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Top 21 Best Table Tennis Rackets to Buy in 2024

The recent achievements in the Busan World Championships and Asian Games have sparked a newfound enthusiasm for table tennis in India. The stellar performances of Indian players have captured the nation’s interest, resulting in a notable increase in involvement in the sport nationwide. Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is not only a professional indoor game but also an excellent recreational activity that can be enjoyed in homes, offices, schools, and clubs. To experience the taste of excitement, you need a good quality table tennis racket, which is a headache to find from so many options in the Indian market.

To make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of the top 21 best table tennis rackets in India to help you choose the perfect one for your game. These paddles are selected under different price ranges, i.e. 1000, 2000, 3000, and 5000 to make the selection more convenient for you.

Name
Best Under 1000
GKI Offensive XX
Best Under 2000
GKI Euro V
Best for Beginners
Palio Expert 3.0
Best Overall
Stiga Pro Carbon
Best for Allrounder
Palio Master 3.0
Best for Intermediates
Stiga Evolution
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GKI Offensive XX New Computerised Printed Cover Wooden Table Tennis Racquet (Pack of 1)
GKI Euro V Wooden Table Tennis Racquet (Multicolor, Pack of 1)
Expert Table Tennis Palio Expert 3.0 Table Tennis Racket & Case - ITTF Approved, Beginner Ping Pong...
Stiga Pro Carbon Wooden Table Tennis Racket- Multicolour
Expert Table Tennis Palio Master 3.0 Racket & Case - ITTF Approved (Wood , Multicolor)
Stiga Balsa Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Multicolour). Balsa
Blade
Blade: 3-ply Wood
Blade: Wood
Blade: 6-ply Wood
Blade: 5W + 2C
Blade: Wood
Blade: 6-ply wood
Rubber
Rubber: Inverted
Rubber: Inverted
Rubber: 2.0 mm
Rubber: 2 mm
Rubber: Inverted
Rubber: 2 mm
Speed
Speed: 92
Speed: 94
Speed: 6/10
Speed: 99
Speed: 8/10
Speed: 96
Spin
Spin: 92
Spin: 93
Spin: 9/10
Spin: 100
Spin: 9/10
Spin: 94
Control
Control: 96
Control: 95
Control: 10/10
Control: 80
Control: 8/10
Control: 90
Approval
Approval: TTFI
Approval: TTFI
Approval: ITTF
Approval: ITTF
Approval: ITTF
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 919
₹ 1,600
₹ 3,799
₹ 10,978
₹ 4,599
₹ 9,004
Best Under 1000
Name
GKI Offensive XX
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GKI Offensive XX New Computerised Printed Cover Wooden Table Tennis Racquet (Pack of 1)
Blade
Blade: 3-ply Wood
Rubber
Rubber: Inverted
Speed
Speed: 92
Spin
Spin: 92
Control
Control: 96
Approval
Approval: TTFI
Price
₹ 919
Best Under 2000
Name
GKI Euro V
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GKI Euro V Wooden Table Tennis Racquet (Multicolor, Pack of 1)
Blade
Blade: Wood
Rubber
Rubber: Inverted
Speed
Speed: 94
Spin
Spin: 93
Control
Control: 95
Approval
Approval: TTFI
Price
₹ 1,600
Best for Beginners
Name
Palio Expert 3.0
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Expert Table Tennis Palio Expert 3.0 Table Tennis Racket & Case - ITTF Approved, Beginner Ping Pong...
Blade
Blade: 6-ply Wood
Rubber
Rubber: 2.0 mm
Speed
Speed: 6/10
Spin
Spin: 9/10
Control
Control: 10/10
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 3,799
Best Overall
Name
Stiga Pro Carbon
Image
Stiga Pro Carbon Wooden Table Tennis Racket- Multicolour
Blade
Blade: 5W + 2C
Rubber
Rubber: 2 mm
Speed
Speed: 99
Spin
Spin: 100
Control
Control: 80
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 10,978
Best for Allrounder
Name
Palio Master 3.0
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Expert Table Tennis Palio Master 3.0 Racket & Case - ITTF Approved (Wood , Multicolor)
Blade
Blade: Wood
Rubber
Rubber: Inverted
Speed
Speed: 8/10
Spin
Spin: 9/10
Control
Control: 8/10
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 4,599
Best for Intermediates
Name
Stiga Evolution
Image
Stiga Balsa Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Multicolour). Balsa
Blade
Blade: 6-ply wood
Rubber
Rubber: 2 mm
Speed
Speed: 96
Spin
Spin: 94
Control
Control: 90
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 9,004

Choosing a racket depends on your Playing Level (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced), Playing Style (Aggressive, All-rounder, and Defensive), and Budget. Amateurs/ Club-level players fall in the category of beginners or intermediates.

