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Want to know which table tennis equipment is right for YOU?
Well, here are my recommendations.

Recommended Table Tennis Equipment - download a free copy here

 

If you're looking to buy some table tennis (ping pong) equipment, then you'll need to know what to look for - otherwise you could find yourself wasting a lot of money.

So, in my downloadable book I've set out what you need to know before you buy your table tennis equipment.

It's 37 pages long and is available for immediate download here.

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Deciding which table tennis equipment is right for YOU relies on having a good knowledge of the equipment available, knowing what you should look for, and knowing the right questions to ask.

And that's where I can help you.

I've been playing table tennis since 1971, and during that time I've built up a wealth of knowledge which I'd like to share with you. So whatever equipment you're looking for, let me guide you through the multitude of choices you'll encounter. After all ... you don't want to make an expensive mistake!


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Table Tennis Blades

I recommend...



  1. Table Tennis Blade - Allround
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Allround
    For beginners or intermediate players, and for players with an all-round / counter-attacking style of play...

    • Any brand of blade classified as being "Allround" - These blades will consist of hard inner plys of wood, with softer outer plys. They'll be a medium speed racket and will help you to control the ball.

      For example the
      Butterfly "Timo Boll All" blade

     



  2. Table Tennis Blade - offensive
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Offensive
    For an advanced player with an attacking / offensive style of play...

    • Any brand of blade classified as being "Offensive" - These blades will be semi rigid with harder outer plys of wood which will enable you to generate more power in your shots.

      For example the
      Butterfly "Maze Passion" blade

     



  3. Table Tennis Blade - defensive
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Defensive
    For beginners or intermediate players with a defensive style of play...

    • Any brand of blade classified as being "Defensive" - These blades will have soft flexible plys of wood which will give you better ball control.

      For example the
      Butterfly "Defensive X" blade

     

Unless you are an advanced player, you should always choose Options 1 or 3.

I recommend...

  1. For beginners or intermediate players, and for players with an all-round / counter-attacking style of play...
    Any brand of blade classified as being "Allround" - These blades will consist of hard inner plys of wood, with softer outer plys. They'll be a medium speed racket and will help you to control the ball.
    For example the Butterfly "Timo Boll All" blade
    Table Tennis Blade - Allround
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Allround

     

  2. For an advanced player with an attacking / offensive style of play...
    Any brand of blade classified as being "Offensive" - These blades will be semi rigid with harder outer plys of wood which will enable you to generate more power in your shots.
    For example the Butterfly "Maze Passion" blade
    Table Tennis Blade - offensive
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Offensive

     

  3. For beginners or intermediate players with a defensive style of play...
    Any brand of blade classified as being "Defensive" - These blades will have soft flexible plys of wood which will give you better ball control.
    For example the Butterfly "Defensive X" blade
    Table Tennis Blade - defensive
    Buy Table Tennis Blade - Defensive

     

Unless you are an advanced player, you should always choose Options 1 or 3.


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Table Tennis Rubbers

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT
TABLE TENNIS RUBBERS

I often get asked which table tennis rubbers are the best because many players believe that by using a certain rubber they will elevate their game to new heights.

The simple truth is this...

Just choose from the blades and rubbers I recommend here and you will have all you need.

The subtle differences between blades and rubbers (within their own category) are not enough to make any difference to the majority of players.

Just choose a racket and stick with it.

You will improve your game much more by IMPROVING YOUR TECHNIQUE and by PRACTISING MORE, than you ever will by choosing a particular blade or rubber.

Once you understand this simple truth, you can forget about trying all the hundreds of different blades and rubbers available until such time as your standard improves to a high level.

I recommend...




  1. Butterfly Sriver Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Allround
    For beginners or intermediate players, and for players with an all-round / counter-attacking style of play...

    • Butterfly Sriver 1.5mm
      or
    • Butterfly Sriver 1.7mm

      on both sides of your blade.
      These rubbers are medium speed rubbers which will give you great control. Sriver is one of the most popular rubbers of all-time and is used by a high percentage of top players.

     




  2. Butterfly Bryce Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Offensive
    For an advanced player with an attacking / offensive style of play...

    • Butterfly Bryce 2.1mm
      or
    • Butterfly Bryce FX 2.1mm

      on both sides of your blade.
      These rubbers, which have a thicker sponge, are fast rubbers which are great for an offensive style of play. However, you'll lose some of the control offered by slower rubbers.

      Bryce is one of the latest types of rubber which incorporates "High Tension". This causes the ball to rebound off the rubber with extra speed.

     




  3. Butterfly Tackiness Chop Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Defensive
    For beginners or intermediate players with a defensive style of play...

