The Swiss superstar is adored by fans for his fluid game and amazing range of shots. However, no one knows that Roger Federer’s racket strings cost €35,000 ($40,000).
Secondly, what is the most expensive table tennis racket?
One may also ask, are tennis rackets expensive?
And if there’s one thing that makes a fundamental difference to your player experience, it’s the grip of a high-grade tennis racket in your palms. A high-quality racket comes at a price. Sure enough, you can get your hands on a reasonably sturdy racket for as little as twenty bucks if that’s what you’re looking for.
Does Roger Federer use a dampener?
Despite the fact that the majority of the top tennis players in the world do use dampeners, surprisingly, the most successful male and female players currently playing on tour, Roger Federer and Serena Williams, neither of them use vibration dampeners in their tennis racquets.
To sum up, the reason for rackets to have one side being red and the other black aims to establish fair play in the game of table tennis. With the different coloured rubbers the opponent can distinguish between the two sides to understand the spin imparted once the ball hit the racket.
R&D costs money. Sponsorship’s for athletes and events costs money (butterfly does this more than any other and naturally has the highest rubber prices). Overhead and salaries cost money. And players/hobbyists are more that willing to pay the high price.
There is no such thing as a 4 or 5 star ping pong ball. The maximum quality rating is 3 stars.