The Best Table Tennis Bats 2021

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Depending on where you are in the world there are different ways of saying what the equipment for table tennis is called, sometimes defined as either a table tennis bat, ping pong paddle, or table tennis racket. Having the best table tennis bat is always depending on your playing style. This is why choosing the correct one for your game can be tough. 

There are literally hundreds of bats to choose from and especially if you are a beginner and new to the game of table tennis and please don't be fooled by the table tennis bats in your local sports store with nice packaging and false stats as these types of bats are really not good if you want to improve and enjoy the game to the next level. 

But here at Table Tennis Hub we have now made this a little easier for you to choose the best bat for your table tennis game and depending on your budget we have listed the top 10 table tennis bats of 2021. 

  1. Stiga 6 Star Pro Carbon Offensive Table Tennis Bat 
  2. Palio 2 Star Expert Table Tennis Bat 
  3. DHS 6 Star Table Tennis Bat 
  4. Yinhe 01b Beginner Table Tennis Bat
  5. Double Fish Carbon 9 Star Table Tennis Bat
  6. Stiga 5 Star Pro Tube Carbon Table Tennis Bat
  7. Palio 3 Star Table Tennis Bat 
  8. DHS Power G7 with Yinhe Rubbers
  9. DHS 3-Star Advanced Table Tennis Bat with PF4 Rubbers
  10. Stiga Pro Crystal Quality 4 Stars Carbon Table Tennis Bat

1. Stiga 6 Star Pro Carbon Offensive Table Tennis Bat 

Price: £69.99 / $97 - Currently 50% Off at Table Tennis Hub 

The Stiga 6 star pro carbon offensive table tennis bat is the top of Stiga's range of ready made bats and by far the best, it is very nice to play with giving a solid combination of speed and spin.  Stiga Pro Carbon 6 Star Table Tennis Bat - Best Best Ping Pong Bat

Stiga do a range of bats and they are all ok but this is the one we would recommend as the blade quality and rubbers are far superior to other pre-built table tennis paddles giving a closer comparison to professional equipment giving the player more feel of the ball and achieve spin attacks with more ease. 

Every table tennis bat has a sweet spot on its rubber surface, meaning that if you hit the ball within that area, it will have greater speed and spin. Because of the two carbon layers on the Stiga 6 star carbon bat, which are baked into the blade, and the various treatments done by Stiga, the sweet spot on the Pro Carbon is larger than on other table tennis bats.

  • ITTF Approved; Best Suited to a Player with an Offensive Style of Play.
  • Provides more Control with Higher Speeds;
  • Performance-Level Table Tennis bat
  • Features Carbon Technology for Power and Speed
  • Blade: Stiga Ply 5+2 Crystal coating Extra Light Blade
  • Rubber: Stiga S5 thickness 2.0mm
  • Speed: 10
  • Control: 8
  • Spin: 9.5
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Your other option if you like the Stiga brand and would like to save a bit of money is to choose a Stiga 4 star or Stiga 3 star bat all comes with free international shipping from Table Tennis Hub.

 

2. Palio 2 Star Expert Table Tennis Bat 

Price: £19.99 / $28

The Palio Expert 2 star table tennis bat  is a great choice if you don't have the budget for the Stiga 6 star pro carbon bat.

Here we have a choice for the advanced beginner. Unlike cheaper, lower-quality rackets, the Palio Expert 2 is a racket that will give plenty of ability to generate spin. Because of this and of its decent speed and control, it will help you improve at a much faster rate.

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Palio is a Chinese brand and they use advanced Palio CJ8000 rubbers on this bat which are highly tacky which allows the player to generate huge amounts of spin far superior to other table tennis bats in this price range without losing any control. They can also be removed from the blade easily if you wish to update or upgrade your table tennis rubber in the future. 

  • Palio 2-Star blade.
  • Palio CJ8000 rubbers ITTF approved.
  • The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
  • Improved spin, control and durability from the ITTF approved Palio rubbers.
  • Weight: 174g approx. (slightly heavier than the 1 star model)
  • Available in Chinese Pen hold or long handle FL
  • Speed: 8
  • Control: 8
  • Spin: 8

 

3. DHS 6 Star Table Tennis Bat with professional rubbers

Price: £69.99 / $97

Double Happiness is the leading Chinese table tennis manufacturer making it one of the most popular ping pong brands on the market. They are so good for many reasons and one of them is having the ability to provide amazing quality at very good prices compared to other brands such as Butterfly, JoolaAndro

DHS 6 star table tennis bat

The DHS 6 star table tennis bat is the top of the range in ready-made bats using a 5 ply all wood blade for maximum control and feel and DHS Hurricane 8 forehand rubber with DHS Tin Arc backhand rubber. Aimed at advanced to expert table tennis players as it uses the same rubbers as many professional players use.

