I like using sand paper paddles, and all but one or two of ours have water damage, wrinkles, and are peeling off. Time for a make over! I've resurfaced one of the worst paddles we've got, and now you can, too!

While this is easier to do with a sand paper paddle, you could do it with rubber covered paddles that are no longer any good. And hey, if you don't play ping pong, use it for all your sanding needs!

This is really easy to do, and would make a great gift...think of dad's face when he sees that all of his old icky paddles have been resurfaced!

Step 1: Supplies


  • Very fine sand paper
  • Wood glue
  • Paper towels
  • Notebook paper


  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Sand paper
  • Exacto knife
  • Table, preferably wit ha 90 degree edge
How's sandpaper paddles compare with the conventional rubber paddles? Does it somehow make your ping pong ball become coarse due to the abrasion?
Sandpaper rackets grip the ball better than rubber (making for some potentially wicked spin), and don't absorb the impact as much as rubber. It adds a totally different dynamic to your game.
Sand paper paddles are lighter, and I think they absorb less of your hit than the rubber would. You just have to try them each out and see what you prefer. <br/><br/>I haven't noticed any difference to the ball. I think that because the ball only hits the paddle, instead of rubbing against it, <em>if</em> there were any abrasions they would be negligible.<br/>
Thanks. What about JUST the wood surface? That is, if we sandpaper polish the original wood surface, will that be just as good as the sandpaper surface? (I might be just asking stupid question as I am quite amateur in ping pong playing)
That would work, but that is not why this instructable is here
hm..i'm not sure. it'd be cool to try though.
<p>Hi, I was looking at these<a href="http://www.pingpongruler.com/ping-pong-equipment-reviews.html" rel="nofollow"> ping pong paddles</a>, and I noticed that most of these are different than the sand paper paddles you discuss in your article. What's the difference?</p>
AWESOME!! imma try dis wid all my paddles.
No spin at all!
fyi sand paper ping pang pattles are illeagle if ur in a tornament other then that nice decription of the steps
Nice job Weissensteinburg! I have a few that need some resurfacing, so this will do the trick! Nice job!
Hi I'm from Ecuador. Your instructable is very funny! LOL!!!!
extremely useful! Pingpong paddles are always peeling. +1!
Thanks =]<br/>
Good job on the Instructable... Kind of ironic though, seeing as how I just finished watching "Balls of Fury" a few minutes ago :P
very awesome instructable Weissensteinburg!
Thanks, let me know if you try it!

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