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How To Assemble Your Table Tennis Racket

22 March 2015  | Posted in: Table Tennis Tips

A common question that we get asked is, “how do I assemble my racket?” We are happy to provide you with a step-by-step photo tutorial for assembling the blade and rubbers. 

Rubber blade assembly

1. Apply the glue

Apply a thin coat of glue to the blade and rubber. Make sure to cover the whole surface of only one side of the rubber and the blade.

apply the glue

2. Spread the glue

Spread the glue evenly so that the surfaces have equal glue distribution.

spread the glue

3. Allow the glue to dry

You have to let the glue dry a bit until it has more tackiness. This process doesn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes. You can use the hairdryer to speed it up. 

allow the glue to dry

4. Attach the rubber

To attach the rubber to the blade, you’ll have to hold the rubber (with the moulded name on the bottom). Make sure that the rubber is centred on top of the blade and that the bottom is lined up to the top of the handle correctly.

attach the rubber

5. Cut the rubber

Cut the excess rubber with a pair of scissors or a cutter. When using scissors, begin at the bottom of the racket and make your way around it by using the wooden blade as a guide. If you’re using a cutter, it’s best to trace the blade edges prior to cutting to ensure precision.

cut the rubber

6. Repeat on the other side

Repeat steps 1 to 5 on the other side of the paddle.

7. Clean the rubber

After you have completed both sides, clean the rubber by using a sponge and water.

That’s it! Now you know how to successfully assemble your own racket.
Tabletennis11.com typically assembles 10-12 rackets daily. We offer our blade and rubber assembly service for free!