  • Level: 6-star for advanced players
  • Blade: 5 Ply Pure Wood
  • Rubbers: Hurricane 8 & Tin Arc rubber  
  • Loop with quick-attack
  • Bigger size design moves sweet spot forward to play table tennis
  • Speed: 9
  • Control: 9
  • Spin: 9

 

4. Yinhe Galaxy 01b Beginner Table Tennis Bat

Price: £17.99 / $25

The Yinhe 01b beginner table tennis bat is probably the best bat available for players new to learning table tennis as the price is amazing value for money, Yinhe is another Chinese brand leading the way in budget professional table tennis equipment becoming more and more popular in the EU and Americas market. 

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Yinhe 01b table tennis bat for beginners pimples in rubber comes with Yinhe bat cover. This would make an excellent bat for someone who is learning how to spin the ball. Good control and medium speed make it a great bat for beginners/intermediate players.

  • Pure wood blade
  • Yinhe Milkyway rubbers 
  • suitable for loop player
  • FL Handle or pen-hold
  • Speed: 6
  • Control: 8
  • Spin: 7

 

5. Double Fish Carbon 9 star Table Tennis Bat 

    Price: £84.99 / $118

    This is made by a leading Chinese manufacturer Double Fish and is the most expensive bat on our list and the quality is outstanding with a 5 ply carbon blade making it extremely light and flexible for ultimate ball feel and control. Along with the forehand Hunting Shadows 8338 rubber and backhand Hunting 8338 internal energy rubber with high elasticity offering the best balance of speed and spin without losing any control. 

    DOUBLE FISH 9 STARS CYPRESS CARBON FIBRE TABLE TENNIS BAT WITH LEATHER CASE

    The Double Fish carbon 9 star bat also comes with a leather waterproof and airproof bat case enabling you to protect the bat when not in use. Overall this bat is ideal for someone who wants to take their game to the highest level. 

    • Blade: 5 ply Full Wood Plus Carbon Fibre - Cypress Candlenut big core & Aryl-fibre
    • Weight: 176g (short handle) 194g (long handle)
    • Rubber Forehand: Hunting Shadow8338
    • Rubber Backhand: Upgrade Hunting Shadow213
    • Speed: 9
    • Spin: 10
    • Control: 9

     

    6. Stiga 5 Star Pro Tube Carbon Table Tennis Bat

      Price: £59.99 / $83

      The Stiga 5 pro tube 5 star carbon bat is the little brother of the number 1 voted Stiga 6 star pro carbon table tennis bat, and it has made this list due to the popularity of the Stiga brand and ability to maintain a high level of quality at competitive prices. This would be higher on the list but the only reason that the price difference between this and the 6 star carbon bat is relatively small due to the special offer we have on the Stiga 6 star at Table Tennis Hub right now, it makes more sense to choose the 6 star over this Stiga 5 star bat. But taking no credit away from the Stiga 5 pro tube 5 star carbon bat it is still great and has similar features to the 6 star pro carbon bat. 

      tiga 5 Star Pro Tube Carbon Table Tennis Bat

      • ITTF Approved; Best Suited to a Player with an Offensive Style of Play;
      • Provides more Control with Higher Speeds;
      • ITTF Approved Rubber for Tournament Play
      • Features Carbon Technology for Power and Speed
      • Blade: Ply 5+2 Crystal coating Extra Light Blade
      • Rubber Thickness: 2.0mm
      • Speed: 8.5 
      • Spin: 8
      • Control: 8.5

       

      7. Palio 3 Star Expert Table Tennis Bat 

        Price: £24.99 / $35

        The Palio 3 star expert bat is a newer version of the hugely popular Palio 2 star expert bat from one of the leading Chinese table tennis manufacturers using a higher quality and slightly faster blade and the same amazing high control Palio CJ8000 rubbers

        Palio 3 Star Expert Table Tennis Bat

        • Palio 3-Star blade.
        • Palio CJ8000 rubbers ITTF approved.
        • The handle is shaped to provide comfortable control.
        • Improved spin, control and durability from the ITTF approved Palio rubbers.
        • Weight: 175g approx. 
        • Available in Chinese Pen hold or long handle FL 
        • Speed: 9
        • Control: 8
        • Spin: 8

          8.0 DHS Power G7 with Yinhe Mercury Rubbers

            Price: £34.99 / $49

            the DHS power G7 with Yinhe mercury rubbers was introduced as it is actually a combination of two brands. The blade is a high-quality DHS G7 blade and Yinhe mercury rubbers which we think make an excellent pre-made table tennis bat for intermediate players who want to take their game to the next level. 

