Video instructions configurator
It’s so easy to design your individual table tennis bat
✓ Choose the right type of wood
Would you prefer a slow and easy to control blade for the classic defender or an extremely hard and fast carbon blade?
12 completely different blade types are available for you
✓ Select the blade size
4 different blade sizes are available – S, M, L and the classic defensive shape DEF.
✓ Choose the handle shape
Straight or concave? Of course we also build penholders
✓ RIGHT-HANDED OR LEFT-HANDED?
So that left-handers can also adapt their grip perfectly to their hand, we also make all asymmetrical shapes mirrored for left-handers.
✓ The handle length
As there are large and small hands, you will find all our handles in 2 lengths.
✓ SELECT GRIP SHAPES FOR FOREHAND AND BACKHAND
Every hand is different – that’s why you can choose the grip shape for forehand and backhand separately – the way that suits you best.
✓ Select handle color
A question of appearance and weight – choose your favorite from 14 materials. Professionals use the choice of grip material to precisely control the balance of their table tennis racket.
✓ Order your own racket & be happy
After completing the payment, we get started and build your individual table tennis bat. After approx. 10-14 working days you will receive mail from us and can look forward to receiving your customized table tennis bat.
Have fun with it!
We look forward to hearing how you like it and appreciate any feedback!
Here are all the steps explained in detail
Choosing the right type of wood
Choosing the right type of wood is the first and most important step when designing your individual table tennis bat.
We currently have 12 different types of wood in our range – from easy-to-control defensive racket to extremely fast and hard offensive blade with synthetic fibers. Each of these types of wood can be customized and can be combined with different types of handles.
Here you can find out more about the different types of wood and their playing properties.
The blade size
You have the choice between 4 different blade sizes – from the small blade in size S through to the extra-large DEF defensive blade. You can use the blade size to control the speed of your table tennis racket and also influence the balance of the blade.
Some players proceed purely according to feeling and personal preference, others use this option to adjust the playing characteristics of their blade to suit their individual preferences.
The handle shape
The first step towards an individual club grip is to choose the basic grip shape.
You can choose between straight, concave and C-PEN for Chinese penholders.
The handle is fine-tuned in the next steps.
Right- or left-handed
All handles that are asymmetrically shaped are also available in a mirrored version for left-handers.
This means that a handle which, like the shape G3 for example, normally ends flat at the bottom to the left is mirrored and ends flat to the right if you have selected the ‘left-handed’ function. The shape is marked with the suffix ‘L’ in the configurator.
It is not absolutely necessary for left-handers to order left-handed handles – this is a matter of taste. If you are not sure, order one of our test cases in advance – these are also available for left-handers.
The handle length
You have the choice between two different handle lengths. The normal handle length is 100mm – but those with large hands often prefer a slightly longer handle. If you choose the long version, the handle of your table tennis bat will be 103mm long.
Players with large hands often have the problem that the handles of their table tennis bats are too short. The edge presses uncomfortably into the heel of the hand or the racket simply doesn’t sit well in the hand.
If you are familiar with this problem, we recommend that you select the long handle when configuring your club.
The choice of grip length is also a good way to influence the balance of the racket. If you prefer a grip-heavy blade, you can move the blade’s center of gravity towards the grip by choosing a long handle in combination with a heavier material.
Step 6 + 7
The grip shapes for forehand and backhand
Now it’s time to configure your racket handle. The special feature is that you can customize the shape for forehand and backhand. You don’t have to play a prefabricated grip, as is the case with standard rackets.
We currently offer 7 straight and 4 concave basic shapes – these are displayed depending on what you selected in step 3.
We also offer each of these basic shapes in two thicknesses, ‘thin’ and ‘thick’, so that you have even more options when customizing your handle.
If you are between ‘thin’ and ‘thick’, you will see that the shape of the handle itself does not change – the difference here lies in the thickness of the handle shell. Players with large hands often prefer a slightly thicker handles and have the possibility to adjust the thickness of the handle.
A popular combination, even for players with normal-sized hands, is the choice of a thin handle on the forehand and a thick one on the backhand – this type of grip fills the palm particularly well so that the racket lies perfectly and securely in the hand.
Control the balance of the racket
Another important point here is balance control. If you want to shift the center of gravity towards the handle, then it makes sense to at least choose a thick handle design. If you prefer a more top-heavy racket, then you should choose a thin handle if this fits your hand well. You can also control the balance of your blade by choosing the grip material (see steps 8 + 9)
Here we show you in more detail how you can influence the balance of your table tennis racket:
Here we have summarized the individual handle shapes in detail and provide tips for good combination options. Here too, we recommend ordering one of our test cases in advance if you are not sure which handle suits you best.
And if you don’t have the confidence to configure it yourself, our preconfigured ROOTS blades or the BASIC series are a good choice.
Step 8 + 9
The handle color
Here you have the option of selecting the material for your individual handle. You can choose from 8 natural wood handles and 6 colored Fineline handles.
On the one hand, this is a question of appearance, but on the other, of course, it is also a question of weight and balance. By choosing the right grip material, you can control the weight distribution of your club. The approximate weight of your racket is displayed live in the configurator.
The colored Fineline handles tend to be slightly lighter than the natural wood materials – we will show you a detailed overview of the different materials and the differences in weight here.
Your customized table tennis bat is almost ready!
Once you are happy with your choice, all you have to do is add the blade to your shopping cart. Here you also have the option of adding rubbers to your order. You will then receive an order confirmation and payment details.
As soon as the amount has been credited, we will build your desired blade for you. We need approx. 10-14 working days for this. As soon as the last sealant has dried, we will send out your new racket.
Very important: Please note that all table tennis bats ordered in the configurator are custom-made products that are made individually for you. It is therefore not possible to return blade if it is not to your liking.
If you are unsure and need help with the configuration, please call us before you order – we will help you designing your perfect table tennis racket. Alternatively, you can opt for our pre-configured ROOTS blades or the BASIC series – these blades can be exchanged without any problems as long as they have not yet been played.
Made in Germany
Each racket is unique
Our bats do not come off the shelf, but each table tennis blade is custom-made. Each blade is individually laser engraved so that we can trace when and how your racket was made even years later. You will also receive a certificate containing all the configuration details. As a little extra, we include a small mini racket with each blade, which is milled from exactly the same piece of wood as its large counterpart.
Don’t want to configure it yourself?
Then simply take a look at our preconfigured blades, without any risk.
The ROOTS series consists of 12 preconfigured rackets with very special handles.
The BASIC series on the other hand, consists of 12 blades with a classic straight or concave handle.
All pre-configured blades can be ordered risk-free and exchanged within 14 days as long as the racket has not yet been played.