A racket has three performance attributes, Speed, Spin, and Control.

As a thumb rule speed is inversely proportional to control, i.e. higher the speed, lower the control, and vice versa.

An offensive bat has more speed and less control.

Speed >Control = Offensive (OFF)

A defensive racket has less speed and more control

Control >Speed = Defensive (DEF)

When both attributes are equal, it is an all-round racket.

Speed = Control All-round (ALL)

Offensive paddles suit advanced players and intermediate players with good exposure to skills.

Beginners must start their journey with defensive rackets.

All-round rackets are ideal for intermediate players.

BeginnersIntermediatesAdvancedClub-level
Defensive (DEF)All-round (ALL)/ Offensive (OFF)Offensive (OFF)Defensive (DEF)/ All-round (ALL)

But how can you identify this type of classification?

All the premade rackets come with the manufacturer’s performance ratings which are visible on the stickers or outer packages.

Examples:

1. Speed = 65, Spin = 70, Control = 100 (Beginners’ choice). A good example is Palio Expert 3.0, which you will find below.

2. Speed = 80, Spin = 85, Control = 80, (Suitable for intermediates). Palio Master 3.0 is an excellent all-round racket.

3. Speed = 95, Spin = 95, Control = 70 (Definitely not for beginners). STIGA Pro Carbon, the most popular offensive racket, is a perfect example.

But what is the basis of this classification? For this, we have to go into more detail.

Shakehand and Penhold types table tennis bats

Table tennis bats are of two types, Shakehand Style (as you are shaking hands) and Penhold Style (like holding a pen). Shakehand rackets are the most popular and convenient way of gripping. You will find most of the premade bats having Shakehand grips.

A racket consists of an oval-shaped table tennis blade on which rubbers are pasted on both sides,

Table tennis blade
Table Tennis Blade

Most of the premade bats have wooden blades of 3-ply, 5-ply, or 7-ply. In general, the higher the no. of plies, the more the speed.

A few high-end paddles like the Pro Carbon are built with composite blades where there are two outer carbon layers over the wooden laminated plies. The presence of carbon material increases the stiffness of the racket which results in more sweet spots and higher speed.

The generation of spin depends on the type of wood used in a blade. As an example, lightweight balsa wood is famous for topspin play.

Handles, the enlarged portions of blades, are three types, Flared (FL), Anatomic (AN), and  Straight (ST). Almost all readymade bats come with flared handles. The FL handles are beginner-friendly and easy to grip.

Types of handles of table tennis blades, i.e. flared (FL), anatomic (AN), and straight (ST)

Rubbers are of three types, Inverted (also called pimples-in or smooth), Pimples-out (Short pips, Medium pips, and Long pips), and Antispin.

Inverted table tennis rubber
Inverted Rubber
Pimples Out rubber
Pimples Out Rubber

Most of the premade paddles are designed with inverted/ smooth rubbers. 

Table tennis rubber consisting top sheet and sponge

In table tennis rubbers topsheets are pressed over sponges. The thicker the rubber, the more speed it can generate. As an example, a 2.1 mm (maximum thickness) rubber delivers more speed than a rubber of 1.5 mm thickness.

Thickness of Rubber ∝ Speed

The amount of spin depends on the chemistry of top sheets and sponges. The Chinese tacky rubbers exhibit more spin than non-tacky rubbers. Thicker sponges also deflect balls more to produce higher spins.

All good rubbers have the ITTF logo marked on the bottom. Check it to ensure the quality of the rubber.

NameSpeedSpinControlRank
GKI Offensive XX9292961
GKI Kung Fu DX9191972
GKI Green Hunt9290963
STAG Iconic7070954
Speed, Spin, & Control are the manufacturers’ ratings
Gki Offensive XX, the best table tennis racket under 1000 in India
  • Blade: 3-ply all-wood
  • Speed: 92
  • Spin: 92
  • Control: 96

As the name suggests, GKI Offensive XX is designed mainly for offensive players. This racket is good for power-hitting with decent speed and spin. GKI Offensive XX consists of a 3-ply blade and inverted rubbers. There is no information available about the thickness of the rubber. But when I had removed the side tape of the bat, I found nearly 2.0 mm thick rubber with an orange-colored sponge.

