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									Table Tennis Racket: Finding The Weapon Of Choice

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Summary:
In table tennis, nothing can be a more important piece of equipment than
the racket that is used as the bat to receive and strike the small
plastic ball back and forth across the table. More like a paddle, the
surface of a table tennis racket is made of solid wood. There are no
nettings or strings on the blade of the racket, but rather a sheet of
thin rubber is glued on it for better performance.

In this light, it is important for a beginner to choose the perfect
racket. T...


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Article Body:
In table tennis, nothing can be a more important piece of equipment than
the racket that is used as the bat to receive and strike the small
plastic ball back and forth across the table. More like a paddle, the
surface of a table tennis racket is made of solid wood. There are no
nettings or strings on the blade of the racket, but rather a sheet of
thin rubber is glued on it for better performance.

In this light, it is important for a beginner to choose the perfect
racket. The perfect racket means having a comfortable feel at the handles
and a correct shape of the blade that matches the player's skills. Here
are the common pointers to observe when looking for the perfect table
tennis racket.

Check Out The Blade

Choosing the right table tennis racket starts with the finding the right
blade or frame. After all, this part of the whole racket will be the one
to have a direct contact with the ping pong ball; hence, will greatly
determine the effectiveness of how you receive and drive the ball back to
your opponent. Table tennis rackets come in different varieties that can
suit the individual preferences of table tennis players.

Beginners can start with rounded blades. The key in choosing the right
blade is to make sure that it does not make your shots very slow or very
fast. A regular round blade can help you develop and improve your game as
you practice.

Mind The Grip

Knowing the type of racket blade that suits you is only halfway in the
process of finding the perfect table tennis racket. The other half
involves looking for the handle that gives you a good grip. A good grip
is important because this affects the way you handle the racket as a
whole; as such, it has a direct effect on how you propel the ping pong
ball in every shot. There are several types of grips available for table
tennis players, but the major types are the penhold and shakehand grip
styles.

The rule of thumb when deciding on the handle type is to always pick the
one that gives your hand a comfortable feel. In this regard, choosing the
right handle is always subjective and dependent on what feels good for
your hand. It is important to remember that changing grip styles when you
are already well into the sport can be difficult; as it will drastically
affect the way you propel the ball.

A Word About The Rubbers

When choosing the type of rubber to be attached to both sides of the
racket blade, the smooth surfaced rubbers are more flexible. Rubber with
countless tiny blisters allow only a few types of spins, while the smooth
rubber can give you better performance by giving you more control
whatever kind of spin or drive you do with the ball. Although smooth
rubber may take some time before you get used to it, choosing it will
hasten your improvement in the sport.

Indeed, for a greenhorn at table tennis, choosing the perfect racket can
entail a lot of time and effort that can even go beyond the walls of the
stores. Mostly, finding the perfect racket takes a lot of getting-used-
to. A few rounds of table tennis may be required to finally decide on
whether a particular racket is prefect or not. But remember, choosing a
bad racket can have grave consequences like hindered improvement and even
hand injuries.

								
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