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All About Equipment for Table Tennis / Ping-Pong


Find information and advice about choosing your table tennis equipment, for both beginners and advanced players. Read reviews and recommendations for rubbers, blades, glue, tables, robots, shoes and more. Learn the best places to buy ping-pong gear online or direct.
  1. Introduction to Equipment
  2. Rubbers
  3. Blades
  4. Table Tennis Tables
  1. Robots
  2. Shoes
  3. Where to Buy Equipment

Introduction to Equipment

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What equipment do you need to play table tennis? Are you looking to buy your first ping-pong paddle? Or are you an equipment junkie? Find out here!


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Looking for advice on table tennis rubbers? Find out the best beginner and classic rubbers, learn how to clean and protect your rubbers, discover which rubbers are not recommended, and read rubber reviews.


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While rubbers come and go, a good table tennis blade is forever (or pretty close)! Chances are you'll be using your blade for a long time, so choosing the right blade is important. Get advice on the best beginner and advanced blades, and advice on how to choose the best blade for you. Read reviews of some of the most popular blades in ping-pong circles.

Table Tennis Tables

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Buying a table tennis table is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your ping-pong career, and hopefully one that will last you a long time! Get advice on how to choose a quality ping-pong table that will give you years of good service(s) and pleasure!


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Are ping-pong robots really the solution to a lack of practice partners? Are they value for money? What should you look for in a table tennis robot, and what should you be wary of? I've got all the goods (and plenty of reviews) on the table tennis robots out there. Make sure you get the best robot for you!


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Buying table tennis shoes is tricky - sometimes just getting the right size can be difficult! Especially if you are a Westerner with feet above size 10 trying to get a shoe from Asian manufacturers. Every ping-pong player has different needs when it comes to grip, cushioning, support, lightness, flexibility, and price. And since it's difficult to try a friend's shoes (unless you are the same size!), I'll do my best to help you make a decision about which shoes suit you by providing a comprehensive guide to the many table tennis shoes available from ping-pong manufacturers.

Where to Buy Equipment

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Looking to buy some ping-pong equipment online? I've put together lists of International, USA, and Australian distributors, to help you find the table tennis gear you are looking for.

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