The good feature of the bat is the control part. It enables you to produce power shots with great control.

The combination of control and power helps generate accuracy in your attacking shots. The ergonomic flared handle gives you comfort in delivering shots.

This racket feels lightweight (Around 150 grams). The good thing is that this GKI Offensive XX is approved by TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India). That means you are eligible to play with this racket in any type of competition in India, it may be a state-level or national-level tournament.

  • Good speed with control
  • Durable
  • Low priced
  • Nice carrying cover
  • TTFI approved
  • Not for advanced players
Gki Kung Fu Dx tt bat priced below 1000 rupees
  • Speed: 91
  • Spin: 91
  • Control: 97
  • Weight 195 grams

GKI Kung Fu DX, a very popular table tennis bat in the Indian market, has good authority on control which is the prime requirement of a beginner’s racket.

The thick rubber (Light blue colored sponge) feels very soft which increases control with good speed and spin with the help of a little effort.

I tested this bat in my very early days and found it an all-rounder. The price of GKI Kung Fu DX is well within budget. Considering the price and performance, it’s an excellent buy for recreational play.

GKI Kung Fu DX has a flared handle which makes it easy to hold. The approval of TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India) enables this racket eligible for tournament play.

It comes with a cover to protect it from dust and moisture.

  • Good control
  • All-rounder
  • Budget-friendly
  • Durable
  • TTFI approved
  • Carrying case
  • A little bit heavy
Gki Green Hunt ping pong bat
  • Blade: Wood
  • Rubber: Inverted
  • Color: Green/ Black
  • Speed: 92
  • Spin: 90
  • Control: 96
  • TTFI approved

The motto of designing the GKI Green is to add more colors to the game of ping pong. It consists of a wooden blade pasted with rubbers of green and black color combination. The GKI Green is a control-oriented bat that is good for beginners and recreational players to bring consistency to their gameplay.

The racket has approval from the Indian Table Tennis Federation for playing in the State and National tournaments in India.

  • Good control
  • Decent spin
  • Eye-catching looks
  • Great for amateurs
  • Slightly heavy
STAG Iconic ping pong paddle
  • Blade: Wooden
  • Rubber Thickness: 2.0 mm
  • Handle: Flared
  • Speed: 70
  • Spin: 70
  • Control: 95
  • Weight: 148 grams

The STAG Iconic is a lightweight bat that you can get by paying only ₹595. The wooden blade is pasted with 2.0 mm thick and hard rubbers. The racket is biased toward control which is good for mastering push and drive shots. 

It can be a good option for first-time users and after use for one year, they can upgrade their paddles to the next level for better execution of shots.

  • Good control
  • Easy to handle
  • Pocket-friendly
  • Not for serious players
NameSpeedSpinControlRank
GKI Euro V9493951
GKI Euro Hybridz9596962
Butterfly Timo Boll 20007575853
STAG Power Drive plus8590854
Speed, Spin, & Control are the manufacturers’ ratings
GKI Euro V, the best table tennis bat under 2000 in India
  • Euro All-wood ply
  • Euro V tensor rubber
  • Speed: 94
  • Spin: 93
  • Control: 95

GKI Euro V is a good choice for intermediate players who want to build their game on power-looping. In comparison to Offensive XX, GKI Euro V is slightly better in speed and spin which makes it easier for topspin play.

GKI Euro V is made with specially designed Euro ply and Euro V rubbers. The Euro V rubber is incorporated with micropores that enhance the elasticity of this rubber. Moreover, Euro v is a tensor rubber, which means the top sheet is stretched before gluing on the sponge during the manufacturing process. Due to this tensor top sheet and elastic sponge, after impact, the ball bounces more and springs off with a higher trajectory. This nature of Euro V rubber is perfect for looping.

GKI Euro V comes with an ergonomically designed handle for better grip. The handle is designed in such a way that it minimizes the vibration at the time of impact which effectively increases the control of your strokes.

