Review: JOOLA Flash, JOOLA Prime and JOOLA Magic table tennis balls

Review: JOOLA Flash, JOOLA Prime and JOOLA Magic table tennis balls

Over the past few weeks I have been trying out three different JOOLA table tennis balls – JOOLA Flash, JOOLA Prime and JOOLA Magic. In this blog post I compare all three balls, examining hardness, bounce, speed, spin, durability and cost. I’ll let you know which ball is my favourite and where you can buy. Keep reading

Review: Bribar Pro Offensive Light table tennis bat

Review: Bribar Pro Offensive Light table tennis bat

I have recently been trying out the Bribar Pro Offensive Light table tennis bat. This is a fast (and light!) bat aimed at players who are progressing from intermediate to advanced levels of play. I have been testing the bat in my coaching sessions – trying out loops, blocks, chops, smashes and serves. In this review, I share my experience of playing with the Bribar Pro Offensive Light table tennis bat, compare it with other bats and suggest who the bat is most suitable for. Keep reading

Guide to buying a table tennis table

Guide to buying a table tennis table

So you want to buy a table tennis table? It’s not an easy decision. There’s a lot of choice available. In this blog post, I share advice about how you can tell a good quality table from a poor one, which brands are best, how much you should spend and where you can buy. I also give specific recommendations on which table tennis tables to buy for your home, club and school. Keep reading

Review: JOOLA Fever blade

Review: JOOLA Fever blade

This league season I have been playing with the JOOLA Fever blade. This is an offensive carbon blade and one of JOOLA’s best sellers over the past few years. It has a 5+2 ply build with the 2 ply build formed by lightweight carbon meliorate. But is it any good? How does it perform when topspinning, hitting, pushing, blocking and serving? And what type to player should consider using this blade? Here’s my review… Keep reading

Best table tennis bats for beginners

Best table tennis bats for beginners

As a coach, I often give advice to beginner players about what table tennis bat to buy. There is a lot of choice available and if you have never played before it’s quite difficult working out a good bat from a rubbish bat. Rather than giving my wisdom only to players I coach, I thought it would be good to share my thoughts on the best beginner bats to a wider audience. So here’s what I tell my beginners… Keep reading

Guide to the best table tennis balls

Buying table tennis balls should be an easy task. But alas not! There are loads of different types of ball available – competition balls, training balls and cheap ‘just for fun’ balls. Some balls are made of celluloid. Other balls are made of non-flammable plastic. So which are the best balls to buy? In this blog post, I’ll give my views of a variety of different balls and give specific recommendations on the best competition and training balls you can buy. I also give recommendations on which balls to buy for casual play. Keep reading

Best table tennis bats for intermediate players

Best table tennis bats for intermediate players

When players I coach progress from beginner to intermediate standard, I encourage them to buy a better bat. But what the heck should they buy? There are just so many bats available – all with different levels of speed, spin and control. For a player who is buying their first ‘proper’ bat, it can be quite an overwhelming experience. But do not worry, help is at hand. In this blog post, I share the advice I give to the intermediate players I coach (including specific recommendations). I hope my advice helps you too… Keep reading

JOOLA Rhyzer 43 / 48 / Pro 50 Rubber Review

JOOLA Rhyzer 43 / 48 / Pro 50 Rubber Review

Over the past few months I have been trying out the JOOLA Rhyzer rubber range. There are three rubbers – Rhyzer 43, Rhyzer 48 and Rhyzer Pro 50. This is a new series of rubbers by JOOLA designed to cope better with the 40+ plastic table tennis balls. In this blog post, I give a review of the three Rhyzer rubbers – how they differ, who they are suited for and whether they are any good (spoiler alert – I LOVE THEM!). Keep reading

Review: Bribar Allround Profesional table tennis bat

Review: Bribar Allround Profesional table tennis bat

Over the past month, I have been testing the Bribar Allround Professional table tennis bat (cost £54.99). This bat is aimed towards intermediate players and has an impressive reputation. But what is it really like to play with? Is it easy to do topspins, drives, pushes and blocks? In this review, I share my experience of playing with the Bribar Allround Professional table tennis bat… Keep reading