STIGA Supreme Review

The STIGA Supreme table tennis racket is a shakehand style beginner/intermediate level paddle designed for maximum dexterity and comfort. Approved by the ITTF, the paddle sports an inverted surface made of STIGA’s ‘future’ rubber.

An Overview of The STIGA Supreme Bat

It has a 2-millimeter sponge; extra-light 6-ply blade and Tube and Crystal Tech technologies. The 2 millimeter sponge provides increased cushion for a controlled defensive game while the extra-light 6-ply blade with its higher elasticity, is designed for increased speed and control. The more layers of ply on a paddle, the less woody playing experience you will feel.

The STIGA Tube is a technology where the middle veneer is built with “micro-channels” lengthways in the middle ply of the blades. The channels are then filled with different materials depending on the blade’s desired characteristics. The crystal technology increases your speed. Normal blade treatments use regular lacquer, but Crystal Technology employs a transparent hydrophilic gel lacquer that STIGA specially developed.

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  • Lightweight – only 4.6 ounces
  • Good control and defensive attributes
  • Reasonably priced
  • Comfortable design
  • Good beginner paddle


  • Not designed for offensive minded players
  • Poor power
  • No warranty
  • Not for “serious” intermediate or expert players


The STIGA Supreme paddle is designed with a defensive player in mind. The 2-millimeter sponge provides great defensive counters with strong loops and great control. The paddle was not designed for an offensive player. If you have an offensive playing style focused on smashes and spin, this paddle is probably not for you. For the price, it’s not bad for an intermediate or beginner table tennis player. However, if you are a serious intermediate or expert ping pong player, you should not purchase this paddle, and instead, look for a higher quality paddle with a better sponge. With your skill level, this paddle won’t perform up to your expectations.

Eugene (Gene) Sandoval has been one of those guys who spent too many hours around ping pong tables in high school. However, soon enough, Gene understood that there is more to ping pong than having fun. That is how he started a journey that made Eugene one of the experienced semi-professional ping pong players in the United States. As the founder of the PingPongRuler, Eugene spends most of his time surrounded by ping pong tables and research. He always has this knack for coming up with new ping pong strategies and telling the good and bad equipment apart.