  • Good for topspin play with better control
  • Good Speed
  • Nice flared handle
  • Affordable
  • It comes with a good-quality padded cover
  • TTFI approved
  • Not for professionals
Gki Euro Hybridz bat
  • Blade: Wooden
  • Rubber Type: Smooth
  • Handle: Flared
  • Speed: 95
  • Spin: 96
  • Control: 96
  • Approval: TTFI

The Euro Hybridz is one step higher in terms of aggression than the popular Kung Fu Dx bat. It is a relatively fast racket that can deliver spinny shots. The racket has a balanced combination of speed, spin, and control which is good for intermediate-level players.

Though the handle is stated flared, it looks like a transition between the anatomic (AN) and flared (FL) type.

  • Fast and spinny
  • Durable
  • Good for intermediates
  • Slightly heavy
Butterfly Timo Boll 2000 bat
  • Blade: 5-ply Wood
  • Rubber: Pan Asia (1.8 mm)
  • Handle: Flared
  • Speed: 75
  • Spin: 75
  • Control: 85

This Timo Ball series premade racket has three models, 1000, 2000, and 3000. All have the same 5-ply blade, and the same rubbers but different thicknesses, i.e. 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, and 2.0 mm respectively for 1000, 2000, and 3000 models. The thicker the rubber, the more the speed and less control.

Timoboll 2000 shows great authority on control. The Pan Asia rubber gives the perfect combination of speed and spin. The racket has a nice flared handle that gives comfort for gripping.

  • Great control
  • Lightweight
  • Nice grip
  • ITTF approved rubber
  • Not for attackers
Stag power Drive Plus ping pong racket
  • Blade: Wooden
  • Rubber Thickness: 2.0 mm
  • Handle: Flared
  • Speed: 85
  • Spin: 90
  • Control: 85
  • Weight: 174 grams
  • Approval: ITTF

Though the name suggests it is a power weapon, it does not possess that many offensive capabilities, rather it is an OFF(-) racket. Speed is good, not great, and the tacky thick rubber has decent spin. The ergonomic grip makes it easier to change from forehand to backhand and vice versa.

The Power Drive Plus comes with a nice wooden box to protect your racket.

  • Lightweight
  • Good speed
  • Nice grip
  • Great for intermediates
  • Racket case and ball holders 
  • Peeling of rubbers from the edge of the racket
NameSpeedSpinControlRank
Palio Expert 3.06/109/1010/101
GKI Euro XX9999982
Speed, Spin, & Control are the manufacturers’ ratings
Palio Expert 3.0, the best badminton racket for beginners in India
  • Blade: Wooden
  • Rubber: Inverted
  • Speed: 6/10
  • Spin: 9/10
  • Control: 10/10
  • Handle: Flared
  • Approval: ITTF

This upgraded version of Palio Expert 2.0 is an exclusive collaboration between Palio, a Chinese Table Tennis brand, and Expert Table Tennis.

The Palio Expert 3.0 consists of a wooden blade pasted with tacky Chinese CJ8000 rubbers. The racket has a very high command of control over speed. It gives you extreme control for mastering basic strokes. Also, the amount of spin is very high.

The Expert 3.0 is available at a price of ₹3,799 on Amazon India, which is very reasonable considering its value. It is the best paddle for beginners to build consistency in the game of ping pong.

  • Perfect for counter-drive, and push shots 
  • Excellent control
  • Good spin
  • Best for beginners
  • Reasonably priced
  • Value for money
  • Speed is not great, which eventually helps beginners in building techniques.
The Euro XX racket from GKI, a table tennis equipment manufacturer in India
  • Blade: 5-ply all-wood
  • Rubber Type: Inverted
  • Speed: 99
  • Spin: 99
  • Control: 98
  • Handle: Flared
  • Approval: ITTF

GKI Euro XX consists of a 5-ply wooden blade and soft inverted rubbers. It is a quality racket that is good for attacks and also it is easier for topspin play but at the same, it is not so good for blocking. The racket can produce a good amount of spin with a lot of control while attacking.

The Euro XX has a very balanced combination of speed, spin, and control for an excellent all-round combination for intermediate players. Another good thing is that you can reuse the blade by replacing the rubbers when they are worn out. The bat comes with a soft Tatron cover of red and black color.

