USA Table Tennis

Tip of the Day - Should You Use a Super-Fast Racket?

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 17, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry HodgesShould You Use a Super-Fast Racket?

Many beginning and intermediate players want a blazing fast racket, not realizing how much this is hurting their games. There are three problems with using a very fast racket. First, it is simply too fast for most players to control. Second, since the ball flies off so fast, you get little spin – greatly hurting your loop. And third, since the ball shoots off so fast, players tend to stroke less, and end up developing poor stroking habits.

An advanced player who plays a fast, up-at-the-table game (especially with short pips) is usually the only type of player who should use a very fast racket. Instead, try one in the medium to fast range, but lay off the super fast ones.

On the other hand, if you are addicted to speed, and are willing to lose a few matches in return for this exhilarating speed – then go for it, and have fun!

Webmaster Note: Larry has an outstanding daily blog worth visiting regularly and bookmarking. 

Comments