Penhold Blades

Penhold blades


There are two types of ping pong blades – traditional or European and penhold or Asian. The difference between the two lies in the grip, and different blades are produced for different techniques. Should you get yourself a European or an Asian penhold blade? Let’s find out!


The Asian grip has been most popular with ping pong players from Asian countries, that’s why penhold blades are also called Asian blades. However, nowadays it’s the player’s technique, not the country of origin, that matters. Penhold blades can be handled exactly like a pencil or a pen, and the racket is positioned vertically, not horizontally, as in the European grip.

Advantages of Penhold Blades

  • a big advantage in serving;

  • much faster attacking strikes;

  • powerful game at top-spins.

Disadvantages of Penhold Blades

  • very difficult for a good attack on the left;

  • not suitable for a variety of techniques, almost of no use at defense style;

  • best suited only for attacks from the right side (from the left for left-handers).


So if you’re an attacker, it’s worth learning the difficult Asian grip. In the experienced arms, Chinese and Japanese penhold blades work like a natural extension of the player’s arm and ensure an unbeatable “ball feeling”. Check out our range of Stiga penhold blades and blades from other manufacturers and find the best equipment for an engrossing game!



Armstrong Busho 1700 Square Jp.Pen
Armstrong Busho 1700 Square-Round Jp.Pen
Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 Round Jp.Pen

Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 Round Jp.Pen

Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 has excellent control and feeling..

85.00€

Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 Square Jp.Pen

Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 Square Jp.Pen

Armstrong Val Attack 40&44 has excellent control and feeling..

85.00€

Avalox Blue Thunder 550 Ch.Pen

Avalox Blue Thunder 550 Ch.Pen

Avalox's prototypical looper's 5-ply blade: the Blue Thunder 550. It is an extremely light blade des..

69.90€

Avalox Blue Thunder 555 Ch.Pen

Avalox Blue Thunder 555 Ch.Pen

In keeping with the legacy it inherited from the original line Avalox 500 line, the Avalox 555 featu..

69.90€

Avalox P700 Ch.Pen

Avalox P700 Ch.Pen

This very powerful light weight 7 ply blade is popular among member of Chinese National Team. Conven..

79.90€

Darker Esteem Ch. Pen

Darker Esteem Ch. Pen

The Darker Esteem blade uses a combination of cypress wood and carbon to produce a blade with a soft..

139.90€

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a 7t Ch.Pen

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a 7t Ch.Pen

The fastest blade in Darker All Hinoki 2A series. Recommended for advanced offensive play. This blad..

129.91€

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a Carbon Ch.pen

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a Carbon Ch.pen

The Hinoki wood plies are combined with two carbon layers to give extra power and the special feelin..

169.90€

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a Ch.pen

Darker Hinoki 7p-2a Ch.pen

This blade uses all Hinoki to produce great power and excellent feeling on all shots. It's power riv..

119.90€

Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020 (10mm) Jp.Pen

Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020 (10mm) Jp.Pen

This is the Japanese Pen version of the Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020. It is quite exceptional. It is ..

411.90€

Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020 (9mm) Ch.Pen

Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020 (9mm) Ch.Pen

This is the Chinese Pen version of the Darker Imperial Hinoki 2020. The blade is quite exceptional. ..

411.90€

Darker J-Speed 90 (8.5mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker J-Speed 90 (8.5mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single-ply Hinoki 8.5 mm square blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square) Any lines on the b..

164.90€

Darker Speed 25 (10mm) Kaku Jap.pen
Darker Speed 25 AL (9 mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker Speed 25 AL (9 mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single ply Hinoki 9 mm sqaure blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square)..

109.90€

Darker Speed 25 GR (9mm) Kaku Jap.pen

Darker Speed 25 GR (9mm) Kaku Jap.pen

Headsize:130x143mm MADE IN JAPAN..

89.90€

Darker Speed 25 PI (9mm) Kaku Jap.pen

Darker Speed 25 PI (9mm) Kaku Jap.pen

Headsize:130x143mm MADE IN JAPAN..

79.90€

Darker Speed 70 (10mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker Speed 70 (10mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single ply Hinoki 10 mm sqaure blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square)..

196.90€

Darker Speed 70 (9mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker Speed 70 (9mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single-ply Hinoki 9 mm square blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square)..

171.90€

Darker Speed 90 (10mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker Speed 90 (10mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single-ply Hinoki 10 mm square blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square) Any lines on the bl..

239.89€

Darker Speed 90 (9mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Darker Speed 90 (9mm) Kaku Jp.Pen

Single-ply Hinoki 9 mm square blade. Exclusively made in Japan. (Kaku = square) Any lines on the bla..

186.92€

Darker Speed 90 Hinoki (9mm) Ch.Pen

Darker Speed 90 Hinoki (9mm) Ch.Pen

Single-ply Hinoki 9 mm blade with Chinese penhold grip. Exclusively made in Japan. Any lines on the ..

269.90€

DHS Fang Bo All-Wood Ch.Pen

DHS Fang Bo All-Wood Ch.Pen

The DHS Fang Bo is highly offensive all wood blade. With Koto outer plies, you can expect high speed..

54.90€

DHS Fang Bo Carbon B2X Ch.Pen

DHS Fang Bo Carbon B2X Ch.Pen

The penhold version of the DHS Fang Bo Carbon B2X. Headsize:16.4 x 15.0 cm..

62.90€

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