cheapness and the wipe’s thickness, you will have the capacity to put pretty much turn on the ball. The delicateness and shabbiness of the elastic are controlled by the innovation utilized and the diverse medications connected when produced. A gentler elastic will clutch the ball more(dwell time) which will give it more turn. A stickier elastic, clearly, will likewise put more turn on the ball.

Racket Attributes

The greater part of the attributes specified above will give the oar diverse measures of speed, turn and control. Here are some helpful things to consider while picking your oar:


This one is entirely straight forward, it alludes to the most extreme speed that you can engrave on the ball. What isn’t instantly evident however is that on the off chance that you move up to a speedier oar, you should apply less vitality to give the ball an indistinguishable speed from previously. Originating from a less expensive racket, the distinction will be enormous. For instance, on the off chance that you simply hold the oar for a square, the ball will effortlessly go to the opposite side, though before it would have gone into the net.


The oar’s capacity to create a decent measure of turn is generally given by the nature of the rubber(the weight of the racket assuming a minor part as well). The tackier and gentler, the more turn you will have the capacity to put on the ball. While speed is critical just to attack players, turn is imperative for most kinds of players. Hostile players depend on it to perform quicker forehand circles while protective players require it to deliver immense measures of reverse-pivot while hacking the ball.


Control is generally controlled by the other two appraisals. A speedier or turn centered bat will give you less space for blunder which will bring about loss of control. This trait likewise discloses to you how predictable and exact your shots will be. Amateurs should go for a slower more controllable oar, while halfway and progressed can go for all the more effective rackets. At last however, dissimilar to speed and turn, control can be enhanced through player aptitude. So don’t stress excessively if the racket is somewhat difficult to control to start with.

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