English Abstract

Status and Issues of Table Tennis Rubber

Toshihiro INOUE
Zeon Corporation R&D Center, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2020),93(2),50-55 General Review in Japanese

Table tennis is a rare sport where players can use completely different equipment from the opponents, but this is the one of attractions of table tennis. There are various types of table tennis blades, and is the same situation for tennis rackets, golf clubs, etc., but in the case of table tennis, players can put their favorite rubber on these blades and you can customize to different equipment to compete. Even if the same blade, if the rubber is different, the racket will be completely different character in terms of spin, speed, and impact feeling.
Rubber has been becoming a very important equipment for table tennis.

Keywords: Table Tennis, Rubber, Sport, ITTF, Spin, Speed, Friction, International, Regulation