Best All+ Table Tennis Blade in 2023
Butterfly Timo Boll ALC Blade | Arylate-Carbon Table Tennis Blade | Professional Table Tennis Blade | 5 Wood + 2 Arylate-Carbon Plies | an, FL, or ST Handle | Made in Japan
AB-5000 5 Star Professional Ping Pong Paddle for Indoor and Outdoor Table Tennis with Carry Case
- Our performance level ping pong paddle with an ergonomic slope handle is suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players for play on portable, indoor, and outdoor tables
- The paddle's material is made with three middle layers of Ayous plywood and two outside layers of Koto wood; this combines to make an even more responsive table tennis racket (over the 3 Star Slopehandle) with exceptional control
- This paddle's smooth handle features 2mm of quality sponge and 1.6 mm of high-end inverted rubber allowing for tremendous control
- Our 5 Star Paddle is easily identifiable with two white lines on the handle in addition to our distinctive logo
- ~197gsm(+/- 10gsm); For use at home, game rooms, contests, and matches; Includes ping pong paddle with carry case for storage
YASAKA Ma Lin Extra Offensive FL
- Paddle Palace Rating: Class: OFF, Speed: 89, Control: 67
- Plies: 5 wood, Weight: 84 gms
- This is a shakehand style table tennis blade with no rubber
- Ships from Paddle Palace, North American Distributor for YASAKA
STIGA Infinity VPS V Table Tennis Blade (an Winner)
- Used by the Youth Olympic Games 2014 Gold Medalists Fan Zhendong (Men's) and Liu Gaoyang (Women's).
- Class: OFF
- Speed: 88
- Control: 65
- Plies: 5W
Butterfly Viscaria Blade | FL or ST Handle | Professional Table Tennis Blade | 5 Wood + 2 Arylate-Carbon Plies | Made in Japan
- High quality Butterfly carbon blade
- Enlarged sweet spot from ALC plies, resulting in more consistent ball placement and power
- The Butterfly Viscaria FL blade is used by World Champion Zhang Jike, Lin Gaoyuan, and many others
- Pairs best with Dignics 05, Bryce Highspeed, Tenergy 05, Tenergy 64, Tenergy 80, and Tenergy 25
- Same carbon fiber plies as the Butterfly Timo Boll ALC blade
SANWEI M8 Plus Carbon Table Tennis Blade, FL Handle
- Develop from the best seller SANWEI M8 Table Tennis Racket
- Plus 2 carbon layers to make blade lighter but more powerful
- 5 Plies Wood + 2 Carbon Layers
- FL Handle
- Free Racket Case (Color may vary)
STIGA Pro Carbon Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket with Carbon Technology for Tournament Play
- Performance-Level Table Tennis Racket
- ITTF Approved Rubber for Tournament Play
- Features Carbon Technology for Power and Speed
- Performance Ratings- Speed: 99 Spin: 100 Control: 80
- 7-Ply Extra Light Blade, S5 Rubber, and 2mm Sponge
Killerspin Ping Pong Paddle Rubber Cleaner| Table Tennis Racket Cleaning Spray Kit| Ping Pong Bat & Blade Equipment Care| Accessories Maintenance & Protection| 125ml Spray Bottle with 2-Sided Sponge
- PERFORM YOUR BEST – When your paddle is cared for, it will perform better, and you will win more games. Don’t let a dirty racket get you down.
- PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT – You can protect your investment with the Killerspin rubber cleaner and sponge kit. You will love the results and your racket will thank you for the attention.
- REJUVENATE YOUR PADDLE – Our rubber cleaner returns your paddle to its original spin and speed. It’s like getting a new bat with every cleaning!
- SUPERIOR CLEANING-Killerspin’s rubber cleaning kit is made in Germany from water-based ingredients.Our cleaner is VOC free and antistatic. The kit comes with a 2-sided sponge for applying the cleaner and for removing dirt, oil, and cleaning residue.
Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5 Pro-Line Table Tennis Racket - ITTF Professional Ping Pong Paddle â€“ Carbon Blade Assembled with Tenergy 80 FX 2.1mm Red and Black Table Tennis Rubber
- PROFESSIONAL TABLE TENNIS RACKET: This ping pong racket is for players that want to attack and need a touch of control to dominate opponents. ITTF approved for table tennis tournaments
- BALSA CARBO X5 CARBON BLADE: The Balsa core offers light weight & great touch while the Carbon layers add power. Designed for close to the table attacks plus power for mid-distance ping pong shots
- TENERGY 80 FX 2. 1 RUBBER: This ping pong paddle is equipped with Tenergy 80 FX 2. 1mm offering a great balance of high speed and heavy spin for attacking. FX gives it a softer sponge for more control
- BUTTERFLY TABLE TENNIS RACKETS - Butterfly rackets are the preferred choice for professional players
- SHIPS ASSEMBLED – The Butterfly Balsa Carbo X5 blade is assembled by hand in the USA with Tenergy 80 FX 2. 1mm Rubber. Butterfly Free Chack rubber glue is used to apply the rubber and is packaged in the original Butterfly blade box
YASAKA Sweden Extra Table Tennis Blade (ST)
Table Tennis in China: A Comprehensive Sketch
A comprehensive look at the development of table tennis in China from a newsman's perspective
Table tennis, known as pingpong in China, is China's national sport, and a source of pride right up there with the Great Wall and pandas.
The Chinese have played a major role in transforming table tennis from a pastime of Victorian gentlemen to a sport of the masses.
From a political perspective, the sport acted as a facilitator in China's international relations.
King of the Table
China owns table tennis like the United States once dominated men's basketball.
China has won every gold medal in four Olympics (London Games included), and four years ago in Beijing, it swept all possible medals.
The Chinese teams do not have a weak link. If you take away any of the team members, they remain very strong. As a matter of fact, they could even enter two teams and still win a gold and a silver medal.
China's supremacy even prompted the International Table Tennis Federation to alter its rules for the London Games, hoping to give a few others a chance.
A look at national table tennis teams in various countries over the last few decades shows hundreds of Chinese players who took their superior game abroad. More often than not, they became the best players wherever they landed.
The dominance of the Chinese players has caused some consternation in Canada, where three of the four members of the Olympic table tennis team are Chinese born.
Even though table tennis is played all around the world, not many nations can even compete with China. Japan and South Korea probably present the strongest challenge from Asia, with Germany the top threat from Europe.
China dominates world table tennis so thoroughly that it created a problem as the London Games was getting closer. The top five men and top five women in the world rankings are all Chinese, but Olympic rules allow for only three men and women to make each squad.
Secret to Success
With China's undeniable dominance on the pingpong table, some might wonder what the secrets are to China's success.
The Chinese are often criticized by the Western media for running Soviet-style sports mills, in which children are selected for particular sports based on their physique. But with table tennis, there seems to be a large enough reservoir of enthusiastic talent in the population of 1.3 billion.
"If the children love pingpong, they'll be easy to train," said Xu Zhichong, a coach at the Xuanwu Sports School in Beijing. "That lets them develop their own individual character as a player."
"It was a perfect sport for the Chinese physique," said Liang Geliang, a former world champion and a professor at Peking University Health Science Center. "It is not important if you're strong. You have got to be smart and you've got to have good nerves."
Bettine Vriesekoop, a two-time European champion from the Netherlands who lives in China, said that when she first came to China to play, she was curious about the secret of the Chinese players.
"Well, there was really no secret," she said. "They have a very simple and practical way of training. They do three or four basic exercises, and then they play until they learn to play without making mistakes."
Chinese sports legend Deng Yaping is considered to be one of the greatest table tennis players of all time. When she retired at the age of 24, she had won more titles than any other player in the sport, including four Olympic gold medals, and had been World Champion 18 times.
When asked what the secrets are of being so good at table tennis, Deng replied: "Practice."
As the national sport of China, pingpong is played by almost everyone in the country. Tables for the game, often made of concrete, are found throughout parks, in communities and public schools.
Although many young people today in China are gravitating toward basketball, soccer, or tennis, if they can afford it, pingpong remains a fixture in Chinese society.
"Chinese today have much more choice of what sports they can afford to play, but people still prefer pingpong," said Deng Yaping, one of the most celebrated Chinese players, who retired in 1997 at age 24 with four Olympic gold medals.
"Although it is a little sport, table tennis is very easy to play and does not require much space. The equipment is not expensive as well."
A Political Perspective
From a political perspective, the sport played an important role in China's international relations.
In April 1971, the US table tennis team was invited to visit China. It was the first American sports delegation to visit China in years, launching the round of so-called pingpong diplomacy credited with warming relations during the Nixon administration.
Pingpong was "an apt metaphor for the relations between Washington and Beijing", noted a Time reporter, as each nation signaled, in turn, its openness to change.
"In the future, sports could play a more important role in diplomatic relations," said Deng, who made a successful political transition to become the Deputy Secretary-General of China's flagship newspaper, People's Daily.
Zhenyu Li, a sports historian and contributing columnist for some of the world's leading sports publications, authors the "Beyond Gold" column for the People's Daily Online in China.