  • Lightweight
  • Great speed
  • Good for all-round play
  • Nice grip
  • Value for money
  • Good but slightly behind the big brands
NameSpeedSpinControlBest For
Eastfield Allround Professional6/108/1010/10Beginners
Palio Master 3.08/109/108/10All-rounders
Palio Legend 3.010/109/107/10Attackers
Killerspin JET 2006/107/108.5/10Amateurs
Speed, Spin, & Control are the manufacturers’ ratings
Eastfield Allround Professional table tennis racket priced under 5000
  • Eastfield Allwood 5-ply blade
  • Eastfield A-Soft 2.1 mm rubbers 
  • Flared handle
  • Speed = 6/10
  • Spin = 8/10
  • Control = 10/10
  • Weight: 190 grams
  • Approval: ITTF

This unique Eastfield racket crafted by Ben Larcombe, owner of the popular website “Expert Table Tennis” is a gem for all aspirants of table tennis.

He and Palio TT, a Chinese manufacturer have designed the racket in such a way that gives an outstanding level of control. It helps build the technique for serious beginners.

It is a lightweight bat, which is helpful in the early stages of beginners. When you hold the racket, it feels like an extension of your arm. It gives you impressive control to build your consistency. Beginners can use their arm and body movements to gear up speed which eventually improves their techniques.

  • Exceptional control makes it a perfect racket for beginners
  • The racket can generate a good amount of spin
  • This bat is great for playing push shots
  • Savings of Rs.1300 compared to separately buying the blade and rubbers
  • Not for attackers
The Palio Master 3.0, an all-round racket
  • Blade: Wooden
  • Rubbers: Palio CJ8000
  • Handle: FL (flared)
  • Speed = 8/10
  • Spin = 9/10
  • Control = 8/10
  • This bat is ITTF-approved.
  • Nice bat cover

If you prefer speed with a minor sacrifice of control, then this is a great option for you.

This is an upgraded version of Palio Master 2.0. Like Expert 3.0, the Palio Master 3.0 is an exclusive collaboration between Palio and Expert Table Tennis. The redesigned Master 3 blade gives players even better power and feeling. The Palio CJ 8000 is a typical Chinese tacky rubber that is great for spin.

The new & improved Palio Master 3.0 is an ‘all-rounder for speed, spin, and control. They design it to execute a higher level of spin and power without compromising control.

  • Ideal for those beginners who have covered basic techniques and are looking to add power
  • Good power with adequate control
  • Great spin makes it an all-rounder
  • Replacement of rubbers is possible
  • Less priced compared to other same-quality rackets
  • The fast nature of the bat is not suitable for those who have just started playing table tennis.
Palio Legend 3.0 bat
  • Palio Hadou rubbers produce excellent speed and spin
  • The Palio Legend 3 blade helps generate maximum power
  • Speed: 10/10
  • Spin: 9/10
  • Control: 6/10
  • Handle: Flared
  • Approval: ITTF
  • Nice carrying cover

This upgraded version of Palio Legend 2.0, comes with a new redesigned handle and a wider edge tape to secure rubbers.

I played with this racket for over 6 months and experienced exceptional speed. My opponents were astonished by finding the ball at rocket speed from my racket.

When I got this racket, I felt the stickiness of the rubber. Because of the tacky and hard sponge of the Palio Hadou rubbers, I could generate massive topspin and backspin in my stroke. Also, my serves are spinny enough to deceive opponents on many occasions.

For a few weeks, it was hard to control my shots when balls were spinning over the table many times. It takes 1-2 days to get accustomed to this bat.

  • Ideal for the player who loves speed over control
  • Tremendous speed and lethal spin is the key weapon of this racket
  • A nice carrying case protects the rubber from dust and moisture
  • You can replace the rubber after it is worn out
  • Value for money
  • Your perfection of stroke-making should be good enough to control your shots
Killerspin Jet 200 ping pong paddle
  • 5-ply wooden blade 
  • 1.8 mm Jet basic rubbers
  • Flared handle
  • Colors: Lime, Blue, and Mocha
  • Speed: 6/10
  • Spin: 7/10
  • Control: 8.5/10
  • Weight: 175 grams

Killerspin, an American-based company has designed this beautiful racket to bring colors to your recreational play. Killerspin’s 5-layer all-wood blade with Jet basic rubbers assists you in improving your game at the entry-level.

It has a 5-ply wooden blade pasted with 1.8 mm thick rubbers that offer great control to build up consistency in your game. Recreational players have the benefit of enjoying longer rallies to bring excitement to the game of ping pong.

The Killerspin JET 200 is available in three color variants and comes in a gift-worthy storage box case.

