A real low and short
no-spin serve can give you some easy points in matches, as they are
difficult to flip hard, and they require good timing to push hard.
Mix it up with a heavy backspin in the same spot. Remember to get it
short, the ball should bounce short on your side close to the net...
procedure for gluing table tennis rubber onto your bat
This is a
simple step by step procedure for gluing a rubber onto a blade without the aid
of any special tools or equipment. It can also be used to replace your existing
rubbers with new ones.
you need is some table tennis glue (VOC based glue or rubber cement), a ballpoint pen, a very sharp cutting knife or razor blade
and a hard round tube-like roller (such as a wine bottle), a piece of cardboard and a stack of
Place the rubber on the blade
and with a pen draw (on the back on the sponge, NOT the top-sheet) around the
edge of the bat to roughly indicate what parts of the rubber need to be
glued (make sure the bit with the logo on the rubber is just above the handle.
Apply glue to one side of the blade
spreading it out evenly. You can use a piece of rubber cut-off to spread it
out, or wrap your finger inside a piece of plastic and spread it
Similarly apply glue to the rubber
spreading it out evenly within the lines drawn earlier.
Wait until the glue
on the rubber is touch dry, usually at least 5mins.
point it will look dry, but still feel very sticky.
Apply another thin layer of glue on
the rubber as before (if your glue is already quite thick, this step is not
Wait until the glue on the
rubber is touch dry again.
Pick up the rubber, gently put
in onto the blade lining up the bottom part (logo end) first (just
above the handle), and then put down the rest.
Use a hard round object such
as a wine bottle, and gently roll it over the rubber to make sure itís pressed
down onto the blade properly.
Put the blade and rubber onto
a table with rubber at the bottom, and use a very sharp knife to cut off the
excess rubber around the edge of the blade. Putting a piece of cardboard
underneath the rubber makes it easier to cut, as the knife can
actually cut into the paper a little. Do NOT try to cut through the
rubber in one pass, go over each cut several times before it's cut
through, which helps get a much cleaner cut.
Repeat for the rubber on the
When finished roll down the
rubbers again, and place it under a stack of books for a couple of hours or so to make
sure it bonds properly. To keep the rubbers clean, you might want to put
some plastic over them (like the plastic cover that came with the
packaging) which also helps protect the surface.
Rub off any bits of rubber
from the edges, and put on edge tape if required.
This simple procedure should ensure a neat and proper attachment of your
rubber to your blade. If you're not happy with the result, you can
always pull the rubbers off again, and re-glue it, although lining it up
is a little trickier when the rubber is already cut.
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