Know which rubbers you're allowed to use before you buy.
Preston Table Tennis Association is affiliated to Table Tennis England and we adopt the same rules and regulations as Table Tennis England.
Table Tennis England, with very few exceptions, adopt the same rules and regulations as the ITTF.
The ITTF require players to use racket coverings which are authorised by the ITTF.
To find out how to tell if you, or your opponent are complying with this requirement and potentially save yourself some money, read this article Know your responsibilities when choosing a table tennis rubber