  • The Jet 200 racket helps in sharpening basic table tennis skills
  • It provides a good balance between speed and control
  • Great finish by Killerspin
  • Sturdy, light, and comfortable grip
  • The eye-catching three vibrant colors make it unique
  • The paddle comes with a storage gift box
  • Not suitable for the aggressive playing style
  • The bat is not approved by the International Table Tennis Federation for playing tournaments.
  1. STIGA Pro Carbon
  2. Killerspin Jet 800
  3. JOOLA Infinity Overdrive
  4. STIGA Evolution
  5. Eastfield Offensive Professional
  6. Killerspin Jet 600
  7. STIGA Nitro
Name
Best for Loopers
STIGA Pro Carbon
Best For Hitters
Killerspin Jet 800
Value For Money
JOOLA Infinity Overdrive
Best for Intermediates
STIGA Evolution
Image
Stiga Pro Carbon Wooden Table Tennis Racket- Multicolour
General Wood Killerspin Jet800 Table Tennis Paddle (Multicolour).
JOOLA Infinity Overdrive - Professional Performance Ping Pong Paddle with Carbon Kevlar Technology -...
Stiga Balsa Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Multicolour). Balsa
Blade
Blade: 5W + 2C
Blade: 5W + 2C
Blade: Wood
Blade: 6-ply Wood
Rubber
Rubber: 2 mm
Rubber: 2.1 mm
Rubber: Inverted
Rubber: 2.0 mm
Speed
Speed: 99
Speed: 9.5/10
Speed: 100
Speed: 96
Spin
Spin: 100
Spin: 9/10
Spin: 99
Spin: 94
Control
Control: 80
Control: 8/10
Control: 92
Control: 90
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Approval: ITTF
Approval: ITTF (Black/ Red)
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 10,978
-
₹ 9,722
₹ 9,004
Best for Loopers
Name
STIGA Pro Carbon
Image
Stiga Pro Carbon Wooden Table Tennis Racket- Multicolour
Blade
Blade: 5W + 2C
Rubber
Rubber: 2 mm
Speed
Speed: 99
Spin
Spin: 100
Control
Control: 80
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 10,978
Best For Hitters
Name
Killerspin Jet 800
Image
General Wood Killerspin Jet800 Table Tennis Paddle (Multicolour).
Blade
Blade: 5W + 2C
Rubber
Rubber: 2.1 mm
Speed
Speed: 9.5/10
Spin
Spin: 9/10
Control
Control: 8/10
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
-
Value For Money
Name
JOOLA Infinity Overdrive
Image
JOOLA Infinity Overdrive - Professional Performance Ping Pong Paddle with Carbon Kevlar Technology -...
Blade
Blade: Wood
Rubber
Rubber: Inverted
Speed
Speed: 100
Spin
Spin: 99
Control
Control: 92
Approval
Approval: ITTF (Black/ Red)
Price
₹ 9,722
Best for Intermediates
Name
STIGA Evolution
Image
Stiga Balsa Evolution Table Tennis Racket (Multicolour). Balsa
Blade
Blade: 6-ply Wood
Rubber
Rubber: 2.0 mm
Speed
Speed: 96
Spin
Spin: 94
Control
Control: 90
Approval
Approval: ITTF
Price
₹ 9,004
Stiga Pro Carbon, the most popular offensive paddle
  • Blade: 5W + 2C
  • Rubber: 2.0 mm
  • Speed: 99
  • Spin: 100
  • Control: 80
  • Handle: Concave Pro (Similar to FL)
  • Weight: 165 grams
  • ITTF approved

This is the best collection of Stiga, a famous brand in table tennis. It is highly popular among table tennis lovers and one of the best-selling racket.

Stiga Pro Carbon construction
Racket Construction

The unique design of the STIGA Pro Carbon makes it separate from others. It’s a 7-ply blade with 2 layers of high-performance carbon for increased speed.

Stiga induces Nano Composite Technology in the 2 mm S5 rubber for stronger and tighter bonds. It results in higher speed with spin. ACS technology incorporates a good deal of microscopic air capsules in ultralight rubber. That brings higher speed and outstanding control. 

The unique shock dispersion tube in the handle absorbs vibration and transfers energy out of the handle.

The Pro Carbon is an excellent offensive paddle that offers impressive speed. The carbon layer in the 7-ply blade gives extra power and speed. The Premium rubber delivers excellent spin. If you are fond of topspin play, you definitely will love this racket. It is the best table tennis paddle for those offensive players who heavily depend on topspin strokes.

