In tennis, rackets were also called “bats” by some into the ‘50s, when the term fell by the wayside. As far as a dictionary is concerned, I think the terms are somewhat interchangeable. I think “racket” implies a string bed instead of a solid face, but that may just be my mental picture. For table tennis, most seem to call that implement a “paddle,” which implies to me a solid, though perhaps perforated face.
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It’s a very important question. As a beginner, you don’t need to have the best table tennis racket in the world. But you do need a bat (sometimes called a racket or a paddle) that allows you to generate good levels of spin and develop feeling/control over the ball.
its basically a super heavy tennis racket for hitting a super heavy tennis ball (softballs or baseballs). The instructions tell you to hit the balls out of your hand, this basically means to hit the ball with as little drop as possible. that is actually pretty hard.
I call the rubbers, rubbers. And when you put the rubbers on the wood, I personally call that a racket. Racket sounds more like something that you would use in a sport. Whereas, a paddle, to me, for TT, sounds more like a toy.
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