Technical Help

Blade Information

Blades - All you need to know With 9 different 'playing strategies' on offer, choose carefully! Competitive and enjoyable table tennis requires the right equipment. Your blade is the foundation of the bat and can make quite a difference, so read this information carefully. The information we have provided below will assist you in your understanding of all the categories available. BLADE TYPES DEF minus = numbing defence These blades simply maximise control for a very passive defence game. If you are a Read More...

Bat Advice

Choosing the right equipment for your game will allow you to reach higher levels of enjoyment as well as achievement. Trying to choose specialist table tennis equipment from the numerous blade and rubber choices can be a minefield of confusion. We are aware and responsive to this fact and identify with your need to understand the equipment differences in a simple, uncomplicated manner. We want you to be confident and actually enjoy deliberating on the selection of your next ‘weapon’! Read More...

Rubber Information

Why change rubber? Rubber wears out because we use it! So the more you play the quicker it will wear out! As rubber ages, its 'optimum' playing characteristics deteriorate. Shocking Fact! Manufacturer's estimate the 'lifetime' of a rubber to be 50 - 90 playing hours, but don't panic! Most competitive players change their reverse or long pimple rubber within 12 months. Short pimples or anti spin rubbers last longer. However, the longer you leave it to replace your rubber you Read More...

Bat Assembly Service

At Table Tennis Direct our bat assembly service is flawless. The skill used to assemble each bat perfectly is noteworthy. Therefore when you have chosen your blade and rubber sheets, request this service. Bat Assembly Service: £4.99 per bat. Each customised bat is professionally assembled to your requirements Each rubber sheet is cut by hand to an unparalleled standard Every blade and rubber is thoroughly inspected for quality prior to assembly Our professional bat makers have over 25 years of experience Your bat will Read More...