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Are you playing with ready-made table tennis bats but keen to start gluing them yourself? It's actually much easier than you think. By gluing them yourself, the options available to you become much wider: you can choose just the right combination of blade and rubber to suit your particular playing style. See our video or read on, and you'll be gluing your rubber like a pro in no time!

Not ready to glue table tennis rubber yourself? Here you'll find all of our ready-made table tennis bats, which are prepared for immediate use!

This is what you need to glue table tennis rubber:

This is how to glue your rubber:

  1. Apply glue to the rubber and use the glue applicator to achieve a smooth surface. Allow the glue to dry until it becomes completely transparent. We recommend STIGA’s water-based glue.

  2. Do the same on the blade.

  3. Then place the blade on a table with the glued side facing upwards.

  4. Take the glued rubber and, starting from the shaft of the blade, roll the rubber outwards. Use the rolling pin or ball tube to ensure that the rubber has a completely smooth surface, without any bubbles. The rolling pin also helps to ensure that the rubber adheres properly to the blade.

  5. Cut off any excess rubber.

  6. Repeat steps 1-5 on the other side of the blade.

  7. Finish by gluing the edge band onto the bat.

Once you have glued the rubber yourself, it is important to take care of it. In order to maintain the highest quality and performance, protect the rubber from dust, moisture and sunlight by using protective film or a bat wallet after training and matches.

Now you’re ready to play. Good luck with your new, self-glued bat!

Read more about STIGA blades and their playing characteristics.

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ELASTICITY: The control of the ball is affected when the ball gets in contact with the bat. The elastic properties of a blade make you feel this contact. It depends on the players what type of elasticity he or she likes best. Take these categories into consideration and you will surely find the right blade for you.

ELASTIC: Offering low speed with maximum control. Mostly used by the cautious defender.

FEELING ELASTIC: The enhanced touch and feel characteristics are a distinct advantage for players who like to be in command of control and accuracy for the allround spin game.

POWER ELASTIC: Power elastic blades benefit the spin player a wide variety of attacking styles.

NEARLY STIFF: For consistent powerful forehand and backhand top spinning loop play. Nearly stiff blades are ideal for players who want to set the momentum and dictate the play.

STIFF: The ultimate selection for the direct power-hitting player who primarily concentrates on pure speed than control.



SOFT: Soft sponges provide a better ball control. The spin remains the same while the speed is slightly reduced. Common among players that what to have a great sound during their game.

MEDIUM: Medium sponge is superb for active and powerful players. A well balanced relation between control, speed and spin.

HARD: These sponges provide more speed but less control of the ball when striking the ball.

SURFACE: The topsheet of the rubber.

STICKY: This rubber sheet offers much control and is very sticky, which provides plenty of spin when striking the ball.

CONTROL ELASTIC: They develop spin elasticity even at the low speed, and give you more control and more fun. Suitable for control-minded players that want to have the extra touch in their game.

STICKY ELASTIC: Slightly sticky rubbers with very good spin dynamics and ball control while playing at a high speed, both away and near the table.

OFF ELASTIC: Intelligent mixed between speed and spin dynamic. Off elastic rubbers is for speed players that use a lot of top spin in their game.

SPIN ELASTIC: Spin elastic rubbers are for the modern top table tennis. They are as fast as the off elastic rubbers, but have an additional spin component. Very sophisticated technology.

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