  • Massive speed
  • Superb spin
  • Easy to hold
  • Lightweight
  • Excellent for looping
  • ITTF approved
  • Not for beginners
Killerspin Jet 800, the most offensive paddle of the Jet series
  • Blade: Composite (5W + 2C)
  • Rubber: Nitrx-4Z rubbers (2.1 mm)
  • Speed: 9.5/10
  • Spin: 9/10
  • Control: 8/10
  • Warranty: 30 days
  • Approval: ITTF

This Jet 800 is a premium quality racket designed by Killerspin, a Chicago-based company.

If you are an aggressive player, this extremely powerful racket will surely delight you. The blade is a combination of 5-ply premium wood + 2 layers of carbon. It gives extreme aggression to your shots.

Tacky Nitrx-4Z rubbers with a 2.1 mm high-tension sponge can produce enormous spin.

Killerspin induces a new wooden Side Tape Technology in this racket. The wooden side tape protects the internal blade. You can use the bat for years by changing rubbers according to your needs.

  • Extreme fast racket
  • Massive spin
  • Well crafted
  • Wooden side tape protector
  • Durable
  • Good grip
  • Expensive
  • Slightly heavy
Joola Infinity Overdrive ping pong paddle
  • Blade: 5-ply Wood + 2 layers of Carbon Kevlar
  • Rubber: JOOLA Micron 48
  • Speed: 100
  • Spin: 99
  • Control: 92
  • Color: Black/Black & Black/Red

The standout feature of the JOOLA Infinity Overdrive lies in its blade construction. Comprising 5-ply wood and 2 layers of Carbon-Kevlar, this blade boosts power, widens the sweet spot, and reduces vibrations for better shot stability.

JOOLA Micron 48 is a tacky rubber that grips the ball more during contact for increased spin on soft strokes, such as serves and pushes. It is an ITTF-approved rubber that has maximum sponge thickness to boost speed and spins significantly.

The Infinity Overdrive paddle enhances performance with powerful attacks and spins, suitable for playing near or away from the table. It offers a trampoline effect for topspin shots but requires good control skills due to its aggressive nature, making it more suitable for experienced players.

The color option (black/black) gives a trendy look but to play tournaments, you must choose the second (black/red) option.

  • Massive speed
  • Excellent for topspin play
  • Well-finished and durable
  • Nice grip
  • Value for money
  • A little bit heavier
Stiga Evolution, an all-round table tennis racket
  • Blade: 6-Ply wooden
  • Rubber: 2.0 mm
  • Speed: 96
  • Spin: 94
  • Control: 90
  • Approval: ITTF

STIGA Evolution has a 6-ply wooden blade consisting of Ayous, Awan, and Kiri woods that offers excellent control. The wooden blade incorporates crystal technology to harden its outer surface, offering dual benefits. It improves the sweet spot for better consistency in your game and boosts speed due to increased stiffness during ball contact.

STIGA’s 2.0 mm rubber with Nano Composite Technology creates stronger bonds in the top sheets for increased speed and spin. The ACS technology adds microscopic air capsules for a balanced approach to speed and control.

The unique feature of the shock dispersion tube separates this racket from the others. This tube absorbs the vibrations and transfers the energy out of the handle. This gives a nice sound at the time of hitting the ball which gives you a good feeling.

With a very balanced combination of speed, spin, and control, STIGA Evolution is considered one of the best table tennis rackets for all-round intermediate players.

  • Excellent control
  • Good speed
  • Good spin
  • Excellent for intermediates
  • Great for all-rounders
  • Not for offensive experienced players
Eastfield Offensive Professional racket
  • Blade: 7-ply wooden
  • Rubber: 2.1 mm.
  • Speed: 9/10
  • Spin: 9/10
  • Control: 10/10
  • Approval: ITTF
  • It comes in a nice matte black box with silver foiling.

The Eastfield Offensive Professional features a 7-ply all-wood blade and 2.1 mm rubbers. The use of ash hardwood on the outer ply increases the stiffness of the racket which results in more power. Eastfield A-Pro 2.1 mm rubber is fast and spinny.

I have used this racket for a couple of months. The racket feels heavy on my hand. It is a good offensive bat that can hit the ball with a blistering pace, but control is not that easy. The other aspect that gets my attention is its good blocking capability.

