A bat - or paddle.
The rules of table tennis refer to a racket. Therefore, racket is the official name, although some people call it a bat or a paddle.
The correct name for a table tennis paddle is a table tennis racket. Yes, it is OK for the racket to touch the table.
You should choose a table tennis racket which complements your style of play.
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Table tennis cases are used to hold and protect your table tennis racket. Bumpernets.com is one of many web sites you can go to check out selections of table tennis racket cases.
The Official Laws of Table Tennis refer to it as a table tennis racket. However in different parts of the world some people call it a bat and some call it a paddle. The correct, official name, is a racket.
You can pull up table tennis rackets at www.bumpernets.com. Click on the link at the top for table tennis.
Yes. Rule 2.05.07 states that... "A player strikes the ball if he touches it in play with his racket, held in the hand, or with his racket hand below the wrist." This means that all of the following are legal and will constitute a good return. You can hit the ball with ... * the rubber on your table tennis racket, or * the edge of your table tennis racket, or * the handle of your table tennis racket, or * any part of your racket hand below the wrist, including the fingers of your racket hand
To protect your table tennis racket, make buy a good racket case (sometimes called a table tennis racket cover) to store it in. This will keep it safe from damage such as liquid spills, dirt and sunlight. A second method of caring for your racket is to use a sponge and plain water to keep your rubbers clean.
The equipment that was (and still is) used in table tennis are a table tennis paddle/racket/bat, a table tennis table, a table tennis ball, clips to hold the net above the middle of the table, and a net.