            DHS Power PG7 with Yinhe Galaxy Mercury II Rubbers Table Tennis Bat

            The " Mercury II " rubber keeps all the advantages of " Mercury". It uses the latest " MOXA" Synthesis Techniques to improve the holding power of the rubber. And the supernormal spin can make your attacks more effective and powerful. These features can make you feel the unprecedented precision in a game and enable you to perform better.

            The DHS G7 power blade is an excellent attacking 7-ply wooden blade with incredible energy and power. The outer surface is lacquered by a special technique which increases the power of the strokes. Recommended by the best table tennis player of all time Ma Long.

            • Style of play: OFF+ Attack Plus Loop
            • Ply: 7 Full Wood
            • Yinhe Mercury max rubbers 
            • Blade Weight: about 92±5g
            • Blade Thickness: about 6.3mm±0.2mm
            • Speed: 10
            • Control: 7
            • Spin: 9 

             

            9. DHS 3-Star Table Tennis Bat Advanced with PF4 Rubbers

            Price: £29.99 / $42

            How can we have a list of the best table tennis bats for the money and not have a bat with the legendary Double Happiness PF4 rubbers on. This DHS 3 star advanced table tennis bat with PF4 rubbers is an absolutely amazing value for money table tennis bat coming in at under £30 / $42.DHS 3-Star Table Tennis Bat Advanced with PF4 Rubbers

            The PF4 rubbers are some of the best rubbers for beginners giving the player amazing control and medium speed with a enough amount of spin to fool your opponents. 

            • Grade: 3-star
            • Ply: 5-Ply wood
            • Rubber: PF4-1 
            • Blade: 5 Ply Pure Wood
            • Control Loop with attack
            • Speed: 7
            • Control: 9
            • Spin: 8

            10. Stiga Pro Crystal Quality 4 Stars Carbon Table Tennis Bat

              Price: £44.99 / $62

              The Stiga Pro Crystal 4 star table tennis bat would make an excellent bat for someone who is at an intermediate level from the famous Stiga brand you just can't go wrong. If you like the Stiga 6 star pro carbon bat but are tight on a budget then this is a good choice. 

              STIGA PRO CRYSTAL QUALITY 4 STARS CARBON TABLE TENNIS BAT
              • ITTF Approved; Best Suited to a Player with an Offensive Style of Play;
              • Provides more Control with Higher Speeds
              • Performance-Level Table Tennis bat
              • Features Carbon Technology for Power and Speed
              • Player Type: Intermediate
              • Blade: Ply 5+2 Crystal coating Extra Light Blade
              • Rubber Thickness: 2.0mm
              • Speed: 8
              • Spin: 6
              • Control: 7

              Conclusion:


              So after listing what we think are the best table tennis bats available online during 2021 it's important to remember to pick a bat for the style of player you are so if you are a defensive table tennis player don't go out and choose a carbon table tennis bat as this will not help you at all and probable make your game worse. 

              Avoid buying table tennis bats in your local sports store or ones in heavily branded packaging as these are really not good if you want to improve your game. Try to avoid choosing a budget bat from one of the big brands like Butterfly, Joola, Donic, etc as they tend to be overpriced and not great quality, the only exception would be Stiga as they have some great budget and pre-made table tennis bats. 

              In our opinion, the best pre-made table tennis bat is the Stiga 6 star pro carbon table tennis bat

              If you’re on a tighter budget, the best budget racket for beginners is the Palio Expert 2 star.

              If you need any help choosing table tennis bats please feel free to contact Table Tennis Hub's support team of expert equipment specialists who can help you choose the right bat for you. 

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              4 comments

              • Hello Wendy,

                Sure I would suggest a reasonable lightweight bat with high control and not so much speed as you are just starting out. Regarding the smaller hand, it is not something you should worry too much about as players of all ages can use a standard size handle. Smaller handle bats are available but these are generally aimed at young kids up to the age of 10.

                I would recommend the Palio 2/3 star which is in the links above for you personally and it would suit you fine.

                Regards
                Jon
                Table Tennis Hub Expert

                Jon on
              • I have just started learning to play table tennis but have a small hand is there a bat you would recommend I for me please.

                WendyOdell on
              • Hello Jamie, thanks for reading….

                The best for spin serves would be one with tacky rubbers like the Stiga 6 star pro carbon or the Double Fish 9-star bat as these are extremely tacky rubbers. Remember it is also very important to practice your serves as the technique is extremely important.

                Also, most of the budget bats like the Palio 2 star and DHS 3 star are great for creating spin and are a lot better than other branded beginner bats for the same price.

                Jon
                TThub

                Table Tennis hub on
              • That’s great info thanks for sharing! Which is the best for spin serves?

                Jamie on

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