One drawback that is certainly to be cared for is the sharp edges of the blade that make it difficult to grip the bat. Use a sandpaper to get rid of it.

  • Massive speed
  • Good spin
  • Great control
  • Ideal for offensive intermediates
  • This bat is ITTF-approved.
  • High-quality black edge tape protector
  • Sanding of sharp edges is required
Killerspin Jet 600
  • Blade: 5-ply premium wood
  • Rubber: 2.1 mm high tension Nitrx-4Z
  • Speed: 8.0
  • Spin: 9.0
  • Control: 8.5
  • Approval: ITTF

It is the thinnest, lightest, and most balanced racket in the Killerspin Jet series. The 5 layers of different dense premium woods exhibit good control in placing the ball accurately. The elasticity of the 2.1 mm thick high-tension premium rubber can generate massive spin.

If you want a lightweight bat that works great for topspin play with good consistency, the Killerspin Jet 600 is an ideal option.

  • Lightweight
  • Excellent spin
  • Great for topspin play
  • Good speed without sacrificing control
  • ITTF approved
  • High price
Stiga Nitro table tennis bat
  • Blade: 6-ply Wood
  • Rubber: 2.0 mm (Inverted)
  • Handle: Anatomic
  • Speed: 90
  • Spin: 92
  • Control: 89
  • Approval: ITTF

STIGA Nitro is a Shakehand-style racket with a combination of a 6-ply wooden blade and 2.0 mm STIGA’s Future rubbers.

The blade incorporates STIGA’s Crystal and Tube technologies, enhancing both speed and control performance.

The use of ACS technology in the 2 mm thick rubber makes a perfect balance between speed, spin, and control.

STIGA Nitro offers great control, good speed, and spin. It’s not for aggressive players seeking to overpower opponents. Designed for less experienced players who prioritize control over speed and spin. Ideal for transitioning to a customized racket.

  • Superb control
  • Good for close-to-table play
  • Good for all-rounders
  • Great for intermediates
  • Not suitable for aggressive attackers

If you are looking for an Indian brand for good budget-friendly rackets, then the most popular name among the front-runners is GKI.

GKI, a company based in Meerut, offers a wide range of tt bats that are highly popular in India for their affordability and performance. Among the most sought-after good rackets endorsed by the ITTF are the GKI Euro XX and GKI Euro V. For recreational players seeking affordable options, the top picks are the TTFI-approved GKI Offensive XX and Kung Fu DX.

STIGA, Eastfield, and Killerspin stand out as the premium quality non-Indian ping pong racket brands in India. These paddles are crafted with innovative technologies and high-quality materials to deliver superior performance.

Premade paddles are designed to aim at a certain playing level and style. They are built to satisfy the needs of less experienced players, who don’t have that amount of exposure to be very specific to their requirements. But, professionals have specific needs according to their playing strengths and weaknesses. They may want very offensive on their forehand side but a defensive approach on the backhand. These specific needs can’t met by premade bats.

As an example, a combination of Timo Boll ALC (Blade) + Tenergy 05 (Rubber) is ideal for loopers (Offensive topspin players), whereas Timo Boll ZLC (Blade) + Tenergy 64 (Rubber) is good for those attackers who want more speed with a little sacrifice of spin.

After getting a certain level of playing experience, it is good practice to taste customized paddles. You will get the opportunity to explore your talent to the next level.

1. Why are table tennis rackets black and red?

The two-color system is used in table tennis to distinguish between the forehand side and the backhand side. It allows a player to judge the types of rubbers used by his opponent. Though only red and black colors are allowed for better visibility, after the Tokyo Olympics 2021, bright colors like blue, green, pink, and purple are also included to use along with red on one side but on the other side, it must be black only. 

2. What is the difference between the red and the black sides of a tt bat?

Black rubbers are slightly softer and tackier than red rubbers. So the black rubbers spin marginally more than the red rubbers, whereas the red rubbers are slightly faster than the black rubbers.

3. How long does a table tennis bat last?

After about a year of decent usage (2 to 3 times per week), the rubbers slowly lose their spin and should be replaced. If the blade is reusable, it is better to paste a usable good-quality rubber. Alternatively, you may purchase a new racket.

4. How do you clean your tt racket?

During play, the rubbers attract dust from the ball and lose their feeling of stickiness. You can simply clean the rubbers by wiping them down with a bit of water on a clean cloth.

It’s good practice to put your racket in a good-quality cover after play.

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