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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...

 Table tennis rackets - choosing a blade and rubbers

If you've decided to choose a custom racket, there are 2 pieces of equipment to decide on; the blade and the rubbers. Below is an easy to follow, informative section designed for you the player as a helpful guide. It's well worth reading both the 'Choosing a Blade' and 'Choosing a rubber' sections, and then look at some of the suggested solutions at the bottom. You may not find a solution that fits you (or your budget) but you're learn a lot about that works and what are the factors to consider...


 Choosing a table tennis blade - which one is best for you?
Choosing a BLADE which is the best table tennis blade for you?

It's real important to analyse you game a little first. Perhaps you can play a few matches, and let a friend make some notes on how often you play the different type of strokes, and where you win or lose the points. This will help you decide whether you need a mostly control, spin or speed oriented blade. Note that most people tend to identify their best shot as their most important one. However when they analyse their game, they may realise they rarely ever get the opportunity to play that shot! So it's important to think about all aspects of you game. Note also that the choice of rubber will make the biggest impact on how the bat plays.

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Table tennis Blade Types
A description of the main characteristics and important features of a table tennis blade.

Table tennis Blade Ratings
A description of the meaning of the rating given to a blade by the manufacturer.


 Choosing a table tennis rubber - which one is best for you?
Choosing a RUBBER which ones are right for you?

Again use the same analysis to determine the type of rubber you require. When you've already mastered the basics you may well have developed a certain style of play, and may well have different requirement for backhand and forehand. Notes on the back of rubber packet or company information is often not that useful or accurate, so read as many reviews on the rubbers you're interested in as possible, to help you make a decision.

Note that there is no perfect rubber out there, it's all about compromises. As your game develops you may well require a different rubber to complement your new style. Have a go with friends bats and rubber to see how you like them, that's the cheapest way to get a real feel of what it's like. No description or review can describe how YOU will experience the rubber.

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Table tennis rubber Types
A description of the main characteristics and important features of a table tennis rubber.

Table tennis Rubber Ratings
A description of the meaning of the rating given to a rubber by the manufacturer.


 Suggested blade and rubber combinations:
TSP, Donic and JUIC bat combinations

In the One of a Kind Online shop, we have a series of blade and rubber combinations of the TSP, Donic and JUIC brands. In the descriptions you'll find details on both the blade and rubbers, and a description of why the rubbers work well for the particular blade, and also the style of play that it suits. These combinations are restricted to using the same brand of both rubber and blade. There is of course no need to have them the same brand, unless you have a good reason for doing this...You may already find some combinations there, that sound like they suit your style exactly, but if not you can pick up a lot of tips on why these combinations work, and find a suitable combination yourself (at possible a lower price at well).

TSP Solutions          Donic Solutions          JUIC solutions


Hopefully this guide has given you enough information to make an informed choice on your new table tennis racket. If you're still having trouble you can always ask for assistance from the retailer... just make sure they actually know something about table tennis and the equipment,  heh heh!


 Further information:
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Premade bats: Butterfly table tennis racket or Chinese table tennis racket
Choose a brand name racket like Butterfly or similar since they have a good reputation, or a cheaper brand but with unknown performance?

Table tennis rackets, paddles and bats guide


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