There are 80 + companies dealing in International table tennis equipments around 1800 + different kinds of ping pong paddles and around 900+rubbers. Given all, this is the most frequently asked question.
The regular players who play competitive table tennis need to change rubbers frequently. While most of the players buy it online from Amazon.in or one of the many online stores in their countries, majority of the Indian players do not prefer buying equipments online. They buy it from local dealers who give them a better price and also assemble the bats for them.
Yes, you can order online from Europe or other parts of Asia. But be wary that you might have to pay additional customs fees in case the customs official inspect your package. There have been instances of this happening. The best option is to ask someone coming from other places to bring it with them.
While a lot of different rubbers and blades are used by players and it is difficult to get the complete details, we conducted a survey some time back and here are the results:
Popular companies ( Butterfly, Stiga, Donic, Tibhar, Xiom, Joola, Yasaka)
Popular rubbers ranged from Tenergy 80, Tibhar MX-S, Tenergy 64, Bluefire M2, Xiom omega 5 euro, Andro Rasant)
While you get table tennis bats online starting from Rs.200, We suggest that you buy standard equipment with which you can impart speed/spin and enjoy the table tennis game. It is best to buy from a local dealer and get rubbers and blade assembled from them, Here are some of the recommendations:
Mark V rubber
There are some choices available, and the price of table tennis tables in Bangalore starts from 10000. It is better to go for Stag, Joola or donic tables. A good table that is used in tournaments costs Rs. 30000+.
Stag Championship Table Tennis Table
Stag Sleek Model Table Tennis Table