The 5 Best GKI Table Tennis Rackets in 2024

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The article “Best GKI Table Tennis Racket” reminds me of the early days of my life. I can still remember the first table tennis racket that I ordered online. That was GKI Kung Fu Dx. Being a low-priced bat, I found it a good performer. And Kung Fu DX did not disappoint me at all. My next bat was also from GKI, which was Offensive XX.

The good thing about GKI rackets is that they are not too hard or too soft. They offer nice control, which is the main focus of a beginner. At the same time, these rackets will help you produce a decent spin. Some rackets are also good for offensive players.

But why are they so popular in India? Yes, they are very very budget-friendly. They offer very high value for money.

Let’s see the top GKI table tennis bats considering both aspects, performance, and price.

Best GKI Table Tennis Racket: Comparison Sheet

NameSpeedSpinControlRating
GKI Offensive XX9292969.4
GKI Euro V9493959.6
GKI Kung Fu DX9191979.3
GKI Kung Fu9191979.1
GKI Dragon9090979.0

Buying Guide of Table Tennis Racket 

Here I am giving a very brief idea for selecting a table tennis racket. The concept of the selection of racket is based on the fundamentals, i.e. control is the dominant factor for beginners, and for advanced aggressive players, it is speed. For details, you may check my article, “How to Easily Select a Perfect Table Tennis Racket?

  1. First, check the racket rating on the three attributes, i.e., speed, spin, and control. If you are a beginner, concentrate more on control, and for intermediate players, it should be according to their preference. Offensive players need speed and defenders rely on control.
  2. While hard rubbers are good for offensive play, beginners should look for soft rubbers.
  3. The thickness of rubber varies from 1.0 mm to 2.3 mm. Thicker rubber means more speed and spin and thin rubbers are good for control. For a beginner, a medium-thick rubber is good.
  4. The number of veneers of wood in the blade is also an important factor in the selection of a table tennis bat. A 7-ply blade gives you more speed than a 3-ply blade.
  5. Out of the three grips, flared, straight, and anatomic, the flared grip is the most popular and convenient for a beginner.

Best GKI Table Tennis Rackets Reviews

The following are the 5 best GKI table tennis bats for beginners and intermediate players.

  1. GKI Euro V
  2. GKI Offensive XX
  3. GKI Kung Fu DX
  4. GKI Kung Fu
  5. GKI Dragon

1. GKI Euro V Table Tennis Racket

GKI euro v table tennis bat

GKI Euro V is a good choice for intermediate players who want to build their game on power-looping. In comparison to Offensive XX, GKI Euro V is slightly better in speed and spin which makes it easier for topspin play.

GKI Euro V is made with specially designed Euro ply and Euro V rubbers. The Euro V rubber is incorporated with micropores that enhance the elasticity of this rubber. Moreover, Euro v is a tensor rubber, which means the top sheet is stretched before gluing on the sponge during the manufacturing process. Due to this tensor top sheet and elastic sponge, after impact, the ball bounces more and springs off with a higher trajectory. This nature of Euro V rubber is perfect for looping.

GKI Euro V comes with an ergonomically designed handle for better grip. The handle is designed in such a way that it minimizes the vibration at the time of impact which effectively increases to control of your strokes.

Specifications

  • Euro All-wood ply
  • Euro V tensor rubber
  • Speed: 94
  • Spin: 93
  • Control: 95

Pros

  • Good for topspin play with better control
  • Good Speed
  • Nice flared handle
  • Affordable
  • It comes with a good-quality padded cover
  • ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) approved

Cons

  • Durability is an issue

2. GKI Offensive XX Table Tennis Racket

GKI offensive table tennis racket

As the name suggests, GKI Offensive XX is designed mainly for offensive players. This racket is good for power-hitting with decent speed and spin. GKI Offensive XX consists of a 3-ply blade and medium-thick rubbers. There is no information available about the thickness of rubber. But when I had removed the side tape of the bat, I found nearly 2.0 mm thick rubber with an orange-colored sponge.

The rubber feels soft which helps you for good control over your strokes. GKI Offensive XX has a nice flared handle. This ergonomic grip gives you comfort in delivering power shots with ease.

This racket feels lightweight (Around 150 grams). The good thing is that this GKI Offensive XX is approved by TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India). That means you are eligible to play with this racket in any type of competition, it may be a state-level or national-level tournament.

Specifications

  • 3-ply all-wood blade
  • Speed: 92
  • Spin: 92
  • Control: 96

Pros

  • Good speed with control
  • Durable
  • Low priced
  • Nice carrying cover
  • TTFI approved

Cons

  • Not for advanced players

3. GKI Kung Fu DX Table Tennis Racket

GKI kung fu dx table tennis racket

GKI Kung Fu DX, a very popular table tennis bat in the Indian market, has good authority on control which is the prime requirement of a beginner’s racket.

The thick rubber (Light blue colored sponge) feels very soft which increases control with good speed and spin with the help of a little effort.

I have used this bat in my early days and found it an all-rounder. The price of GKI Kung Fu DX is well within budget. It’s one of the best rackets for beginners and intermediate players considering the price and performance.

GKI Kung Fu DX has a flared handle which makes it easy to hold. The approval of TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India) enables this racket eligible for tournament play.

A carrying bag is included to protect your racket from damage.

Specifications

  • Speed: 91
  • Spin: 91
  • Control: 97
  • Weight 195 grams

Pros

  • Good control
  • All-rounder 
  • Comfortable to grip
  • Budget-friendly
  • Durable
  • TTFI approved
  • Carrying case

Cons

  • A little bit heavy

4. GKI Kung Fu Table Tennis Racket

GKI kung fu bat

As the name suggests, GKI Kung Fu is almost the same as the DX version except for the handle. The handle of this bat is slightly glossy compared to Kung Fu DX. Due to the accumulation of sweat on your palm, there may be occurrences of slipping the racket from your hand, which can be adjusted after some use.

The price of GKI Kung Fu is more attractive and it is also approved by TTFI. With a nice price bracket, this GKI Kung Fu is a good option for beginners and intermediate recreational players.

Specifications

  • Speed: 91
  • Spin: 91
  • Control: 97

Pros

  • Good control
  • Good combination of speed and control
  • TTFI Approved
  • Includes a carrying cover

Cons

  • The handle may get slippery after long play

5. GKI Dragon Table Tennis Racket

GKI dragon tt bat

GKI Dragon is the least priced among the 5 GKI table tennis bats but offers the most command on control. It is the best GKI tt bat for beginners with a very balanced combination of speed, spin, and control.

Like Kung Fu, the handle of GKI Dragon is not properly designed. Though it has a flared handle with an enlarged portion at the end to prevent it from falling from your hand, the handle gets slippery occasionally due to the sweat of your palm.

Specifications

  • Speed: 90
  • Control: 97
  • Spin: 90

Pros

  • Very good control
  • Good balance between speed, spin, and control
  • Best for beginners
  • TTFI approved
  • Comes with a carrying case (Rexin)

Cons

  • The grip is not good

About The Brand: GKI

GKI, an India-based company has its manufacturing unit in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. This company manufactures good quality table tennis equipment to satisfy the requirements of the players. GKI is mainly known for table tennis rackets and balls which are very popular in India.

My Recommendation

Conclusion

While GKI rackets give the best results for the price, these bats are not recommended for serious learners of table tennis. But if you want to enjoy table tennis which is a great way to keep you fresh physically as well as mentally, these GKI tt bats give you the best value for money.

If you are a young aspirant and curious to know better alternatives, you may read my article on “12 Best Table Tennis Rackets in India”.

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