The changes brought about by technological advances are changing almost every facet of modern life, and that includes the sports we love to play. Carbon composite table tennis paddles are a great case in point, as they continue to pique the curiosity of ping pong enthusiasts.
Adding thin carbon sheets between the plywood layers of a racket blade may help power players increase the velocity of their strokes. It changes the feel of making quick shots and gives certain players a new advantage.
More and more players are purchasing them, so if you like playing the game, you may want to give one a go. The racket rubbers need to be bought separately and glued on by the player. The ones you choose and the way you apply them (smooth, pimples out, pimples in) should be in accordance with your playing style and what would enhance it.
Another reason to be wary of buying a racket from a big-box store is that you may never be sure how long ago they bought it. Rubbers used in table tennis typically last for about a year before they lose their effectiveness. If you wish to get your hands on the most up-to-date rubbers possible, it’s better to shop from a store that specializes in and has a lot of foot traffic in your area of the sport.
If you’re an experienced beginner who’s beginning to pay more attention to the finer details of the game, you may want to keep an eye on the net height at your table, at home, and wherever else you play. Six inches is the minimum allowed by law (15.25 cm).
You definitely don’t want to be one of the players that get used to playing with a net that is too low. You don’t need to relearn your best shots just because you’re playing on a table with a different net height. Experts say to avoid clip-on nets and look for surface-mounted varieties instead.