Edge Tape for Table Tennis Bats – who needs it and which are best?

Some players use edge tape on their table tennis bats, some don’t. Do you really need edge tape? Is it purely cosmetic, or are there functional reasons for edge tape? Are there different types of edge tape? This article covers all these questions, so that you can decide what to use for your bat. Read more

Victas Australia sponsored table tennis players announced

Victas table tennis

The Victas table tennis brand was created by Japanese table tennis legend Koji Matsushita. Victas is passionate about table tennis, and is willing to give something back to the sport in Australia via sponsorship of 3 Australian players.The Victas Sponsorship offer was announced late July, and the successful applicants have been selected. Read more

Where is table tennis most popular in Australia?

Registered table tennis players in Australia

Have you ever wondered which region in Australia has the highest number of  table tennis players? After a little research, I found some stats in the 2017 annual report from Table Tennis Australia, and decided to put them in a little interactive map, as shown below. Read more

Butterfly table tennis equipment – OOAK Shop’s extended range!

Butterfly table tennis equipment

OOAK Shop has greatly extended the range of Butterfly products, and now has the amongst the greatest variety in Australia. We carry a big range of Butterfly rubbers and blades, and an ever increasing range of accessories. Tenergy , blades and accessories, you’ll find our prices the lowest in Australia, and usually well below retail. Read more

Best Table Tennis Balls 2018

Table Tennis balls

This article summarises the different types of table tennis balls / ping pong balls available on the market in 2018. It compares the different characteristics of each type of ball, including spin, speed, bounce, kick, curve, durability and price, and makes recommendation of the balls that offer good performance at the most affordable price. Read more

Difference between red & black table tennis rubbers

red vs black table tennis rubbers

This article described the difference in properties between red and black table tennis rubbers. Although for some rubbers the difference is insignificant, for others there is a distinct difference that players can take advantage of. If you’re aware of the difference, you can decide which is the best option for your new custom table tennis bat. Read more