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Professional players usually glue their own special rubbers on each side of the racket and different rubbers have different effects on the ball. Its regulation to have a black rubber on one side of the racket and red on the other side so that the opponent can tell what kind of rubber the player hit the ball with. (Players usually inspect their opponents rackets before the match begins to determine what kind of rubber is used on each side of their racket)

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This is an ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) rule adopted several years ago so an opponent can see which rubber side is being used to strike the ball. Because of the different types of rubber that can do different things to the ball is the main reason for the rule. Reb and black were chosen to make it more uniform was another main reason for the color choice.

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