    • Butterfly Tackiness Chop-II 1.5mm
      or
    • Butterfly Tackiness Chop 1.5mm

      on both sides of your blade.
      These rubbers, which have a thinner sponge, are slow rubbers which give great control for a defensive playing style. However, a slower rubber means that it's difficult to generate the speed of shot offered by faster rubbers.

      Butterfly Tackiness Chop-II is the "second generation" of their highly acclaimed Tackiness Chop rubber which first appeared about 30 years ago. The new sponge now has more rebound and therefore makes counter-attacking easier and more effective.

     

Unless you are an advanced player, you should always choose Options 1 or 3.

I recommend...

  1. For beginners or intermediate players, and for players with an all-round / counter-attacking style of play...
    Butterfly Sriver 1.5mm or Butterfly Sriver 1.7mm on both sides of your blade.
    These rubbers are medium speed rubbers which will give you great control. Sriver is one of the most popular rubbers of all-time and is used by a high percentage of top players.
    Butterfly Sriver Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Allround

     

  2. For an advanced player with an attacking / offensive style of play...
    Butterfly Bryce 2.1mm or Butterfly Bryce FX 2.1mm on both sides of your blade.
    These rubbers, which have a thicker sponge, are fast rubbers which are great for an offensive style of play. However, you'll lose some of the control offered by slower rubbers. Bryce is one of the latest types of rubber which incorporates "High Tension". This causes the ball to rebound off the rubber with extra speed.
    Butterfly Bryce Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Offensive

     

  3. For beginners or intermediate players with a defensive style of play...
    Butterfly Tackiness Chop-II 1.5mm or Butterfly Tackiness Chop 1.5mm on both sides of your blade.
    These rubbers, which have a thinner sponge, are slow rubbers which give great control for a defensive playing style. However, a slower rubber means that it's difficult to generate the speed of shot offered by faster rubbers. Butterfly Tackiness Chop-II is the "second generation" of their highly acclaimed Tackiness Chop rubber which first appeared about 30 years ago. The new sponge now has more rebound and therefore makes counter-attacking easier and more effective.
    Butterfly Tackiness Chop Table Tennis Rubber
    Buy Table Tennis Rubbers - Defensive

     

Unless you are an advanced player, you should always choose Options 1 or 3.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT
TABLE TENNIS RUBBERS

I often get asked which table tennis rubbers are the best because many players believe that by using a certain rubber they will elevate their game to new heights.

The simple truth is this...

Just choose from the blades and rubbers I recommend here and you will have all you need.

The subtle differences between blades and rubbers (within their own category) are not enough to make any difference to the majority of players.

Just choose a racket and stick with it.

You will improve your game much more by IMPROVING YOUR TECHNIQUE and by PRACTISING MORE, than you ever will by choosing a particular blade or rubber.

Once you understand this simple truth, you can forget about trying all the hundreds of different blades and rubbers available until such time as your standard improves to a high level.


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Table Tennis Glue

I recommend...



Water-based Table Tennis Glue
Buy Table Tennis Glue
For all styles of play

  • Any brand of glue classified as "Water-based and VOC free" -

    For example
    Butterfly Free Chack

I recommend...

  1. For all styles of play
    Any brand of glue classified as "Water-based and VOC free" -
    For example Butterfly Free Chack
    Water-based Table Tennis Glue
    Buy Table Tennis Glue

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Table Tennis Racket Care

I recommend...

Table Tennis Racket Case
Buy Table Tennis Racket Cases

Any brand of racket case which has an oblong shape.
An oblong shaped case is better than a case shaped like a table tennis racket because it will offer more protection to the edges of your racket.
You can buy either a single racket case or one which holds two rackets.

Do not use any type of cleaner.

DO NOT use any type of
cleaner on your rubbers.
It is against the rules!

Clean your rubbers with
a soft cloth using plain water only.

 

I recommend...

Any brand of racket case which has an oblong shape.
An oblong shaped case is better than a case shaped like a table tennis racket because it will offer more protection to the edges of your racket. You can buy either a single racket case or one which holds two rackets.

Table Tennis Racket Case
Buy Table Tennis Racket Cases

Do not use any type of cleaner.

DO NOT use any type of cleaner on your rubbers. It is against the rules! Clean your rubbers with a soft cloth using plain water only.

 


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Table Tennis Tables

I recommend...

Indoor table tennis tables



  1. Basic table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Basic
    Basic

    For infrequent use or for beginners.

    • Any brand of table with a ¾ inch (19mm) table top and playback facility.

      For example the
      Butterfly Personal Rollaway table

     



  2. Better table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Better
    Better

    • Any brand of table with a inch (22mm) table top.

      For example the
      Butterfly Match Nippon Rollaway 22 table

     



  3. Best table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Best
    Best

    • Any brand of table with a 1 inch (25mm) table top.

      For example the
      Butterfly Europa 25 Anti Skid table

     

Outdoor table tennis tables



  1. Basic table tennis table
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Basic
    Basic

    • Any brand of table with a waterproof table top.

      For example the
      Butterfly Outdoor Playback Rollaway table

     

  2. Better outdoor table tennis table
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Better
    Better

    • Any brand of table with a high resilience weatherproof table top and galvanised steel undercarriage, net and post set.

      For example the
      Butterfly Ultimate table

     



  3. Concrete table tennis tables
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Best
    Best

    • A concrete table.

      For example
      see these precision cast concrete tables made in the USA.

     

I recommend...

Indoor table tennis tables

  1. Basic
    For infrequent use or for beginners.
    Any brand of table with a ¾ inch (19mm) table top and playback facility.
    For example the Butterfly Personal Rollaway table
    Basic table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Basic

     

  2. Better
    Any brand of table with a inch (22mm) table top.
    For example the Butterfly Match Nippon Rollaway 22 table
    Better table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Better

     

  3. Best
    Any brand of table with a 1 inch (25mm) table top.
    For example the Butterfly Europa 25 Anti Skid table
    Best table tennis table
    Buy Indoor Table Tennis Tables - Best

     

Outdoor table tennis tables

  1. Basic
    Any brand of table with a waterproof table top.
    For example the Butterfly Outdoor Playback Rollaway table
    Basic table tennis table
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Basic

     

  2. Better
    Any brand of table with a high resilience weatherproof table top and galvanised steel undercarriage, net and post set.
    For example the Butterfly Ultimate table
    Better outdoor table tennis table
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Better

     

  3. Best
    A concrete table.
    For example see these precision cast concrete tables made in the USA.
    Concrete table tennis tables
    Buy Outdoor Table Tennis Tables - Best

     


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Table Tennis Nets

I recommend...

Table Tennis Net and Post
Buy Table Tennis Nets

Any brand of net which has a sturdy screw clamp and adjustable net height mechanism.

For example the
Joola WM

I recommend...

Any brand of net which has a sturdy screw clamp and adjustable net height mechanism.
For example the Joola WM

Table Tennis Net and Post
Buy Table Tennis Nets

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Table Tennis Balls

I recommend...

  1. one star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls
    For beginners, schools and youth clubs etc

    • Any brand of ball classified as being "one star" or not classified.

     

  2. Two star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls
    For improvers, for use with a robot or for multi-ball practice

    • Any brand of ball classified as being "two star".

      For example the
      Butterfly 2* Training Balls

     

  3. Three star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls
    For matches and competitions (or if you just want the best)

    • Any brand of ball classified as being "three star".

      For example the
      Butterfly 3* balls

     

I recommend...

  1. For beginners, schools and youth clubs etc
    Any brand of ball classified as being "one star" or not classified.
    one star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls

     

  2. For improvers, for use with a robot or for multi-ball practice
    Any brand of ball classified as being "two star".
    For example the Butterfly 2* Training Balls
    Two star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls

     

  3. For matches and competitions (or if you just want the best)
    Any brand of ball classified as being "three star".
    For example the Butterfly 3* balls
    Three star table tennis balls
    Buy Table Tennis Balls

     


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Table Tennis Shoes

I recommend...

Table Tennis Shoes
Buy Table Tennis Shoes
For all players

  • Butterfly Radial
    or
  • Butterfly Energy Force

I recommend...

For all players
Butterfly Radial or Butterfly Energy Force

Table Tennis Shoes
Buy Table Tennis Shoes

 


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Table Tennis Robots

I recommend...

  1. iPong Pro table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot - Basic
    Basic

    • Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball -

      for example the
      iPong Pro

     



  2. table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot- Better
    Better

    • Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball and includes pre set drills -

      for example the
      Newgy Robo-Pong 2050

     



  3. Oukei table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot - best
    Best

    • Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball and includes collecting nets to fix around the table edges -

      for example the
      Oukei S9

I recommend...

  1. Basic
    Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball -
    for example the iPong Pro
    iPong Pro table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot - Basic

     

  2. Better
    Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball and includes pre set drills -
    for example the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050
    table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot- Better

     

  3. Best
    Any brand of robot which has the ability to impart several different spins onto the ball and vary the placement of the ball and includes collecting nets to fix around the table edges -
    for example the Oukei S9
    Oukei table tennis robot
    Buy table tennis robot - best

     


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Table Tennis Equipment

You can...

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